Chaco, Meego, and I are planning to take a little trip south to visit my dad later on and into tomorrow, so I thought I'd reflect on this past week and get in a little silver liningness now.
First of all, I was summoned for jury duty early in the week. Oh, boo. BUT, I called and was told I was on standby and to call again later. Called again later and heard those lovely words:
"Your jury duty obligation has been fulfilled"
Whoopee, that was the easiest jury duty I've ever had. I can remember being summoned three times in recent years, but have never served on a jury. First time, we all got sent home after sitting around the courthouse for a couple of hours. The last time, I was herded into a courtroom for jury seating.
They needed just one more juror for a trial dealing with drug possession with intent to sell (meth). Three people ahead of me were questioned and excused. They called me to the hot seat, and just as I sat down, the defense team asked to approach the bench.
Much whispering ensued, we went to recess. When we returned, the judge told us that the defendant decided to change her plea to guilty and accept the judge's terms. And I was all wondering, what? What did I do?
Anyway, we were all then sent home, so my jury duties so far have been pretty painless.
On that note, how 'bout that James Holmes verdict? I'm happy with it, and think he was crazy to think he would be found not guilty for being crazy.
In non-legal system updates, I made the Pedal Perks prize cut again. They gave out shirts this time, here's mine.
It's very... green.
I do like the world-in-the-wheels thing. And the fact that the shirt was essentially free. Nice people, those Pedal Perkians.
Oh, and in other prize news, I got an email from the HuHots telling me I got a medal for being first old lady at the half on the fourth. Hu knew they had medals for such things?
So I got that. It was sitting on the counter, and Wolfgang walked in.
"Oh, is this your medal?", he said
"Yup", I said
*looks at it* "Oh yeah, you're 50 now", he remembered
"SHUDDUP", I lovingly responded...
Like I need a reminder.