Friday, February 27, 2009

BufBloPoFo, Esq.

After seven hundred million years of school and tests and interviews and asking you all to cross your fingers and say a prayer for me, I am officially Michael Joseph Garvey, Esq.

Yesterday was the big swearing in ceremony. I was herded into a ballroom at the Hyatt in Rochester with 237 other wide-eyed lawyer-wannabes, and within one hour, the Fourth Department had administered the oath. One short hour and we’d officially passed through lawyer puberty from legal whipper-snapper to full grown lawyer men and women. Today when I came into work, this was on the door:


It’s just plastic, honestly. Its existence shouldn’t make me as happy as it does. Technically, it isn’t even mine. But this physical manifestation of my lawyertude, my lawyernosity, my quintessential LAWSOMENESS, well, it made me a little teary this morning.

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BUFBLOPOFO ‘09 ANNOUNCEMENT

So! Who wants to blog for fourteen days with me?!? Unless anyone can convince me otherwise (and remember, I’m a professional now – try to out-logic me at your own peril) I’m going to post an essay and a meme-style question once a day for two weeks. For an overview of what the hell I'm talking about, see last year's rules here, or all the posts here.

The big change this year, however, is that I want to push the competition back by two weeks, so now instead of March 1 to March 14, we’ll go from March 14 to March 27.

My reasons:
  • I want to see what you all drunkblog on the 17th.
  • March 27th is the day we close on our house. BIG DAY.
  • I want to see what you all hangoverblog on the 18th.
  • I haven’t actually prepared any questions yet. And Lord knows the last thing we need is a bunch of people blogging willy-nilly for fourteen days straight without a little coordination.
  • This isn’t really a reason or anything, but how funny is it that the first time I blog for reals in a zillion years is on my first full day as a bona fide lawyer?

So yeah, in the meantime, if you want to participate, and you do want to participate, send me an email at mikegarvey at hotmail dot com or leave a comment for me here. Oh, and if you have any suggestions on daily blogging topics, hit me up. I’m too busy lawyering.

26 comments:

Esther said...

You're growns up and you're growns up and you're growns up! I'm glad you haven't lost sight of what's important in life. Namely, this blog and entertaining me.

Beers said...

I shall forever more be calling you Michael J Garvey esq. Just wanted to drop by and official enter myself in this year's blogasm! In Mark's Head (http://inmarkshead.blogspot.com)

Hoffman (with one n) said...

woo hoo! Officially an esquire. Is that another term for man of the night? Will you be working a street corner? Oh wait that's an escort. Gosh that is lawesome. Congrats young lad!

Mad Typist said...

Hi, I'm in (this is Mark's co-host on his podcast, and a fellow Western NYer)

Becky Boop said...

Hey Garvey!

I want to give this a whirl this year.

This is mine and my sister's blog:

http://whichendisup2day.blogspot.com/

Becky Sarwate (formerly Bluemel)

Meg said...

I'm in. I haven't blogged since November because I've been saving it all up for BufBloPoFo.

kt said...

i'm in..WEE!

DPogorz417 said...

Congrats man!!! I'm so happy for you!! Definitely excited about your new house too! If you need a truck and trailer let me know, I can help! I definitely need to discipline myself to be more "blogable!" Sign me up for the BufBloPoFo!

Potsdam Kelly said...

Wow Congrats!!! I am in for BufBloPoFo . Meg got me hooked last year.

dr. nic said...

I will participate again. Congrats on the esquire and the house

Patty said...

YAY! I thought I missed the first two days when I saw the heading. I'm so glad you moved it back. Maybe this will get me back to blogging because I've kinda sucked on it for months!!!!

Congratulations on your LAWSOMENESS!!! Love that word and must find a reason to use it more :)

goose said...

I'm in Garv, and congrats to you!

M. said...

Yay for being sworn in, Mike!! Congratulations :)

sarah said...

me! I am free all day and have alll kind of time to blogificate and such.

Joelle said...

Congrats on all of your recent accomplishments!! I was hoping you would do BufBloPoFo again! Can't wait to hear your topics, use quotes, stupid utube videos or those lists that keep showing up on Facebook and our emails. Just some ideas...

Scott said...

Dude, I am soooooo there.

http://fourthrow.blogspot.com

Marcy said...

Congrats!! And count on the Mahoneys of Beantown for the BufBloPoFo!

Jen14221 said...

YOU ROCK!
Congratulations

Jen14221 said...

Oh, I'll blog too.

johnny k said...

i believe that i would like to participate in BufBloPoFo, mr. esquire, sir.
do you now receive a discount on Esq. magazine??

Hoffmann said...

In

lmmaho said...

Here's mine and my bff's blog - count us in! http://kiwichowda.blogspot.com/

Leah said...

Congratulations!!!

And damn damn damn....I just wrote a monster post, ONE DAY TOO EARLY TO COUNT.

Big Bear said...

Hi everyone! My name is Russ.

I have the pleasure of working with Mr. M. J. Garvey Esq., and the good fortune of looking like Hoffman's stunt-double, so I decided, what the heck, may as well join the BufBloPoFo. Fair warning...I'm a 27 year-old blogging virgin. So go easy on me. Just becaue I'm big, doesn't mean it doesn't hurt.

The name of my blog is Big Bear's Cave.

http://bigbearscave.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

1. A belated congratulations. I'm a bit slow these days. ;)

2. Um...I may regret this, given my recent blogging habits, but count me in.

Garvey said...

HOORAY FOR PARTICIPANTS! More people, more expectations for me to fall short of. I mean of which to fall short. I mean...

See, it's happening already. HOORAY REGARDLESS!