Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Legally Blogging plus a GIVEAWAY!

Good morning friends! What a fun day I have for you on the blog! First up, it's Legally Blogging, and then at the bottom of the post is an awesome, winner take all giveaway that Jackie and I, along with some other bloggers, are helping Whitney and her Yoga Pants to host. Enjoy!

The Legally Blogging idea was dreamed up by three ladies who all met in blog-land and instantly clicked. You could say it was love at first sight. The immediate connection stemmed from the one thing they had in common: Law. Obviously, as time went on, they discovered they had much more in common than just law, but that was a great starting point.

Here they are!

They decided to join forces and start a blogging series, to show that lawyers aren't always what you'd expect. The main goal of the series is to connect with other legal ladies out there and meet some great new people. Every week, the hope is to showcase a new person in the series.
Series so far:

If you're interested in participating in the Legally Blogging Series, just send an email to Jackie: jjstoughton [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

Hey guys, I'm Heather and I blog over at Sarcasm and Stilettos.   I am a 27-year-old, soon-to-be official, lawyer living in NYC.  I'm a New York City girl, born and raised, but in Long Island is where I spent most of my days....(reference...anyone?  Bueller?).  I was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Long Island when I was 10.  I went to undergrad at SUNY Albany and then attended Brooklyn Law School straight out of college...because being in school for 23 years straight seemed like a fantastic idea at the time.

I graduated with a certificate in criminal law and I aspire to be a District Attorney one day or work in criminal law in some capacity, but for now, I'm working in landlord-tenant and personal injury law.

My blog is a mix of sarcasm, snark, and sarcasm with a little bit about my day-to-day thrown in.  If you get a good chuckle out of some classic GIFs of reality television, then check out my blog 

Also featured - cute puppies, things I will never be able to afford and some good old-fashioned whining about struggling to live in one of the most expensive places in the world.

Never featured - anything having to do with stilettos.

Clearly my blog name suits me.

Anyway, moving on to the questions....

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging just recently - January 2013.  I had had blogs before, but never kept up with them and I was one of those people who was doing the whole near year, fresh start approach.  It's been a rough year and I just wanted a place to write with honesty, but I also wanted to put it out in the universe because I liked knowing that other people could read my struggles and maybe feel like they weren't alone.  

What do you like to do when you're not blogging?
Well, since I stink at keeping up with my blog, I do plenty of things when I'm not blogging.  I work at a law firm during the week and I waitress on the weekends.  I love going to see live music and I'm grateful to live in a city that offers so much of it.  I also love to read and have a strong addiction to anything that could even remotely fall under the category of trashy reality television.

What do you find is the biggest misconception about lawyers?
I think a lot of them have already been discussed, but I do think I have one that hasn't been touched upon.  I feel like a lot of people think that if you're a lawyer, you automatically are an expert on all aspects of the law.  I have people constantly coming to me for legal advice on any type of subject, expecting me to know the exact answer and a lot of the times, it's a very specific issue pertaining to a very specific area of law and it's not the area of law I work in or graduated with a specialty in.  

What's your favorite vacation you've been on?

While I love Disneyworld and I am lucky enough to have been there A LOT (my friend works there and lives in Orlando), Disney is not my favorite vacation.  I have two that top my list - my trip to Anguilla and my three weeks of studying in Italy while in law school.  But Anguilla wins in the end because I lived in Italy (Bologna) to be specific for three weeks and I took classes, so it wasn't really a vacation.  

Anguilla was amazing because I could never afford to go there on my own and I was lucky enough to have an amazingly generous friend take me with her as her gift for graduating college.  We went for six days and six nights, stayed in the Viceroy Anguilla, and were generally in heaven for two weeks.  We went jet skiing, parasailing, horseback riding on the beach and got horrible sunburns as a bonus.  I also had some of the best seafood I've ever eaten.

What's your best and worst home reno project?
I live in an itty-bitty NYC apartment with my roommate and I can barely keep that clean, let along renovate it.  So....next question? 

Congrats if you stuck with me this long! Thanks for learning more about me - I hope you'll check out my blog.  I don't update it as frequently as I should, but when I do, it's a full on snark attack....which is better than a shark attack...so that's a plus already.   I'm so grateful to the Legally Blogging girls for letting me be a part of this :)

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