I made it home in time for an actual dinner at a reasonable hour with other people tonight. It was only possible because my trial settled earlier in the day, leaving me with too much adrenaline to focus on anything else and a few hours of idle time this evening. Settlement is generally incredibly anti-climatic; neither side is particularly happy. In this case it was the right result, but I was hoping for some time in front of a jury because it is rare.
Despite the fact that I was able to leave work at a reasonable time tonight, I still completely missed out on this:
Dave Eggers was at The Garden District Bookstore earlier tonight in support of his most recent book, Zeitoun. It is the story of the painting contractor (I know that those of you living in NOLA have seen his signs) and his family in post-Katrina New Orleans. There is no question that I have had an overload of Katrina, but, as far as I am concerned, whatever Eggers pens is worth my attention. What a shame that I missed him because we had such a great rapport last time he was in town, I was convinced we would be fast friends.
I have a few distractions though...no one great excuse, but many little ones.
In honor of Josh's birthday, I am sharing La Luz's most-recent and favorite new trick. It is one he taught her a few weeks ago, one she practices regularly. The video illustrates how she is completely incapable of manipulating small objects. There will be no magic tricks in this girl's future: