Archive for December, 2005

Christmas 2005 Update

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Well, Christmas is about over. I’m with my parents now and so far everything is going pretty well. Mom insisted on building a campfire outside last night and singing Christmas songs, but the weather was warmer than most years so it wasn’t too bad. I got all of my gifts done in time, although many [...]

Jury Duty

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Well I got called for Jury Duty. Sure, I could get out of it if I wanted. Many people have told me they just didn’t show up and nothing bad ever happened, but I have several friends with criminal convictions because they “jury of peers” was 12 people who were too dumb to get out of jury duty. Unlike most things run by Fulton County, it actually went pretty smoothly. At about 12:30, they told me that they had enough jurors and that I could leave. Only 1 in 4 people who get a summons will actually serve on a jury. I did meet a lot of people, which was interesting. The jury pool comes from the voter registration, so the average IQ was much higher than waiting in line at the DMV, and everyone was local, unlike the airport. I brought my laptop, caught up on some reading, wrote a proposal (which was already approved by the client), watched a movie, and read several chapters from Harry Potter.


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