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Friday, May 16, 2003  

Friday Five

1. What drinking water do you prefer -- tap, bottle, purifier, etc.?
Among the bottled waters, I think Evian tastes least like plastic,. I don't need to drink bottled, however. I'm not terribly picky as long as the water is very, very clean and very, very cold.

2. What are your favourite flavor of chips?
Without hesitation: Poore Bros. in Dill and Jalepeno flavors. Not too greasy, incredibly crunchy and very flavorful. Having said that, H. recently came across guacamole-flavored and salsa-flavored tortilla chips at our neighborhood grocery store. I've never seen the brand before and don't remember what it was, but they are quite tasty.

3. Of all the things you can cook, what dish do you like the most?
I'm best with desserts, although still a novice. My favorite dishes are the simplest -- warm, chewy brownies or right-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies with pecans. Spoonbread is pretty tasty, too, and I make a mean, Tabasco-infused vegetarian chili.

4. How do you have your eggs?
Scrambled with milk on an english muffin with cheese and Boca breakfast sausage.

5. Who was the last person who cooked you a meal? How did it turn out?
Luckily, since I am not culinarily skilled, my best friend invites H. and I over for dinner with some frequency. She makes simple (albeit kinda unhealthy) dishes -- like the hashbrown casserole below -- but they are scrumptious.

Hashbrown casserole

2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons dried minced onion flakes
ground black pepper to taste

1 (2 pound) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
4 ounces extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes cereal

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the soup, sour cream, butter, dried onion flakes, and pepper. Stir in the hash browns and 1/2 the cheese. Pour into the prepared baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and top with crushed cornflakes.
3. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Happy weekend!

posted by elle | Friday, May 16, 2003 |


A laptop carrier worthy of my iBook. Kudos to Acme Made.

Simple JD Reminders

No. 1 - Love your clients, just don't love your clients.

posted by elle | Friday, May 16, 2003 |

Thursday, May 15, 2003  

Just to explain...

Since I've generally worked to keep this blog free of identifying information -- state, name, name of 1L2B-law school, etc. -- I've usually signed comments as either "liable" or "L." This, however, seems rather cold, if helpfully anonymous. However, I'd like something a little more girly, so I'm going to expand my pseudonym from "L" to "elle," which is at least a bit more feminine.

This is not, should anyone wonder, an homage to Reese or her twirly DBA. It's simple phonetics: "Liable" = "L" = "elle."

So, let's consider elle my name, shall we?*

* - My name is not actually Elle.

posted by elle | Thursday, May 15, 2003 |

Wednesday, May 14, 2003  


Bookfilter points us to an annotated list of legal novels from the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas. Also available from Tarlton is a list of legal narrative e-texts accessible through the UT site.


Suzy's lovely personal site includes samples of her unique handwriting. The font is suprisingly difficult to duplicate: In order to make the lettering appear natural and random, you have to consider the case of each individual letter.

posted by elle | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 |
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