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Civ Pro is making me die a slow death September 28, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — taliabuford @ 3:38 am

This is the flow chart my teacher passed out today to help us understand personal jurisdiction.

Maybe it’s just me, but I thought flow charts were supposed to be simple. And actually help you understand something. This? This is confusing. As a mug.


This cupcake makes my soul rejoice

Filed under: Uncategorized — taliabuford @ 12:16 am

Picked it up Saturday while restaurant hopping with Kells. It’s been in the fridge since. I just keep thinking of how good it must have been straight out the oven.

It’s so good.


Sporadic posts September 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — taliabuford @ 8:58 pm

There have been a ton of things happening lately but I just haven’t had time to blog them all.

Working on figuring out a way to blog more, but I’m tweeting a lot, so you can always check there for foolishness.

On deck this weekend: B-Day party for Kells, B-Day party for my law school mentor, dinner with law school peeps, running some miles and reading a lot of casebook pages.

Now, to find something to wear for all these festivities!


On Juice (or Drink) September 21, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — taliabuford @ 12:06 am


So, I realize I’m wrong about this. But I never ever ever thought of Country Time Lemonade as drink until my good friend, Gene, pointed it out to me.

This was a real conversation we had whilst eating hummus in my living room just now:

Me: I’m a big juice drinker, but I think I’ll even limit my kid’s intake of real 100 percent juice. I’ll give them water and milk instead.

Gene: Real juice as opposed to fake juice.

Me: *laugh* right. No, I mean like, I won’t have them drinking like, red drink.

Gene: You won’t give your kids drink?

Me: I won’t give them anything that I don’t drink myself and I don’t drink drink. I don’t just sit around drinking gallons of red drink!

Gene: So you don’t drink drink, so if you drink it, then it isn’t drink?

Me: No. I just don’t drink drink like that.

Gene: So you don’t drink like, grape drink or anything powdered.

Me: *side eye* I’ve got Country Time in my cupboard now, but Country time isn’t drink. It’s lemonade.

Gene: *blank stare*

Me: It’s not drink.

Gene: If I pour water in Fun Dip, it’s just water in Fun Dip. If I pour water in Country Time, that’s drink.

Me: But I put lemons in it!


Ground swell for Groundwork September 15, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — taliabuford @ 2:21 am

Gene & I after putting in some treadmill miles earlier this year

My boy, Gene, is running the New York Marathon in November.

This is beyond huge.

The New York Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world. It’s up there with the Boston and Chicago Marathons as THE race for long-distance runners in the United States. And he’s been training like crazy for it so I know he’s going to kill it handily.

But beyond it being his first marathon, and a major milestone (he’s coming up on three decades on Earth), he’s running for an absolutely fabulous cause. He’s one of ten runners who’ll be representing Groundwork Inc.(, a non-profit in Brooklyn that works with young kids in East New York, which boasts some of the highest rates of poverty in the city. Groundwork focuses on early childhood development, helping to cultivate the kind of skills and provide the kind of resources that that so many kids who grow up poor don’t have.

His goal is to raise $2500 for Groundwork by Nov. 14. Any amount you’d be willing to donate would be appreciated. You can click here, or donate at:

Give what you can and help out this great organization — and encourage Gene in the process!


I can die happy September 9, 2010

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Labor Day September 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — taliabuford @ 2:11 pm

The week is half over, and I got it off to start with a small bang. For Labor Day, I had no plans so instead of sitting around the house and sulking, I decided to throw a small gathering at my house.

I provided the venue, music and some vittles. Then we had guest bring some food as well.

There was two kinds of chicken, fried corn and pasta salad.

My friend, Mark, brought his juicer and a gangload of fruit. So we had peach juice, strawberry juice, watermelon juice, (and mojitos for the mature crowd).

As Veronica said, “This juice makes me feel invincible.” It was that good.

It was a nice intermediate housewarming party for my new place. Plus I got to spend the holiday with some people I really like.