Daylight Savings Time is officially kicking my butt… All that sounds good to me right now is a nap. or, a Starbucks vanilla bean blended-creme frappucino. That sounds good too. I totally and completely don’t want to figure out what to make for dinner tonight, nor do I want to make anything at all, once I’ve figured it out. Sounds like a convincing case for a take-n-bake pizza.
We skipped church yesterday, I couldn’t convince myself to go to church at 7:30 in the morning on a Sunday. Not that it was at 7:30, but with the time change I would have felt like it was, and that’s what counts. So, I slept til 11 (DST) instead. Then I took a nap at about 3pm for a couple of hours. Then I tried to go to sleep at 9:30 so my husband could get to sleep and not have me waking him up since he has to get up at 3:30am on Mondays. But, our bodies are still on the old time clock realistically, so bedtime at 8:30 after all that sleeping. RIGHT. Laid awake a long time. Then he got up at 3:30 and I woke up, slept a little, then woke up again when he was getting ready to leave, then tried to wake up at 6:30 for work. RIGHT. That worked like a charm. hahahaha yeah… not so much.
I got a summons for Jury Duty yesterday in the mail. Well, isn’t that exciting? I can take one of my PRECIOUS vacation days and go, or I can take a day without pay and go, or I can defer til another time within this year, but then I still get the same two options from work. What happens if I were to get put on a trial? Oh yeah, no pay. Hey, that sounds great! I’ll just let my mortgage loan company know that I’m having to serve my civil duty time on a trial and therefore I can’t pay for my house. No worries Mate!! Not only all of that, but it’s the day before my birthday. All things being equal, it’s very likely I’d be done in one day and then back to work. But… things not always working out the way I want them to, I could just as likely be sitting on a jury bench doing crosswords and sudoku puzzles all day. Doing puzzles all day sounds just fabulous, the jury bench not so much. Maybe they have cushy chairs hiding somewhere??
I’ve decided I need a sewing machine. With all the short people in my house (all 5 of us) we constantly buy pants that are too long and then have to figure out how to either compensate (heels, belts, etc.) or walk on the bottoms, or pay someone to hem them up (only I do this). Plus, the girls know how to use a sewing machine and swear they would use it to make skirts and the like. And, finally, I bought curtains to use for my closet doors, but they are 96″ and really they need to be a bit shorter, so it would be useful to be able to do that myself. I do know HOW to use a sewing machine, it’s just been…..a long time. Like maybe… 20 years? Hehe NO PROBLEM!!
March 12th, 2007 at 9:00 pm
I don’t know what the process is for jury duty where you are. In Texas we can register online. I got summoned one time and I answered all sorts of weird crap on the online survey. Worked like a charm! And I agree. I think that if we have to serve our “civic duty,” the government should have to pay us what we would be making at our normal jobs rather than the $25 a day of “compensation.” Good luck! I hope you can get out of it.
March 13th, 2007 at 6:36 am
gotta come back and read up…shower time..:o)
Daylight savings is killin me too !!
March 13th, 2007 at 8:51 am
Take a half day off work and, at jury selection time, tell them all sorts of bizarre stuff. Tell them you think the Shakers are responsible for all the wars in the world, or that you think that curly-haired people are inherently guilty, or something else that’ll guarantee that you won’t get chosen.
March 14th, 2007 at 2:45 am
hello my dear person.i have a few thoughts.1. jury duty is an amazing opportunity. theoretically, the chance to actually have a jury of one’s peers and to be seen as innocent first is astounding. unfortunately few are that comprehensive. and further, it is unfortunate that our lives have led us to maximize on economic pursuits to keep us afloat verses investing in a civic duty….of jury duty. i couldn’t wait to get my jury summons. i went with anticipation. got called to be a potential juror. went through the process. sat in the FIRST seat, heard the “story” of the trial. saw the faces and i couldn’t do it. i knew the system intended the defendant to fail. and regardless of whether he actually “did it” or not i believe that circumstances and foundations lay an appropriate venue of choices regardless of being legal or not. so i made an excuse. a valid excuse, but an excuse never the less. said that i would have child care issues with serving on a trial that would last more than one day. i was excused. my advice, since you totally asked me for it (ha!) is to go as you would want someone like you to go for you. if you don’t think you can handle the costs of remaining in a trial you might be selected for, get out of it, however. but go. first because you deserve it and secondly because you are right. you will have to make this choice again later.2. day light savings time is horse poop. our president made one smart and really obnoxious choice. i am interested to see how this pans out. for me, i haven’t been up this late in a long time. I AM WASTING THE ENERGY HE WANTED TO SAVE. but fuck. i don’t really want to go into energy waste right now.3. get thee to a sewing machine store. cup idea #200 and what not (i love starbucks) says that doing things like this make you more interesting. 4. thank you for caring about me.
March 15th, 2007 at 4:42 pm
Gah! Jury duty! Not fun
March 16th, 2007 at 4:03 am
I hate that jury duty days off aren’t supplemented by employers. And you never have any idea how long of a commitment it’s going to require, and it cares not for your schedule or life situation! No wonder everybody hates it!