Last week I went downtown to the Avvo offices for the second Seattle Law Blogger Meetup. It's interesting to chat with other bloggers about what they do, how they do it, and why.
This week, Mike Rice (who writes Tax Law Journal) wondered whether any of us were going off our law topics to talk about the Fourth of July and the holiday weekend. He wondered how much we bring our nonlegal lives into our blogs.
Well, I hadn't thought about saying anything about the holiday, but why not?
The afternoon of the Fourth, I had the dogs at Magnuson Park's off-leash area, since a newspaper article had recommended giving dogs a lot of exercise: tired dogs don't freak out as much at the fireworks. While there, I saw Maurice Classen, a Trial Ad instructor who is teaching Evidence summer quarter and was there for the same reason. You know what we talked about? Dogs, mostly. It was nice to have a day off so we could both be away from our jobs.
Sunday afternoon at 4:30 The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band (in which I play second alto) is performing at the Ballard Locks. It's free and a pretty good time -- bring a picnic and the kids. The Fourth of July connection should be obvious: our repertoire is classic marches. Is there a legal connection? See 36 U.S.C. § 304.