snow and other flacky stuff...

I can't believe this weather. Here it was getting all warm out, and now this! For those of you not looking out my window, it is snowing like crazy outside... with these monsterous winds throwing the stuff all over. Hopefully this will mean that I get to go home early!!

So I just found the most ridiculous article online, from the AP.

Court: Man Can Sue Over Surprise Pregnancy
CHICAGO - An appeals court said a man can press a claim for emotional distress after learning a former lover had used his sperm to have a baby. But he can't claim theft, the ruling said, because the sperm were hers to keep.

The ruling Wednesday by the Illinois Appellate Court sends Dr. Richard O. Phillips' distress case back to trial court.

Phillips accuses Dr. Sharon Irons of a "calculated, profound personal betrayal" after their affair six years ago, saying she secretly kept semen after they had oral sex, then used it to get pregnant.

He said he didn't find out about the child for nearly two years, when Irons filed a paternity lawsuit. DNA tests confirmed Phillips was the father, the court papers state.

Phillips was ordered to pay about $800 a month in child support, said Irons' attorney, Enrico Mirabelli.
Phillips sued Irons, claiming he has had trouble sleeping and eating and has been haunted by "feelings of being trapped in a nightmare," court papers state.

Irons responded that her alleged actions weren't "truly extreme and outrageous" and that Phillips' pain wasn't bad enough to merit a lawsuit. The circuit court agreed and dismissed Phillips' lawsuit in 2003.

But the higher court ruled that, if Phillips' story is true, Irons "deceitfully engaged in sexual acts, which no reasonable person would expect could result in pregnancy, to use plaintiff's sperm in an unorthodox, unanticipated manner yielding extreme consequences."

The judges backed the lower court decision to dismiss the fraud and theft claims, agreeing with Irons that she didn't steal the sperm.

"She asserts that when plaintiff 'delivered' his sperm, it was a gift — an absolute and irrevocable transfer of title to property from a donor to a donee," the decision said. "There was no agreement that the original deposit would be returned upon request."

Phillips is representing himself in the case. He could not be reached for comment Thursday.

"There's a 5-year-old child here," Mirabelli said. "Imagine how a child feels when your father says he feels emotionally damaged by your birth."

How unreal is that?! I mean, who does that... there are easier ways to get yourself pregnant. So here's what I'm wondering... how exactly did she get herself pregnant?? I mean, are we talking turkey baster here? Also I just think its unreal that the charges were dismissed because the sperm was considered "a present" ... "he can't claim theft, the ruling said, because the sperm were hers to keep." Gee, thanks hunny, how did you know that's what I wanted.
In other news, this past weekend was a very busy one. Friday night I headed to Rochelle's and spent the night. I gave Ro her RSVP cards that I had finished on Thursday, and she loved them... thank god! I was so happy to be rid of those things, althought I am very proud of how they turned out. Saturday morning Ro, Piper, Sabrina, and I went out and found our bridesmaid dress. It's gorgeous... strapless, A-line, floor length, with two bands along the neckline that go all the way around the back and end in these beautiful fabric pieces that hang to about calf length. So pretty. We got them in dark lilac and oyster. But now we have to wait until April or May for them to come in. After that we went out to lunch and then headed up to Athens, PA... where the Bridal Shower was being held (all of the wedding stuff is happening up there as the fiance Patrick is from that area). It was a four hour trip, but it went fast. It's a cute little town, and it was nice because the hotel we were staying in is the same one we will be in for the wedding reception. Plus it has a bar... which we all happily attending that night. Sunday was the bridal shower. It was cute, and you could tell Ro was having a great time... which was the important part. I have to say though, all this is only making me more excited for all my wedding stuff. But that will be here before I know it, so I just have to be patient.

Monday I had off for Presidents Day... one of the few bonus' of working for a non-profit. So I went to look at houses. The final two I looked at were pretty nice, and I LOVED the kitchen and basement in the last one. So Trav and I are planning to go see them together not this weekend, but the following one... as well as a few other places that I found online. I'm really hoping by then to have the pre-approval for a mortgage from the guy our real estate agent recommended, so that maybe, just maybe we might be able to put an offer on one of them.

As for this weekend, Saturday we are going to check out a hotel in West Conchohocken for a tour... its a possible reception site, so I for one am very excited. My mom also recommended we think about the Hotel Bethlehem... which I am, but since the damn thing is a Radisson now, it might be a little bit out of our price range!! We'll see. After that it is up to my parents area for a hair appointment, and hopefully stopping by to see Laura and the kiddies. Since she is preggers again I want to see if she's showing yet!! Then Sunday Miyano and Hiro and baby Yu-Yu are coming over for lunch. They haven't all met Travis before, so it should be a good time. And at that point my weekend will be basically over, and I'm sure I'll be tired from running around the whole time!!! But it will be good, and I am just glad that tomorrow is friday.

Okay, enought rambling.

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