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Monday, October 25th, 2004
7:54 pm
What makes you feel vulnerable and what makes you feel invulnerable, and why?

This question makes me feel vulnerable.

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Current Mood: discontent
Saturday, August 7th, 2004
10:31 pm
Is there any truth to the saying: keep your friends close, and your enemies closer? Do you have enemies? Do you have more friends than enemies?

I don't really have any enemies. Unless, of course, you count my ex-wife and I strive to keep as far away from her as possible.

I don't exactly have many friends either. No one to keep close in any case. Except Lee. She was as close as anyone has ever been to me. She is the only one I will ever let be that close.

No one to keep close or closer. Is it lonely? Less often than you might think. Is it safe? Absolutely.

Lee, however, is the exception to every rule ever written.

Perhaps there is truth to that statement, but it's not one that I've ever known. Nor have I ever had to worry about it. I never will.

I really am the only person I can rely on.

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2004
12:44 pm
Would you choose to live forever, if you had the choice?

Why would I do something as ridiculous as that?
Monday, June 21st, 2004
12:13 pm
What have you most regretted losing?

Lee. Katherine.

No, just Lee.

Current Mood: melancholy
Thursday, June 10th, 2004
11:17 pm
What is a typical day for you?

I wake up around five in the morning, eat breakfast, perhaps run on the treadmill, then shower. I leave for work by seven at the latest, then work until noon when I break for lunch. Client meetings are usually left until the afternoon, so I may have one or two after lunch. Depending on the work load I leave the office between six and ten. I go home, eat dinner, run on the treadmill again, then continue what work may be left over from the day. I'm usually asleep by midnight at the latest.

That is a typical day for E. Edward Grey. I'm grateful you didn't ask about the days that I don't consider typical.

Current Mood: content
Tuesday, May 25th, 2004
12:59 pm
What would constitute a "perfect" evening for you?

A TV dinner, a glass of wine, my empty living room, a muted television set and my treadmill.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2004
10:47 pm
For the record, I enjoy my small, comfortable office far more than I did Alan's. The day went alright, I suppose. I was jumped on almost immediately by a man calling himself Denny Crane.

... He introduced himself to me seven times over the course of the day.

Tara the ferocious tiger woman turned out to be less ferocious and more along the lines of ... well, absolutely stunning, I suppose. She was very kind to me, though I think she figured out something was wrong within the first few minutes of our conversation. I told her I hadn't slept well and she left me alone after that. She's beautiful, Alan. You should tell her I'm available for a dinner if she were so inclined.

Oh, and Sally would like you to call her. She's very concerned that you're not feeling well. ... She dresses like my last secretary.

Alan's car is ... quite a nice car. There was a dent in it, however. I would think someone with enough money to buy a car like that would be able to fix a dent.

I got away without saying much, which worked nicely until some man named Matthew started asking me questions about a trial. He also wondered aloud if I was sick. I was told, like it meant something, that Hannah was still recovering. I was inclined to wonder if Alan had been responsible for something that I should pretend to feel bad for. I didn't. Pretend to feel bad, I mean. He doesn't seem like the type of person who would, so I didn't. This seemed to pass the test.

And then Denny Crane introduced himself to me again. He also told me that he didn't like my tie, that my tie wasn't strong enough for the firm. He seems to think that my tie needed to be burned, thus releasing any weaknesses I felt were attached to the tie. It's just a tie. A very plain, very simple red tie.

The coffee was terrible.

All in all it wasn't too terrible, though I doubt I could do it again.

Current Mood: tired
Monday, May 10th, 2004
2:11 pm
[locked to shadowed_kat]
Edward nervously parks and gets out of his car. He doesn't know why he agreed to show Katherine his garden. It's not something he shares with everyone.

He walks up to her apartment and rings the buzzer, hands immediately shoved into his pockets afterward.
2:08 pm
What is good and what is evil?

I hardly think I'm the person to be judging the definition of good and evil. I'm a lawyer, for god's sake. My profession is the butt of every evil joke known to man.

Besides, one man's evil is another man's pleasure.

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, May 6th, 2004
3:29 pm
What would your life be, if it were a movie? Comedy, horror, drama, sci-fi? And who would play you?

A romantic comedy. With ... er, shackles, chains and worms in place of roses and serenades.

As for who would play me ... everyone else seems to want deppth_charge to play them, so I figured why not give him more work? It's a stretch, of course, but *shrugs* ... range.

Current Mood: bored
Monday, April 26th, 2004
8:08 pm
If you could live anywhere, where would you and why?

Mexico. It's warm.

*afterthought* And I hear the brothels there are interesting.

What's better: democracy or monarchy?

Monarchy. And I'm quite pleased you're not asking me to explain this one.
Friday, April 16th, 2004
4:58 pm
What is the oddest gift you've ever recieved?
The saddle my ex-wife gave to me. Not Lee. The other ex-wife.

I think she expected me to wear it.

Current Mood: amused
12:23 am
[phone call to shadowed_kat]
*dials the number he has for Katherine from work*
Monday, April 5th, 2004
1:48 pm
How do you handle confrontations?

I suppose the answer depends on the situation. A confrontation with a client should be avoided at all costs and when it can't be, it should be handled delicately. The last thing I need, after all, is for them to run to another lawyer, spreading falsehoods about my practice the entire way.

If the confrontation is more ... personal, there are many ways of handling it. It all depends on the person. Lee and I rarely had any confrontations simply because I spoke and she listened. Other secretaries in the past have been insolent, however, and I've had to deal with them in a strict manner.

A physical confrontation? I'm almost ashamed to admit I probably wouldn't do very well in that sort of situation.

Muse: E. Edward Grey
Fandom: Misc. Movies - Secretary
Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
9:48 pm
[locked to shadowed_kat]
*pulls up to the address Katherine gave him and gets out of the car, going up to the apartment and ringing the buzzer*
Saturday, March 27th, 2004
12:09 pm
If you could change one moment in your past, what would it be?

The things I know how to change I wouldn't want to. The things I want to change are impossible to change because I don't know how to do it.

Maybe the best idea would be to go all the way back to the beginning and not hire her. I don't regret hiring her. I regret losing her. Perhaps changing the entire situation would prevent me from loving her, marrying her, ultimately losing her. But then I wouldn't have learned anything. That there are people out there who are so ... filled. Emotionally filled.

*sighs*

The things I wish to change, I can't. There is nothing for me to do. Nothing for me to change.
Monday, March 22nd, 2004
9:40 pm
Introduction

I am looking to hire a secretary.

My name is E. Edward Grey. You can call me Mr. Grey or you can call me Edward. Do not call me by my full name unless I've asked you specifically to do so or you are answering my telephone. Don't presume to call me Ed or Eddie. It annoys me. The names sound ... disorganized.

I am a lawyer, but don't expect me to discuss my practice with you. I work alone for a reason. I had a paralegal for a time, but I fired her. She was expensive and I didn't need her.

A secretary, however, is a neccessity for my office to run smoothly.

I love dislike typos. I love will not hesitate to employ a red marker when correcting any mistakes you have made in any company letters. Your typing skills must be far above average and you must maintain a professional disposition at all times. This means you must not get pregnant while working for me, wear appropriate clothing into my building, answer the phone in a powerful, strong voice and never ever masturbate in my staff bathroom stalls.

I will find out about it somehow.

If you're interested in the position feel free to leave me a note and we can set up a time that is appropriate for an interview. I will, of course, need a record of your typing scores to be brought to the interview.

Muse: E. Edward Grey
Fandom: Misc. Movies - Secretary
Saturday, March 13th, 2004
9:36 pm
Interesting.

Sort of messy, but interesting. I'll take the time to write a proper introduction when I'm not as busy.

Current Mood: indifferent
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