Monday, October 30, 2006

      ( 7:13 AM ) teahouse
The Worst of Both Worlds

Last Thursday night I had trouble sleeping, due to the loud traffic and yelling people in the streets of Manhattan outside.

Then I had to wake up at the crack of dawn to catch a train so I could do my reverse commute out to the 'burbs.

Half an hour after getting off the train, I was driving to the office when I came within 2 inches of crashing my car. A deer jumped out of the woods, leaped over my car hood, and bounded off into the distance.

I slammed on my breaks and cursed, almost causing a 10-car pileup (which I avoided, but I'm pretty sure I stripped my breaks in the process).

Finally getting to work, I looked at my sad little paycheck, and was reminded of the enormous paycut I took to leave BigLaw and go in-house.

After I left work, I went straight home and then wrote out another check, in an amount equal to my entire pay, to my mortgage company for the payment on my tiny Manhattan apartment.



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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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