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What was one of the fashion fads when you were a teenager?

Women’s clothing was bad enough, but for the guys? Remember the polyester shirt and pants in coordinating colors with the white shoes and belts? I shudder just thinking about those outfits. My high school crush had wine-colored polyester pants and coordinating shirt, with hideous white fake patent leather shoes and a matching belt. I can still see him in that outfit with his very long, Elvis-like sideburns! Even I — the one who worshiped the ground those fake patent leathers walked on — couldn’t help but laugh when I saw him. I wonder if he burned any pictures taken of him looking like that. I wish he would come excise the vision from my memory! Scary!

And does anybody remember leisure suits? I remember my sister actually sewing a couple for my father. One was orange. When I met my husband, he owned a house so I moved in with him. It had been a long time since he had cleaned out any closets (well, he’s a guy, after all), so I had to make room for my stuff. I went into the master bedroom closet and started pulling the most hideous clothes out, including a green polyester leisure suit. I later saw a picture of him wearing it. He looked like Kermit the Frog with a moustache. I wouldn’t have dated him then.


Name one thing you think people assume about you when they first meet you.

The minute they hear that I’m a lawyer, they assume that I want to hear their favorite lawyer joke.

I don’t.

Trust me.

I make the lawyer jokes.


On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how hard do you work?

20. And I don’t sleep much.

Main Course

If you were given a free 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl to sell anything you currently own, what would you advertise?

The Monstrosity. That’s what I lovingly (not) call my husband’s ugly, piece of crap Ford pick-up. I told him not to buy it. I drove up and there it was. I was furious. So I make him park it around the corner. No way is that heap sitting in front of my house. Somebody might see it and think it belongs to somebody who lives here. God forbid.


Fill in the blank: I love to ________ when it is _________.

I love to watch The Sopranos when it is airing on HBO! ANY TIME on HBO or DVD’s!


  1. Wooooooooohoooooooo!
    I can comment.
    I can comment.
    I hope all the people who are not working read your post.
    Great Friday Feast!
    Have a wonderful day!
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  2. Sunflower

    For some reason, I couldn’t comment on your blog yesterday.

    Great list and Happy FF!

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunflower blog and supporting me! Welcome back anytime.

    I will Exercise for Comments!

  3. Happy Friday. Your comments must be working again.

  4. I’m going to try to leave a comment here and see what’s what. I got an Active X control window thingy when I first came to your site. Typically that means your URL may have a virus (don’t panic)…but then it seemed to open OK.

    Loved your Feast this week. I think we may be from the same generation because I remember most of that stuff too..LOL..

    Very nice blog. My first visit – definitely not my last. I;m always interested in all thing legal and you like Lewis Black, so we might be kindred spirits.


  5. Comments working for me too. Great feast!

    Mine is up too.

  6. Great FF!!!

    Wow, your a lawyer? Did you hear the one about….lol…j/k!

    Have a great day!

  7. Rats! Miranda stole my joke! 😉

    Nice feast 🙂

  8. Okaaaaaay… so! A doctor, a lawyer, and a rabbi walk into a gym… (just kidding!)

    I think I must have been BLINDED during the “leisure suit” decade… I don’t remember it well — but I THINK it happend when I was a new mom for the first time! I had a baby and didn’t have to pay attention to such things! LOL! (Thank You Lord!)

    Good job on the Monstrosity! If you make him park it TWO blocks away, he will actually have to get some EXERCISE in order to use it! (just a thought…)

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Write From Karen

    You know, I seriously think you never sleep! I don’t know how you do it, Janie.

    I laughed out loud on “The Monstrosity” bit. I would totally make him park it somewhere else, too.

  10. Who needs sleep? I live on 3-4 hours of it. Nice list.

  11. Janie Hickok Siess, Esq.


    “A control using ActiveX technologies. An ActiveX control can be automatically downloaded and executed by a Web browser. ActiveX is not a programming language, but rather a set of rules for how applications should share information. Programmers can develop ActiveX controls in a variety of languages, including C, C++, Visual Basic, and Java.

    An ActiveX control is similar to a Java applet. Unlike Java applets, however, ActiveX controls have full access to the Windows operating system. This gives them much more power than Java applets, but with this power comes a certain risk that the applet may damage software or data on your machine. To control this risk, Microsoft developed a registration system so that browsers can identify and authenticate an ActiveX control before downloading it. Another difference between Java applets and ActiveX controls is that Java applets can be written to run on all platforms, whereas ActiveX controls are currently limited to Windows environments.

    Related to ActiveX is a scripting language called VBScript that enables Web authors to embed interactive elements in HTML documents.”

    If you open a window and get an Active X contol message, it means that the site is using some kind of control that you haven’t installed or that your Active X is out of date. You should be running Active X 9 right now. If not, you’ll get an upgrade message.

    Active X control messages are not related to viruses.

    I don’t want anyone to worry that they will pick up a virus by visiting my site! :-0

  12. I enjoyed your feast, and thanks for coming by and joining me in my feast.

    I think there are more beat up Ford pickups here in Tx than any other kind of vehicle. It’s not even thought of as a working kind of vehicle—it’s a family automobile! So what is everyone needing to haul around?

  13. Great feast! We will all remember to make sure and tell you any lawyer jokes we know! ;)….you’ve probably heard them all anyway. Happy Friday and thanks for visiting!

  14. You know, I’ve never actually watched an episode of the Sopranos! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  15. Joseph C. Harris

    Thanks for stopping by my blog…come back anytime. Loved your salad answer…I admire that kind of dedication.

  16. Christine

    I am so happy I moved off Blogger, I should have done it sooner. There are some great hosting sites. I had to have someone help me move off and onto WP, but if you know about computers, WP has instructions how to upload everything.
    I see you watch HOUSE, have you caught SHARK yet, and I’m curious if you have, What your opinion is of it!
    Hope you have a great Friday!
    Come dine with me.

  17. Nichole M

    Yeah, I’m really over the lawyer jokes, too. My husband does business litigation. What am I supposed to say when I hear a lawyer joke from my boss(es)? Seriously. I can’t say much. It’s very irritating.

  18. Barbara H.

    I do remember polyester and leisure suits and white shoes. 🙂 And I imagine the lawyer jokes get old.

  19. I’ll make a note not to tell you any lawyer jokes. How about a banker joke? 🙂

  20. I´m laughing about your soup =)
    A friend of mine is lawyer, too. Same cross, different nails. He gets to hear a ton of lawyer jokes although he neither wants to hear nor to tell some!

  21. alisonwonderland

    great feast – though i wish i’d come to dine sooner so i could have used Miranda’s line about your soup! :o)

    happy belated friday!

  22. Fresh jokes

    This was a totally crazy blog, i really liked your style of writing.lawyer jokes,i love them very much.

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