March 15th, 2005


Jury duty day 1

Got to the downtown criminal courts building and into the giant holding pen. As usual, it was an interesting mix of people: the priest, the skater-dude, the hippy-dippy granola-eater... I think the most unusual one was the girl who was basically Crumb's dream-girl - she was even wearing a rather 70's style blouse/skirt/boots that made her look like she'd stepped off the front of Zap comics.
The other stand-out was the TV exec on his cell-phone. I don't recall his precise words, but basically he was saying something like, "Y'know that new show? We need to advertise it. - Yeah, I know we got that, but we need something better than that. - We need an ad that will make everyone think our new show is the next big thing. - How do you suppose we do that? - Well, you work on that." No doubt he feels like he's done his job, now that he told someone to make an ad that will turn their show into a hit.

Anyway, I got hauled into a case involving murder/attempted murder and conspiracy, but since the trial was expected to be long, the judge let me off the hook, which just meant I was immediately tossed into another courtroom. I get to go back today, as they're still picking a jury. I haven't been examined yet. The court is on the high security floor, so I get to go through the metal detectors twice.

Had a nice walk at lunchtime, which gave me more ideas for a potential road-rally (A&K's rally was both fun and inspiring).

Say hello to Juror #12

I have been duly sworn in. I have to go back tomorrow to pick up some alternates. I think the actual trial is scheduled for April. Now that I'm all sworn in and stuff, I can't talk about the 25 kilos of coke or anything, so you'll have to settle for reading about what color my poop is, or whatever else I use this journal for.

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Ultimate Gamer!!

GM says drop 2d10, aanndd... you roll 83% !
What, are you a first generation gamer? Did you own the brown box?! Whatever you do in your spare time, gaming seems to be your job. Either you looked up the answers or you're the best of the best, the type that makes other gamers strive to know more. Just don't let the knowledge overwhelm the newbies, it tends to push them from the hobby.

We all bow before you. You are the living nat 20, congradulations. I'm going to flee the scene now ;)

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