This is one of those times when I think back to Hyman Roth's line in Godfather II. Because right now, I need to say to myself "This is the
So this morning, I woke up after working until midnight, went to Chick-Fil-A for a coffee, and went up to the SMU Law Library. Which was closed. So I sat in my car, drank some coffee, and promptly walked through the doors at 8:30am, when it opened. Then, I spend the next couple of hours reading Anderson on the Uniform Commercial Code. It was 10:45 when I came up for air. I figured I'd walk across the street back to Chick-Fil-A, get a refill (that's fine, right? It's only when you re-use the styrofoam cup the next day that you get in trouble, I think . . .). So I did that, and then--because I was in 2-hour parking--I moved my car up into the next parking spot to avoid getting a ticket. "Pretty clever," I thought to myself. More on this later.
So I keep reading Anderson, and when I come up for air again, it's 1:35pm. Egad. Still no breakfast/lunch. But I figure I'm close, so what the heck. I finish my research in Anderson: altogether, I made it through about three volumes in their near-entirety, and two in sections. And then I figure I might as well examine Hawkland's UCC, which is right there. As I'm researching, I'm marking down every page with relevant information that I'll want to copy later. And then I cart those seven volumes downstairs to the copier, where I spend about an hour and fifteen minutes copying. That was fun.
Remember that parking ticket that I artfully avoided? Well, the meter-maid had apparently come back with a vengeance, and nabbed me somewhere between 10:50am and 4:30 pm, when I emerged from the library.
My stomach is on a rampage, so--research complete (for now)--I head across to Goff's to get a bite. I outline on my legal pad as I eat. I go to get my car inspected (because I had a ticket for expired inspection) and, as I wait, continue to outline on my legal pad.
I make it back to the office at 5:45, and here I am. Writing my memorandum on why we might or might not be able to sue.
Cue Hyman Roth.