As we move into the final few days of the summer, everyone is wrapping up assignments, saying their good-byes and enjoying the last of the summer events. I’m getting sad about leaving and appreciating the view from my office more every day.
Last night, the Summer Associates, Jay, and Jessica headed to Trulucks in Brickell for an amazing feast of assorted appetizers, lobster bisque, steaks, salmon, and a decadent dessert platter. The conversation was lively, as we discussed the trips we have planned for the rest of the summer, Frankie’s apartment-hunt crisis, and Elise’s exciting run-in with the star of the Summer Shorts event.
We also reminisced about all the fun we had this summer – and everyone’s embarrassing stories. Jenny, for example, tried repeatedly to go down an up escalator during a tag along with Al Dotson. Upon realizing her mistake, she committed and tried to increase her pace, ultimately failing. Elise accidentally ordered an entire fish, eyeballs and all, at Sea Spice with Scott Baena. She claims to have ordered the filet – a likely story.
At the end of the dinner, Jay and Jessica surprised us all with gag gifts to commemorate the summer. I received a furry Russian hat to wear during my next of many conversations about my time abroad in Russia. Lauren received a Texas Holdem for Dummies book, since her poker skills were such an embarrassment to the firm. The guys received certificates for one hour of free bar tutoring from Jared Spector, and Claudia got purple hand weights to complement her new twitter account – dedicated to her love of fitness. Jenny received a book on how escalators work (designed for small children) so their complexity doesn’t get the better of her next time.
All in all, it has been an amazing summer and we are all sad to leave Bilzin Sumberg and each other. Luckily, we have another day, a farewell lunch, and an ice cream party to look forward to!