Monday, September 12, 2011

I need a lawyer

Or someone body that is married to one... or maybe just good friends with one.

It's not what you think.

DH's cousin is studying law up in Vermont. She was helping someone cleanup their flooded basement after Irene the other week. She wasn't wearing protective foot wear and apparently some acid leaked out of something and burned her feet and ankles.

I felt bad for her, but didn't think it was too much of a big deal, but apparently it's pretty bad. She is having to get skin grafts and everything.

I feel terrible for her. The pain, the recovery, the feelings of self-consciousness about her feet for the rest of her life. A get well card doesn't seem like it's enough.

So, I was wanting to ask the lawyers and spouses/friends of lawyers (or anyone that that has a good idea) if they could recommend a humorous law book (you know, lawyer humor) or something along those lines that I could send in a care package. Or, she's taking the bar exam this summer, is there a cheap study guide/flash cards/whatever that she might enjoy reading while she's laid up? All suggestions welcome.



Celia said...

That is terrible. I hope she feels better soon. I do not know any lawyer joke books, but Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs is hilarious. As is The Sweet Potato Queens Guide To Life, and Pat McManus's book How I Got This Way.

Jessica White said...

Oh my, I hope she's feeling better soon: No good deed goes unpunished.

I have no book recommendations...other than getting her hooked on Outlander.

liz said...

I'm a lawyer, and honestly, the last thing I want to do in my "free" time, especially when I was studying for the bar, is read about lawyers. I would get her something non-law related that you think is funny and entertaining. The only bar study guides I know of are extremely expensive (think $500 and up) and she probably already has them.

Chelle said...

OH man, I hope she feels better soon. It is nice of you to be so thoughtful. :)

Amanda said...

@Liz - I get you... I was thinking because she is not a lawyer yet maybe it would be enjoyable... you know, when your still a newbie and geeky and enjoy that stuff.

I just don't know what to get her.

liz said...

understood and it's really sweet what you want to do. The one law-related (not at all realistic, but that's why it's fun) show I loved was Boston Legal. You could get her a season of episodes on DVD from Amazon. I think the third season was my favorite.

Life Happens said...

That is very nice of you to think of your cousin. I hope she recovers and passes the bar!