THIS WEEK I HAVE:  JURY DUTY


From the last time I served, I can say it is not like that Paulie Shore movie at all (ohno! I wouldn't joke if it weren't true.)

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I love the fact that the courts South of Oakland are located in the "Hayward Hall of Justice"





I had gotten my summons and decided to do this a while ago,

and then I lost my summons,

but then I found my summons so I guess I still have to go.


I'm not going in there with a plan..

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 (originally the BSG music was here)


I actually enjoyed serving the last time I was there. I actually sort of fought to be on the jury because a defense attorney indicated he thought that with a last name like mine I would be unsympathetic to alcohol related allegations.  (And I thought that was a jerky thing to imply.)  I won't tell you how things turned out on the internet, because I think I'm not supposed to discuss such things.  But, if nothing else (...and it was something else too,) it was a Jane-Goodall-esque observational study of 11 semi-local wack-a-doos locked in a room.  (Okay, and me, potentially the wackiest of the bunch.)


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 Jury duty is an opportunity to be legitimately judgmental!

Legitimately judgmental without guilt about being judgmental!

I can get it all out of my system.  It's great!  I highly suggest it.

 

 

If the cards had played out differently I would want to be a professional jury consultant. I have paperwork for FACS certification on my work(1) desk buried somewhere under and inside 7 inches of journal articles.


You may think I'm kidding...let's put it this way:  This is 1 of my 3 desks.


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I find "ordered chaos" kind of works for me.  It's chronological by depth!

(No, those drawers haven't closed in years. That's critical real estate!)


Plus, it's great for games of eye-spy.  

(cue the Propellerheads or the cover from a few pages ago.)

 

Do you see...this?  Kenny? Oats? DomoKun? Hawking? Mustard? 
JASMS?  (that article is old, but happens to be journal appropriate.)



If I had taken the picture with a high enough resolution camera maybe I'd quiz you on the books there, but I think I would recognize some of them at 100 yards, so I might have a slight advantage in that type of game.)


Anyhow, I ought to be getting my work in now as I will be missing out on doing stuff while I'm sitting around doing my civic duty and day dreaming about superheroics.  I'm actually out of blank etch-a-sketches because I've hit a point of not being able to erase what I've got, so it won't be productive in that way, but maybe I'll crank out a draft for my introduction and next week I won't be all angsty about how much I have to do.   For now, ...angst.