I got called in for Jury Duty for the very first time today. To be honest, I was a little excited. Haha. I figured it’d be a new experience and hanging out in Pasadena isn’t so bad. Plus, annnnything is better than being at work right? But about 10 minutes in, I started thinking of all the different ways I could get excused. It was SO BORING! I even started thinking about work. Here’s what I did today:

7:30 a.m. RUSHED out of the house because I was going to be late to report for Jury Duty at 8 a.m.

7:55 a.m. Found out that the jury assembly room doors don’t actually open until 8:15 (curses!)

8:30 a.m. Tried to get out of jury duty by telling the jury room lady that I had to be home to take care of my 15-month-old baby.

8:31 a.m. Got rejected because KP pays for me to be juror. 😦 Was told that I was at the mercy of the judge. (double 😦 )

8:32 a.m. Feeling rejected, went back to my grimy seat. At least I still had my iTouch to entertain me.

8:33 a.m. Happy that we got free wifi in the jury assembly room. Pissed that I forgot to charge my iTouch last night. (FML!)

9:00 a.m. Proceeded to master the art of sleeping with my eyes open.

11:00 a.m. Started using one of the computers in the jury assembly room.

11:45 a.m. Started to feel a little guilty for being on the computer for longer than 30 min.

11:46 a.m. Got over my guilt.

12:00 p.m. Met Alison for lunch.

1:30 p.m. Returned to the jury assembly room. Got back on the computer.

2:30 p.m. Got called as a member of a panel to be interviewed for a criminal case.

2:40 p.m. Found out the case was going to last until MAY 7!!! (FML!)

2:41 p.m. Frantically tried to come up with excuses to get out of becoming a juror on the case.

2:45 p.m. Walked into the courtroom and almost fell on my ass. 😦

2:50 p.m. Listened to the judge tell us that if we wanted to be excused, we’d have to stand up and tell her what our personal hardship (i.e. excuse) was one at a time.

2:51 p.m. Watched the judge go through each juror one by one, listening to their excuses, and rejecting them one by one.

2:55 p.m. Started getting nervous and thinking that I should hurry up and volunteer to go next before the judge starts to really be in a bad mood.

2:56 p.m. Stood up at the same time as another guy, and he just starts to talk before me. (Jerk!)

2:56 p.m. Listened to the jerk guy tell the judge how unfair it is for him to be here because he owns his own business and he can’t afford to be here. Watched the judge get annoyed and pissed at this guy. Horrified that the jerk guy actually started becoming argumentative to the judge…making her probably hate all of us. (FML!)

3:00 p.m. Got up and started to speak. Noticed that my voice was shaking a little as I told the judge that I couldn’t afford to be a juror until May 7 because I had to take care of my 15-month-old baby. Judge asks who’s watching my baby today? I tell her my mom. (true) Judge asks if my mom can watch my baby until May 7. I tell her no. (true because my parents are going to china in a week) Judge excuses me. VICTORY!

3:01 p.m. Walked very fast out of the courtroom in case judge changed her mind.


Just a few things to note before the weekend…

1. Apparently the place I work at doesn’t think Good Friday is a good enough holiday to let us start our weekend early. 😦

2. The hubs bought a copy of Sherlock Holmes so we can watch it together before he leaves for the weekend. 🙂

3. The Wangs are having a girl! 🙂

Happy Easter!

The hubs is going to Vegas this weekend for our good friend Ed’s bachelor party. That means Tyler and I will be spending some quality time together. Not sure what we’re going to do yet. Tyler’s finally at the age where I can take her out by myself and not worry about the “what ifs…” that I can’t handle on my own. You know, stuff like what if she spits up all over herself in a restaurant? What if she does “the deed” all over herself? What if she has a meltdown? Not that I couldn’t handle any of those things myself, but when you’re in public and your baby is still a baby…it’s a whole different story.

Anyway, I hope it doesn’t rain. That would suck.

The talented Charlie at her school’s talent show…

Lesson learned. 😦