D and I attended and graduated from law school together. I feel like it's incredibly safe to say that he is a success, measured either by his happiness or by his career. Not only did he bring over a nice six-pack and bottle of wine for dinner at my home, but his firm represented the appellant in a headline-grabbing case just decided by the Minnesota Supreme Court. If those two things don't scream "Success!," then I don't know what does. The fact that he drives a purple SUV is just the icing.
Putting his success aside, I was also very impressed by the inventive tactics D used to secure his position within his law firm. I don't want to give away his trade secrets (though I may personally employ them at some point), but I will say that his strategy was brilliant, both in its simplicity and its effectiveness. His approach to employment was a classic think-outside-of-the-box situation. While most of his classmates used the tradtional approach in an attempt to find gainful employment (this includes the banging of one's head against a wall), D came up with his own thing and, in the process, really separated himself from the pack. I imagine that his ability to find imaginative solutions will serve him very well as an attorney. I look forward to following his progress, and I hope that some of his creativity might just begin to rub off on me.