Who is the Queen of Demurrers?
I am! I am!
I had a hearing in Pasadena today. It's always nice when you get to court and see a slip of paper that says the judge agrees with you. Resoundingly. This, my friends, is what we call a favorable tentative ruling.
It's rare that judges will reverse a tentative, so I was all smiles while I sat in court and waited for my case to be called. I'm a Nervous Nellie, though, so, while smiling, I still flipped through my papers in preparation. Opposing counsel, who was an old white guy, was not all smiles while he flipped through his papers. I love beating old white guys.
After winning my argument (and I hardly argued -- such is the beauty of having your writing convince the judge of your point before oral argument), I went to Dots Cupcakes. For me, no appearance at the Pasadena courthouse is complete without a visit to Dots. I actually look forward to going to the Pasadena courthouse because of Dots. Every courthouse should have a cupcakery nearby. It would make life so much better.
When I got to Dots, it was closed! Well, closed before it opened at 10 a.m. So what did I do? What any cupcake-loving monkey would do -- I sat in my car and waited 10 minutes until Dots opened. Ridiculous, I know, but I took this opportunity to call my buddy Pescado and catch up a little with him on old firm gossip. At 10 a.m., I told Pescado that I had to go get my cupcake on, and I opened the doors to sweet sweet goodness.
That's what happens to you when you open the door to Dots. You get hit with the yummiest smell, a delightful conglomerate of vanilla and chocolate and heaven.
The Shark's birthday was two days ago, so I thought that was a good reason to get a dozen cavity-inducing goodies for the office. I also got another four to enjoy at home with Mr. Monkey.
Bax and I went to Mr. Baguette for lunch to see how it compares to Lee's Sandwiches.
our adventure at Lee's was!
We both liked our meals, but we are bigger fans of Lee's. Maybe it's because we had high expectations for Mr. Baguette or because we were so hungry when we ate at Lee's last time. I'm not really sure, but it's hard to pinpoint exactly why we both prefer Lee's. I think we need a side-by-side taste test to put this issue to rest.
In totally unrelated news, my beloved The Original Texas Barbecue King has been razed to make room for more units of that damn Orsini apartment complex. Ugh. I am sad. It's not exactly R.I.P. time, as BBQ King has moved to a new location at 53rd and Vermont, but I will no longer have finger-licking-good baby backs just a few minutes away. Boo! Curse you, Orsini! You are a useless monstrosity!
Finally, in more unrelated news, I rode my elliptical today for 30 minutes again, but I ramped it up to level five from its previous level four. I was pleased with the 3.70 miles I did on the higher level. It was harder with that extra resistance.