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Caring, Sightseeing, and Judicial Hotties

Tired of getting those horrible ties at Christmas?  Here's something to ask care-o-meter.giffor instead:  the Care-O-Meter.  Put it in a prominent place on your desk, in view of the people across from you, and then point to it whenever you have a client who suffers from the misapprehension that "lawyer" is ancient Greek for "someone who wants to listen to my life story."  Sold in all fine stores.

As you're reading this, I'm over a thousand miles from Cleveland.  It's our 25th anniversary, and My Lovely Bride and I spent the weekend in Vegas, and are now ensconced in a bed and breakfast in Bryce Canyon National Park.  It doesn't quite have the visual impact of, say, the Main Avenue Bridge, but it'll just have to do. 

And no, I didn't take time out from my hikes to blog.  This post was actually written over a week ago; the software I'm using allows me to decide in advance when I want to post a note.  Needless to say, whatever I'm going to do here this week, I really did last week.  Actually, whatever I do here this week, I really did months ago.  I'm going to do what Rush Limbaugh does when he goes on vacation.  No, not take drugs without a prescription; I'm going to re-run posts I've done in the past.  For the rest of the week, you'll get some Golden Oldies.

But not today.  Last week, I highlighted some other legal blogs out there.  On the lighter side this week, we have Underneath Their Robes, featuring "news, gossip, and colorful commentary about the Federal judiciary."  Typical of their style is this post from a couple of years back on "superhotties" of the Federal bench.  Before you start salivating, keep in mind that of the twelve women featured, only two are under 50.  (I didn't look at the ages of the nine men, because I'm not into sort of thing.  Not that there's anything wrong with it.)  The article salaciously notes that Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York auditioned for the position of Playboy Bunny, but if my calculations are right, that would have had to occur, at the latest, sometime during the Nixon administration. 

Back to the mountains.

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