February 19th, 2007

Dancing Gir

Weekend Update

We got home late from redheadlass and zensidhe's place last night. I called the court house and found out that I do, in fact, have to report this morning. On top of needing to get up significantly early I didn't sleep well. I kept waking up afraid that I was late, and ended up giving up and getting up early.

This is probably for the best as I'm not known for being quick to get ready in the morning. (In case you've never woken up next to me or had an early engagement with me, that last sentence is funny because it's such an absurd understatement.) However, now I find myself ready to go with some time to kill before I have to leave. Time to catch up on some LJ!

BTW our weekend was really good. femetal and I had marvelous sex on Friday followed by blessed, blessed sleep. Saturday brought more sex (weeee!!) followed by Boxing and Elebits (Wii!!!). Saturday night was Date Night. Janet and I went to dinner at a not-too-shabby Chinese buffet, then built a tent in their living room out of blankets, sheets, and whatever we could find to prop them up, and finally made out while watching Steamboy. Much fun all around!

Side note- if you like anime, and the steampunk genre interests you, Steamboy is very good. It takes place in the 18th century, but has some wild and innovative steampunk tech, an engaging story, and excellent voice acting. We watched it in English, and the principle characters are done by Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, and Alfred Molina. It was maybe a bit too good, as we kept getting sidetracked from the kissing by things happening in the movie. :-)

Sunday was a nice, lazy day. We hung out, watched some TV, I did quite a bit of reading on Gir (mostly old LJ stuff), we had teh groop seks, and then watched BSG.

As far as jury duty goes, I found out that the courthouse has wi-fi, so I'm much less apprehensive. As long as OJ Simpson isn't in town it shouldn't be too bad. ;-)
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Dancing Gir

Big news, everyone!!! (I guess...)

I don't generally consider ignorance to ever be a source of pride, but my not-so-inner geek is more than a little amused by the fact that I just found out this morning who won the Super Bowl. I learned it because it was mentioned on the SETI Institute's podcast.

I didn't know who either of the teams were until after the game had started, and didn't know both until several days afterward (from another science podcast).

Do I get extra geek points for this? :-)

BTW, I'm posting this from the Detention Center jury selection room. Wi-Fi is your friend!
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Terminator

Voir Dire Consequences

In the future, cold, emotionless robots will mete out justice to an unsuspecting humanity with ruthless efficiency. Unswayed by the mankind's pleas for mercy or temperance, all will be held up to the standards of Machine perfection, and those who fall short will be dealt with in the same compassionless manner that evolution has brought down upon all species throughout time who have failed to adapt to a superior competitor. This will be the final judgment of the human race, and justice will be served with beam weapons, spinning metal blades, and a thousand flesh-rending mechanical horrors as yet undreamt of!

For now though, there's just me.

I reported for jury duty today, represented myself honestly, and was selected for a jury. I'd considered telling them that I couldn't serve because I'm pregnant, but my more civic-minded virtues won out. The trial is expected to last one day, which to me sounds just about perfect. I get to see first hand how the criminal justice system works without it interfering with work too terribly much and without the pressure of being a defendant. Who would've thought that my first time in a courtroom wouldn't involve me being in leg irons??

The other nice thing is that while I had to report at 8-mother-fucking-o'clock this morning, tomorrow court starts at 10:00. To me that's much more reasonable!

Obviously I'm not permitted to discuss details of the case, but I can assure you all that it doesn't involve any crimes being committed by or against any robots or other machines, so there needn't be any concerns about me having any unfair bias! :-)
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