So, yes, jury duty yesterday. They care not a whit that I had a two-week-old child (have I mentioned her, btw?) nor that I was going to Washington this coming week - "the cases don't usually last more than a day..." - so there I was in the -5 degrees yesterday, ready to keep American Justice moving apace. As it happened, my mYsTeRiOuS WoRkPlAcE was closed for weather, so I wasn't missing any work. Then, this being D_____, the defendant failed to show and all 50 souls in the jury pool were turned loose! Which meant that I got to put away the clean clothes that had been sitting on the dryer for about 9 days. JUSTICE IS SERVED!
"Bibi," I will say, as she is all a-dandle on my knee, "if Thom Yorke put this record out, everyone would wig out and Radiohead wouldn't be as awful as they are. Remember this...[whispers] remember this..."