Eat Like the Pres

 

 

at least in Hawaii…if you have a job and are looking for a vacation, it’s actually pretty cheap to go to Hawaii…at least as far as vacations to Hawaii go.  I was lucky enough to visit Oahu and Maui in the fall…when I was living high off the hog with champagne wishes and caviar dreams…aka when I had a job and wasn’t on the dole.  It just so happens that I’ve eaten at three of these places!  Barack and I just have SO much in COMMON!  We ate at Indigo our first night in Oahu and it was fabulous.  I highly recommend it…and the rest of the list ain’t so bad neither.  

Eat at Obama’s favorite Hawaii restaurants – USATODAY.com.

I can’t wait to see what DC spots he takes to.  I know he’s a fan of Mexican so my Washingtonian friends and I are taking bets as to which restaurante mexicana he takes a shine to.  Guapos is a personal favorite of mine but other bets are on Cactus Cantina (which is located a few blocks from Sidwell where the girls go to school) and  Rosa Mexicana.  Any tipsters out there want to weigh in?  Shed a little light?

Loco Moco...only for the brave but totes a cheap eat!Loco Moco from Aloha Plate in Lahaina in Maui.  Rice, egg, hamburger patty, and loads of gravy.  Perhaps this is the Hawaiian great-grandfather of the McGangBang.

ATL: Notes From the Breadline


Brooklyn Bridge a nocheNot sure how many people outside of the legal field are aware of the extreme effect this recession-economic meltdown-or whatever the President is going to call it tonight-has had on lawyers.  I talked to two lawyer friends today…one had 30 layoffs at her firm last week…and it’s not a big firm.  The other friend found out that two friends were laid off yesterday and she already has a pretty healthy list of laid off lawyer friends.  As someone who had a brief fling with a legal career (and over $100K in loans that I’ll spend the next 30 years paying off), I think it speaks tomes that I have more confidence that I’ll find a job before some of these lawyers will.  Is it my lower standards?  Lack of direction?  Willingness to do about anything for a buck at this point?  Perhaps…But it’s also that the market is flooded with attorneys looking for work right now.  While the economic death spiral has effected all practice areas, in some cases, law firm layoffs have wiped out entire practice groups in one afternoon.  

When I was in law school, everyone told us to become Real Estate attorneys.  Everyone assured us that if we concentrated on getting as many real estate classes in and did all the real estate clinics, we’d be set for life and would have no trouble paying back our loans.  Real Estate was always going to be busy-no matter what the economy was doing!  Now Real Estate attorneys are one of the hardest hit practice groups.  It’s important to remember that not everyone who graduates from law school goes on to make six figures…and that almost everyone who goes to law school graduates with a  pretty signficant-mortgage sized amount of debt.  

This article does a great job capturing-with humor and intelligence-what’s happening to so many attorneys right now…  It’s an excellent post and I recommend it for anyone who is an attorney or knows any…so that should cover just about everyone!

ATL: Notes from the Breadline

April Winchell » Barack Obama is tired of your motherfucking shit

This is pretty immature and has nothing to do with job hunting…but there’s been a car alarm going off in front of my apartment for about a half hour and the only thing that made me laugh was hearing our fearless leader saying things like “That guy ain’t shit.  Sorry ass motherfucker”

April Winchell » Barack Obama is tired of your motherfucking shit.

COBRA-YES WE CAN!

DSC03097, originally uploaded by ecallanet.

I have already posted about this but it’s SUCH an important part of the Stimulus plan that people need to be paying attention to NOW. If you’ve been laid off since September 1, 2008, you should read this article on the COBRA section of the new Stimulus plan. Until now, COBRA has been so expensive it’s almost not an option for the recently unemployed. Thanks to the new President’s Stimulus Plan, COBRA is finally affordable. Under the new plan, your employer has to cover 65% of your COBRA costs (the employer is then reimbursed by the US Treasury-but that’s not your concern!). As I’ve said before, I think this is a HUGE step in the right direction. To see Suze Orman’s take on it, skip down to my first posting.

COBRA Stimulus Plan – How the COBRA Premium Subsidy will Help More Get COBRA Benefits