Sunday, February 12, 2012

MILP Roundup #239

The Weekly MILP (Moms In the Legal Profession) Roundup is hosted on a rotating basis among a bunch of blogs, including the original MILPers Butterflyfish, Attorney Work Product and Attorney at Large.


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And now, without further ado, here is your MILP roundup.

Holy crap that took a long time. Please leave a comment if you want to be added to the roundup.



  1. OK, I'm awed! ;) (And it takes a crazy amount of time, doesn't it?!)

  2. ** socks knocked off ***

    Well worth the hype!

  3. Cue Wayne's World


  4. Lol at the Wayne's World reference BFF. Fabulous work CM with your fancy graphics and everythang!!!

  5. Nice job CM! :) I agree - totally worth the hype. :)

  6. Thank god I don't have to follow this one. You lived up to your promises!

    (PS I was also awed by LL's devoted fans!)

  7. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Nice work, CM! And the jelly beans are so cute. I do have a follow-up LL type question for you. In between when you sold your old house and bought your new one, I remember your saying you basically liquidated everything such that you had zero in savings for a few months. We are basically in the same spot - to get the down payment need to liquidate, but we have bonuses and other things coming such that we can add back to our buffer. so, i guess my question - did it work out ok? did you feel like you could do it b/c you had family that could bail you out if something happened? i am nervous about it but part of me thinks it's kind of what you have to do to buy a house! also, i meant to ask - is X still an "executive type"? i laughed at that description. ;)

  8. I had more elaborate plans (spoiler: they involved an animated gif), but I didn't realize how long it would take to just do the roundup part! Much respect to all the long-time rounder-uppers, Butterflyfish, Proto Attorney, and Attorney at Large. JW warned me that going for a 1990s GeoCities feel might be a little obtuse for the younger folks, but I was not deterred.

    Anonymous, I feel so loved with your LL type question. Ironically, LL herself is now in the same position. The house stuff ultimately worked out for us, because we were lucky and got an offer fairly soon after moving into our new house. We took a big loss on the old place, but at least we were able to walk away. It was very stressful, but we knew that if we absolutely had to we could carry both mortgages for up to a year. (We'd be down to our last pennies if it came to that, though.) I wouldn't have done it with zero buffer. If it were at all possible, I would have accepted an offer on our old house first before putting an offer down on this one.

    And yes, X's personality has not changed since the early days when my father declared him an "executive type." It's so funny seeing him learning to walk. He will not do something unless he can do it well, and he hates falling down. It's not that he's hurt, it just makes him mad. So, as with all his other leaps in motor development, he doesn't do it, doesn't do it, and suddenly he can do it perfectly.

  9. I agree with everyone else, this was amazing. Also, I think this is the most excited and boisterous I've ever "seen" you on your blog...and I love it! If we were playing a sport here, I imagine you trash talking the other team as you rub their faces in the mud. Haha

  10. LEO: Nobody in our house is any good at sports (at least, not yet) so we have to find other things to talk smack about, like how clean we're going to get in the tub or how we're going to kick each other's ass at Candyland.