Friday Random Ten – the “What rare thing do you get when you cross a feminist and an attorney?” edition

Answer: A lawyer who won’t screw you. (h/t thebalcony on Twitter for that joke).

Yes, it’s true, I am officially a Real Lawyer as of this past Monday, when I was admitted to the New York Bar. And I just moved into a new apartment, and it’s a long weekend, so this Friday is very celebratory. Some Grizzly Bear to kick it off:

You know the deal: Set your MP3 player to “shuffle” and post the first 10 songs that come up.

1. Jill Scott – Free
2. Liars – The Garden was Crowded and Out
3. Goldfrapp – A&E (Maps Remix)
4. The Capstan Shafts – Hp to the Sweet Blue World Again
5. Architecture in Helsinki – That Beep
6. The Avett Brothers – Nothing Short of Thankful
7. Tom Waits – Blind Love
8. MGMT – Pieces of What
9. The Shins – One By One All Day
10. Chris Garneau – Castle Time

27 comments for “Friday Random Ten – the “What rare thing do you get when you cross a feminist and an attorney?” edition

  1. May 22, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Congratulations, Jill!

  2. May 22, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Ha, I love it!

    Congrats on the bar – NY’s tough as nails (like you). I’ll be doing either Maryland or DC in February, since I don’t technically graduate till August (grr) but my first order of business is getting a job so that I can afford the exam!

  3. Laurie
    May 22, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Welcome to the bar, counselor!

  4. Miss Kitty
    May 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

    First off, as a feminist lawyer myself, I offer you many congratulations and a heartfelt welcome. It’s always good to have more reinforcements!

    My Random 10:
    1) I can see for miles (The Who)
    2) Til Kingdom Come (Coldplay)
    3) Cello Suite #4 in E flat, BWV 1010ii – Allemande (J.S. Bach)
    4) The Letter (Macy Gray)
    5) My Generation (The Who)
    6) Symphony #1 in C minor – Andante Sostenuto (Brahms)
    7) A Message (Coldplay)
    8) Don’t Ask Me/Upset (Bauchklang)
    9) Pinball Wizard (The Who)
    10) Manha De Carnval (Elaine Elias)

  5. catfood
    May 22, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Congratulations, Jill. That’s really wonderful.

  6. May 22, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Hey, congratulations!

    We do some work in NY, so maybe I’ll get to write letters to you someday.

  7. Ismone
    May 22, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Welcome to the profession! And awesome laugh line, I’ll have to use it . . .

  8. Nadia
    May 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Congrats!! That is awesome.

  9. norbizness
    May 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Congratulations, and loan me ten dollars. I promise to repay even if we secede and your American currency becomes worthless in Austin.

    1. In Time by Sly and the Family Stone
    2. Tonight’s the Night by Solomon Burke
    3. If I Needed You by Emmylou Harris
    4. King of the Wheels by The Bobby Fuller Four
    5. Carolan’s Concerto by The Chieftains
    6. Big City by The Dead Boys
    7. I Don’t Want That Junk Outta You by Memphis Minnie
    8. Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder (!)
    9. Astro Boy by Blonde Redhead
    10. It’s a Shame by Grandmaster Flash (yes, it uses the riff from the Spinners song)

    Damn, I was going for an “all songs older than the post author” until Blonde Redhead popped up.

  10. William
    May 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    1) Shout – Joan Jett
    2) The Red Smell – Vreid
    3) Love Is A Many Splendored Thing – Clifford Brown & Max Roach
    4) Dead Eyes See No Future – Arch Enemy
    5) The Apparition – Iron Maiden
    6) My Michelle – Guns N’ Roses
    7) Fly – Blind Guardian
    8) Suicide Messiah – Black Label society
    9) Too Bad – Monster Magnet
    10) Krigaren Si Gravferd – Windir

  11. William
    May 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Also, as I am completely unaware of my surroundings and didn’t see the announcement until I began reading other people’s lists, congrats Jill!

  12. CartoonCoyote
    May 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Congratulations, Jill!

  13. Abby
    May 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Congratulations, Jill! Hope you can relax and enjoy the weekend!

  14. aJenniferOriginal
    May 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Yea!!!! Congratulations Jill, that’s awesome.

  15. May 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Congrats Jill!!

  16. May 22, 2009 at 4:19 pm


    1) Radiohead – Creep
    2) Sufjan Stevens – Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL
    3) Sigur Ros – Staralfur
    4) Alexi Murdoch – Home
    5) The Cure – Friday I’m in Love
    6) Ani DiFranco – Bliss Like This
    7) Neutral Milk Hotel – Communist Daughter
    8) Cut Copy – So Haunted
    9) Andrew Bird – Oh No
    10) The Dresden Dolls – Mouse And The Model

  17. Marksman2000
    May 22, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Good deal, Jill. Congratulations on the bar.

  18. May 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Congrats. Wish you were in Columbia or Aiken, Jill. We need more people like you down here in South Carolina, taking on the far right extremists.

    On the Dark Side [02:43] — John Cafferty
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love [02:43] — Queen
    Sing a Mean Tune Kid [live][12:21] — Chicago
    Glad/Freedom Rider [12:21] — Traffic
    Abbey Road medley [15:57] — The Beatles
    The Eleven Jam [15:06] — Grateful Dead
    1983 … (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) [13:37] — Jimi Hendrix
    Through the Looking Glass [13:05] — Symphony X
    The House is Rockin’ [02:24] — Stevie Ray Vaughan
    2120 South Michigan Avenue [02:10]

  19. Ginjoint
    May 23, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Congrats and thanks, Jill, for becoming a lawyer.

  20. May 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Congratulations from DownUnder too!

  21. CulturalIconography
    May 23, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Hearty Congratulations!

    So, have they given you the 1000 Best Lawyer Jokes book yet? I sort of assumed it’s part of the admission protocol. My sister is a paralegal who has worked for attorneys for years and she knows all the best lawyer jokes.

  22. pink daisy
    May 24, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Congratulations, but doesn’t that joke assume that all prejudices against lawyers are true in most cases? :(

  23. May 24, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Awesome work to get to the bar! Many congratulations.

    My Opal is having a novelty song bash.
    The Saga of You, Confused Destroyer of Planets–Lemon Demon
    The Logical Song–Scooter
    Captain Hampton and the Midget Pirates–The Aquabats
    The Highwayman–Loreena McKenneitt
    Skullcrusher Mountain–Jonathan Coulton
    Hymn to the Breaking Streain–Julia Ecklar and Leslie Fish
    Hello, I’m a truck–Dave Dudley
    Wagon Wheel–Old Crow Medicine Show
    Tiger Tiger–Duran Duran
    The Element Song–Tom Lehrer

  24. May 25, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Congratulations, Jill!!!11!11!!ELEVENTY!11!!

  25. May 25, 2009 at 8:51 am

    How come I missed this the first time around? Happy lawyering, Jill! *clink*

  26. May 26, 2009 at 6:12 am

    1. Chelsea – Stefy
    2. Black & Gold – Sam Sparrow
    3. California Dreaming – Mamas & Papas
    4. Bandero Del Sol – Tish Hinojosa
    5. Toxic – The Chapin Sisters
    6. At Last – Etta James
    7. Dashboard – Modest Mouse
    8. Rock the House – Gorillaz
    9. New in Town – Little Boots (A1 Bassline Remix)
    10. See Line Woman – Nina Simone

  27. May 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Belated congratulations!

    And now my belated random ten…

    1. All I Want to Say-Andrewesley
    2. Blinded by the Darkness-T-Bone Burnett
    3. Scream-Tokio Hotel
    4. Breaking No One’s Heaven-Peter Murphy
    5.Oh My Lord-Ringo Starr
    6. Mistakes We Knew We Were Making-Mae
    7. Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head-They Might Be Giants
    8. Mr. Popeil- Weird Al Yankovic
    9. Wake Up Dead-Megadeth
    10. The Prettiest Star-David Bowie

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