This Post Sucks

Yeah, well, I've got nothing for you today.  My creative juices?  They got sucked right out of my brain yesterday.  My ability to put together a coherent thought, let alone write one of my usual run-on sentences?  Zapped.  Zippo.  I've got an empty brain today.

Thank you, everyone, for all the support yesterday.  Honestly, I appreciate it so much.  I was wiped out from no sleep, but I swear I could feel the energy from you guys.  The Internet is an amazing phenomenon, isn't it?  Just try to tell me that you can't bond with people from all over the world you've never met.  Bonds are happening, and friendships are formed that never could have been imagined ten years ago.  It's fantastic.

Let's see, what can I tell you?  My lawsuit did not settle yesterday, but it still might with two weeks to go until the trial date.  There seemed to be a possibility of that by the end of the day.  By the way, this is not a "get rich" lawsuit.  This is a "get reimbursed for medical expenses and hopefully have enough for future care" lawsuit.  There's a huge difference.  I know some people get rich from car accidents, but I am not going to be one of them.  Honestly, no amount of money could ever make up for what I've gone through or the dramatic changes that have resulted in my life.

Besides, if I was rich?  The other rich people would never accept me.  I wouldn't fit in.  I'm too much of a smart ass. 

All sorts of interesting blog-worthy events happened yesterday, but I can't write about much of it yet because the whole case is still pending.  I will say, our judicial system is bizarre.  I sat in one room with Mr. Shark.  Down the hall in another room was Mr. Asshole (lawyer for the insurance company of the man who hit me).  With Mr. Asshole was Ms. Bitch.   

Asshole and Bitch were representing The Evil Insurance Business.  Shark and I were representing the average everyday human.  Mr. Mediator was a kind angel and I wanted to bring him home with me to hug every day.  There was a lot of posturing and showmanship for the first four hours.  The legal process is such a game.  A chess game of a different sort.  Periodically Asshole and Bitch would come to our room so they could yell at us or so Shark could yell at them.  I think it really stressed out Mr. Mediator who wanted to keep everyone separated.

If it wasn't so stressful, it would have been entertaining.  Primarily because Mr. Asshole is such an asshole.  We all meet assholes all the time.  But this guy?  Honestly, he epitomizes the most extreme asshole anyone could ever meet.  I wanted to take his picture, but if I pulled out my camera I think he would have slapped it from my hand.  I can't risk anymore injuries so I left it in my purse.  Shark earned my utmost respect when he actually started laughing at one of Asshole's tirades.  Intimidation does not work on Shark I guess.

I got home in time to peel off my Fancy Lady Clothes and throw on my normal shorts, t-shirt, and flip flops as I raced PR off to baseball practice.  TR successfully managed the school day rides for her brothers.  PR and I got home around 8 p.m. from his practice, had a quick and light dinner and began filling out "first day of school" paperwork.  There were no homemade cookies for the kids yesterday, but maybe I'll try to bake them next week.  We survived the day, and that was a pretty decent accomplishment in itself.

54 Responses to “This Post Sucks”

  1. Michelle

    Why do bullies think intimidation works?…I guess it does. Glad you and Shark stood up to (laughed at) it. Keep standing up to it.
    Cookies baked under stress (like yesterday) don’t taste as well as cookies baked without it, so cookies next week will taste better! 🙂

  2. Michelle

    Why do bullies think intimidation works?…I guess it does. Glad you and Shark stood up to (laughed at) it. Keep standing up to it.
    Cookies baked under stress (like yesterday) don’t taste as well as cookies baked without it, so cookies next week will taste better! 🙂

  3. Michelle

    Why do bullies think intimidation works?…I guess it does. Glad you and Shark stood up to (laughed at) it. Keep standing up to it.
    Cookies baked under stress (like yesterday) don’t taste as well as cookies baked without it, so cookies next week will taste better! 🙂

  4. Lynn K.

    Well, this was still an entertaining post…..I’m so sorry you have to go through all this, on top of what you have already been through. Your wry humor is great and I love your names for the lawyers and I can just picture the whole thing going on.
    Hang in there and yes, the whole internet is behind you.

  5. Lynn K.

    Well, this was still an entertaining post…..I’m so sorry you have to go through all this, on top of what you have already been through. Your wry humor is great and I love your names for the lawyers and I can just picture the whole thing going on.
    Hang in there and yes, the whole internet is behind you.

  6. Lynn K.

    Well, this was still an entertaining post…..I’m so sorry you have to go through all this, on top of what you have already been through. Your wry humor is great and I love your names for the lawyers and I can just picture the whole thing going on.
    Hang in there and yes, the whole internet is behind you.

  7. Lynn K.

    entertaining isn’t the word I meant. but it’s the closest I could come as my middle aged mind knows the word I want is out there, but can’t grasp it. sigh.

  8. Lynn K.

    entertaining isn’t the word I meant. but it’s the closest I could come as my middle aged mind knows the word I want is out there, but can’t grasp it. sigh.

  9. Lynn K.

    entertaining isn’t the word I meant. but it’s the closest I could come as my middle aged mind knows the word I want is out there, but can’t grasp it. sigh.

  10. Lori

    To say I hate insurance companies would be putting it mildly…for me specifically my work comp. insurance company and I dread the day I will be in your shoes facing them in court….and their big ass lawyers. I don’t think my lawyer will take any shit from them either though so at least I got that!
    It’s a good thing you have a good sense of humor that gets you through a lot of this shit…even this post that said it was going to suck, didn’t suck…you still made me smile!

  11. Lori

    To say I hate insurance companies would be putting it mildly…for me specifically my work comp. insurance company and I dread the day I will be in your shoes facing them in court….and their big ass lawyers. I don’t think my lawyer will take any shit from them either though so at least I got that!
    It’s a good thing you have a good sense of humor that gets you through a lot of this shit…even this post that said it was going to suck, didn’t suck…you still made me smile!

  12. Lori

    To say I hate insurance companies would be putting it mildly…for me specifically my work comp. insurance company and I dread the day I will be in your shoes facing them in court….and their big ass lawyers. I don’t think my lawyer will take any shit from them either though so at least I got that!
    It’s a good thing you have a good sense of humor that gets you through a lot of this shit…even this post that said it was going to suck, didn’t suck…you still made me smile!

  13. Smart Mouth Broad

    It is a show of your incredible strength that when you think you have nothing left to give, you dig deep and come up with a post that makes us all feel like we were in the room with you. (even without the banned details)
    This internet thing is pretty amazing. I can’t think of another time that I’ve been concerned about someone that I’ve never met that lives on the other side of the country. But you were on my mind a lot yesterday. I’m with Shakespeare: “The first thing we do, ……” But it sounds like you have a good one.

  14. Smart Mouth Broad

    It is a show of your incredible strength that when you think you have nothing left to give, you dig deep and come up with a post that makes us all feel like we were in the room with you. (even without the banned details)
    This internet thing is pretty amazing. I can’t think of another time that I’ve been concerned about someone that I’ve never met that lives on the other side of the country. But you were on my mind a lot yesterday. I’m with Shakespeare: “The first thing we do, ……” But it sounds like you have a good one.

  15. Smart Mouth Broad

    It is a show of your incredible strength that when you think you have nothing left to give, you dig deep and come up with a post that makes us all feel like we were in the room with you. (even without the banned details)
    This internet thing is pretty amazing. I can’t think of another time that I’ve been concerned about someone that I’ve never met that lives on the other side of the country. But you were on my mind a lot yesterday. I’m with Shakespeare: “The first thing we do, ……” But it sounds like you have a good one.

  16. Donna in VA

    Wow! I miss ONE day of reading my favorite blogs and I missed all of THIS?! I’m really sorry that you have to deal with all of this, but am truly happy that you have SHARK on your side. I bet it really irked Asshole to his core when Shark started laughing at his tirade. Sorta deflates the whole rant. You have to smile at THAT.
    I really hope things work out for you.

  17. Donna in VA

    Wow! I miss ONE day of reading my favorite blogs and I missed all of THIS?! I’m really sorry that you have to deal with all of this, but am truly happy that you have SHARK on your side. I bet it really irked Asshole to his core when Shark started laughing at his tirade. Sorta deflates the whole rant. You have to smile at THAT.
    I really hope things work out for you.

  18. Donna in VA

    Wow! I miss ONE day of reading my favorite blogs and I missed all of THIS?! I’m really sorry that you have to deal with all of this, but am truly happy that you have SHARK on your side. I bet it really irked Asshole to his core when Shark started laughing at his tirade. Sorta deflates the whole rant. You have to smile at THAT.
    I really hope things work out for you.

  19. Linda

    This post didn’t suck and I’m so glad you were able to laugh in the face of all this. I was sending happy thoughts and virtual hugs your way all day. My husband thinks I’m nuts “You’ve never even met her!” Well, so what?!? I may be in the East Coast Time Zone but I was right there with you yesterday. (And today and tomorrow…) Hang in there! Holler if you need anything.

  20. Linda

    This post didn’t suck and I’m so glad you were able to laugh in the face of all this. I was sending happy thoughts and virtual hugs your way all day. My husband thinks I’m nuts “You’ve never even met her!” Well, so what?!? I may be in the East Coast Time Zone but I was right there with you yesterday. (And today and tomorrow…) Hang in there! Holler if you need anything.

  21. Linda

    This post didn’t suck and I’m so glad you were able to laugh in the face of all this. I was sending happy thoughts and virtual hugs your way all day. My husband thinks I’m nuts “You’ve never even met her!” Well, so what?!? I may be in the East Coast Time Zone but I was right there with you yesterday. (And today and tomorrow…) Hang in there! Holler if you need anything.

  22. alntv

    Glad to hear it all went down okay. Sounds like a lot of fun…swimming with sharks. NOT.
    Lawyers suck. Unless they get ya a sweet settlement…

  23. alntv

    Glad to hear it all went down okay. Sounds like a lot of fun…swimming with sharks. NOT.
    Lawyers suck. Unless they get ya a sweet settlement…

  24. alntv

    Glad to hear it all went down okay. Sounds like a lot of fun…swimming with sharks. NOT.
    Lawyers suck. Unless they get ya a sweet settlement…

  25. Emmy

    Bleh, judicial system does suck and I’ve never even had to deal with it! (I just watch too much Law and Order: SVU and keep getting mad that they have to leave out confessions or evidence because of some stupid stipulation.)
    Anway, glad that Shark and Asshole aren’t the same person and that you have someone who will actually stand up for you. Hope this gets settled quickly and as painlessly as possible!

  26. Emmy

    Bleh, judicial system does suck and I’ve never even had to deal with it! (I just watch too much Law and Order: SVU and keep getting mad that they have to leave out confessions or evidence because of some stupid stipulation.)
    Anway, glad that Shark and Asshole aren’t the same person and that you have someone who will actually stand up for you. Hope this gets settled quickly and as painlessly as possible!

  27. Emmy

    Bleh, judicial system does suck and I’ve never even had to deal with it! (I just watch too much Law and Order: SVU and keep getting mad that they have to leave out confessions or evidence because of some stupid stipulation.)
    Anway, glad that Shark and Asshole aren’t the same person and that you have someone who will actually stand up for you. Hope this gets settled quickly and as painlessly as possible!

  28. Bev

    I am glad you survived yesterday’s ordeal. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but after my 30 or so years in the legal biz, I know JUST the kind of @ssholes you are talking about. So much for professionalism and common courtesy. It flies right out the window. I am SO glad to not be in litigation anymore. And, my boss is a supremely wonderful gentlemanly attorney. It’s why I have worked for him for 15+ years now. He’s a rare gem. I am hoping and praying for a settlement for you before trial time!! I wish I could give you a BIG hug, my friend, but I can’t so consider yourself “virtually” hugged! 🙂

  29. Bev

    I am glad you survived yesterday’s ordeal. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but after my 30 or so years in the legal biz, I know JUST the kind of @ssholes you are talking about. So much for professionalism and common courtesy. It flies right out the window. I am SO glad to not be in litigation anymore. And, my boss is a supremely wonderful gentlemanly attorney. It’s why I have worked for him for 15+ years now. He’s a rare gem. I am hoping and praying for a settlement for you before trial time!! I wish I could give you a BIG hug, my friend, but I can’t so consider yourself “virtually” hugged! 🙂

  30. Bev

    I am glad you survived yesterday’s ordeal. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but after my 30 or so years in the legal biz, I know JUST the kind of @ssholes you are talking about. So much for professionalism and common courtesy. It flies right out the window. I am SO glad to not be in litigation anymore. And, my boss is a supremely wonderful gentlemanly attorney. It’s why I have worked for him for 15+ years now. He’s a rare gem. I am hoping and praying for a settlement for you before trial time!! I wish I could give you a BIG hug, my friend, but I can’t so consider yourself “virtually” hugged! 🙂

  31. Kelly

    I really liked this post. I thought it was great. Well, at least it’s over. Before the weekend too! Hope you have a good one.

  32. Kelly

    I really liked this post. I thought it was great. Well, at least it’s over. Before the weekend too! Hope you have a good one.

  33. Kelly

    I really liked this post. I thought it was great. Well, at least it’s over. Before the weekend too! Hope you have a good one.

  34. goodfather

    Please let me second (or third, fifth, twelvth) the sentiment that this post does not suck. Your ordeal sounds incredibly difficult – I’m glad you have an good attorney on your side. Thanks for sharing with us in spite of your depleted state. I was really looking forward to your news after yesterday’s post.
    Have a good weekend!

  35. goodfather

    Please let me second (or third, fifth, twelvth) the sentiment that this post does not suck. Your ordeal sounds incredibly difficult – I’m glad you have an good attorney on your side. Thanks for sharing with us in spite of your depleted state. I was really looking forward to your news after yesterday’s post.
    Have a good weekend!

  36. goodfather

    Please let me second (or third, fifth, twelvth) the sentiment that this post does not suck. Your ordeal sounds incredibly difficult – I’m glad you have an good attorney on your side. Thanks for sharing with us in spite of your depleted state. I was really looking forward to your news after yesterday’s post.
    Have a good weekend!

  37. Jan

    I’m glad to see that you are in a good frame of mind today; I kept thinking about you yesterday, wondering how it was going.
    I’ve never been able to get over how two parties who are “mediating” are supposed to do it from separate rooms…
    And Darling, your posts never – may I repeat, NEVER – suck. You see what I came up with for today. Can we say drivel?

  38. Jan

    I’m glad to see that you are in a good frame of mind today; I kept thinking about you yesterday, wondering how it was going.
    I’ve never been able to get over how two parties who are “mediating” are supposed to do it from separate rooms…
    And Darling, your posts never – may I repeat, NEVER – suck. You see what I came up with for today. Can we say drivel?

  39. Jan

    I’m glad to see that you are in a good frame of mind today; I kept thinking about you yesterday, wondering how it was going.
    I’ve never been able to get over how two parties who are “mediating” are supposed to do it from separate rooms…
    And Darling, your posts never – may I repeat, NEVER – suck. You see what I came up with for today. Can we say drivel?

  40. Midlife Slices

    I swear I left a comment on this post this morning but it’s not here. Maybe I just meant to leave a comment and went for coffee and forgot like someone else I know did on mine. No, not you. Anyway, I hope they call you before the trial date and offer you something nice and juicy that you can’t refuse and it will all be over. Good luck.

  41. Midlife Slices

    I swear I left a comment on this post this morning but it’s not here. Maybe I just meant to leave a comment and went for coffee and forgot like someone else I know did on mine. No, not you. Anyway, I hope they call you before the trial date and offer you something nice and juicy that you can’t refuse and it will all be over. Good luck.

  42. Midlife Slices

    I swear I left a comment on this post this morning but it’s not here. Maybe I just meant to leave a comment and went for coffee and forgot like someone else I know did on mine. No, not you. Anyway, I hope they call you before the trial date and offer you something nice and juicy that you can’t refuse and it will all be over. Good luck.

  43. sometimessophia

    Actually, I think Shark and Asshole are the same people… just depends which side of the pond you’re sitting on. I love your characterizations of them (and Ms. Bitch). My opinion of lawyers is very low (I used to be married to one) and it irks me to no end that lawyers are not really vested in your woes, are not particularly well-informed about your case, and yet charge a king’s ransom to represent you (with piece-meal results). After several bouts with my ex- I now represent myself. I know in your situtation you couldn’t… so I wish you well (and much success).

  44. sometimessophia

    Actually, I think Shark and Asshole are the same people… just depends which side of the pond you’re sitting on. I love your characterizations of them (and Ms. Bitch). My opinion of lawyers is very low (I used to be married to one) and it irks me to no end that lawyers are not really vested in your woes, are not particularly well-informed about your case, and yet charge a king’s ransom to represent you (with piece-meal results). After several bouts with my ex- I now represent myself. I know in your situtation you couldn’t… so I wish you well (and much success).

  45. sometimessophia

    Actually, I think Shark and Asshole are the same people… just depends which side of the pond you’re sitting on. I love your characterizations of them (and Ms. Bitch). My opinion of lawyers is very low (I used to be married to one) and it irks me to no end that lawyers are not really vested in your woes, are not particularly well-informed about your case, and yet charge a king’s ransom to represent you (with piece-meal results). After several bouts with my ex- I now represent myself. I know in your situtation you couldn’t… so I wish you well (and much success).

  46. Tricia

    I’m sure you’ve thought it and screamed it a million times in the last two years, but it seems so wrong, so criminal that a law suit where you’re trying to recover expenses incurred because of someone else’s negligence is so difficult, and so time consuming. My thoughts and hope for justice are with you.

  47. Tricia

    I’m sure you’ve thought it and screamed it a million times in the last two years, but it seems so wrong, so criminal that a law suit where you’re trying to recover expenses incurred because of someone else’s negligence is so difficult, and so time consuming. My thoughts and hope for justice are with you.

  48. Tricia

    I’m sure you’ve thought it and screamed it a million times in the last two years, but it seems so wrong, so criminal that a law suit where you’re trying to recover expenses incurred because of someone else’s negligence is so difficult, and so time consuming. My thoughts and hope for justice are with you.

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