Lysander of Alexandria

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Updates and cobweb-cleaning

Updated (partially) the blogroll - if you're not on it, leave a comment as a reminder; I got a couple things going on that suck up time like dry sponges.

Added TTLB Ecosystem (such wonders for the ego) and Sitemeter (finally. And more wonders for the ego. 2? Sheesh. I bet both of 'em were from when I was poking it with a stick, asking "is this thing on yet?")

Miers Nomination and Withdrawal

I haven't had much to say about the nomination, and her withdrawal from consideration this morning - among my immediate concerns is the Virginia Supreme Court, not the SCOTUS. (Though, yes, I know how they interrelate. It's just none of my cases are SCOTUS-material, at least not unless there's a 100% catastrophic chance.)

In any event, I now take this time to propose for nomination my mentor, the Honorable R.T.S. Colby, ret. I'll let the following proclamation speak for itself:


WHEREAS, Alexandria General District Court Judge Robert T. S. Colby has served as a judge in the City of Alexandria for 24 years; and

WHEREAS, he was raised in Jamaica, New York, graduated from Georgetown University Law School in 1951, and served in the Army in Korea; and

WHEREAS, he worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, and then in his father's law firm before he went on the bench; and

WHEREAS, during his tenure as judge in Alexandria, he has heard almost 700,000 cases; and

WHEREAS, during his 24 years as a judge he worked hard to see that citizens and defendants were treated equitably and fairly; and

WHEREAS, the Alexandria City Council wishes to recognize him for his many years of service to the City and its citizens;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Alexandria City Council hereby expresses its appreciation to Alexandria General District Court Judge Robert T. S. Colby for his many years of devoted service and extends its best wishes to him upon his retirement.
As for his Judicial philosophy, it can best be summed up in one word: Unique.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Emeril Lagasse
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A little silliness at the end of a long day.

You scored as Alpha Wolf. You are an ALPHA WOLF. You stand tall and are recognized by your followers. You are the leader, dominant, strong and intelligent. You are in charge and make sure that it is known. Despite the way you show your emotions towards others, you really do care for your pack.

Alpha Wolf


Beta Wolf


Gamma Wolf


Omega Wolf


Where do you rank in the Wolf Pack?
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Thursday, October 20, 2005

King Edward I
You scored 70 Wisdom, 65 Tactics, 55 Guts, and 58 Ruthlessness!

Or rather, King Edward the Longshanks if you've seen Braveheart. You,
like Edward, are incredibly smart and shrewd, but you win at any
costs.... William Wallace died at his hands after a fierce Scottish
rebellion against his reign. Despite his reputation though, Longshanks
had the best interests of his people at heart. But God help you if you
got on his bad side.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 40% on Tactics
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You scored higher than 81% on Ruthlessness
Link: The Which Historic General Are You Test written by dasnyds on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Monday, October 17, 2005

Blogger Gathering

Well, well. I am very pleased to report that a group of bloggers can meet in a public place without spiking the Dork-O-Meter into the red zone.

-Robbo the Llama
Absolutely true. Though, we were just this shy of having a quorum to hold a Bar Association event - and it occurred to noone to break out a Player's Handbook. (Though, the kids at the next table over did break out, spontaneously, into Dayeinu, though I think I was the only one there that knew it. Odd - they were off by, what, 5, 6 months? Kids - it's just after Yom Kippur, not Pesach. Gevalt.) However, the Flying Spagetti Monster was discussed, and resoundingly approved! I also learned the secret of Attorney-Blogging: staff. Staff is critical; that, and a job that doesn't require 6-day-a-week attendance. But, it'll all be better for it at the end - at least, that's what I keep telling myself. Someday, maybe soon, I will be able to afford to hire myself. Then I can start looking for Staff.

Anyways, back to the Blogger event. Present were JohnL from TexasBestGrok, the above-mentioned Rob from Llama Butchers, the Maximum Leader from Naked Villainy, Princess Cat from A Swift Kick and a Band-Aid (escorted by her blog-less friend Matt), Buckethead from The Ministry of Minor Perfidy, Ted from Rocket Jones, Dawn from Caterwauling, and myself, of course. Well, given the state of posting around here, "of course" may be a bit presumptuous, but I was there nonetheless.

To answer Buckethead's question: yes. Though, I had forgotten about Mr. Spooner. The General, I had not. On the gripping hand, it wasn't the ancient Spartan that attracted my attention as more than an interesting historical name and figure. Though, never did like the nickname given there.

The conversation and company was great, and any time there is another get-together, formal or not, it'd be a pleasure to go.

Mu.Nu must not like me. Or maybe my Firefox Settings don't like Mu.Nu. Either way, I'll try later on to set the trackbacks for everyone. An exception: The Maximum Leader's trackback worked just fine (as if differently was expected?).

Friday, October 14, 2005

DC Meet Up

A post! A post! Gevalt, there's a post!

There's a meeting of some of the Blogging Elite, that just happens to be a stone's throw from the office. Maybe, just maybe (100% chance) I'll be able to slip these shackles and get out of the office tomorrow and head over there. It's not like I'm not going to be in the office trying to get shit done.
Heh. Should see if there's still film in the camera; it'll be interesting I think.