Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jury Duty

So, a couple of months ago, I received a letter in the mail from the St. Louis City Courts letting me know that I had been selected for jury duty and that I was to report to the court house on Nov. 18th in order to serve. I was super excited! I just think that the opportunity to serve on a jury would be the neatest thing! The night before, I had packed a bag of fun things in order to keep myself entertained - that would include the lastest issue of House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart's Cooking School and my current fiction book. Perfect!


My excitement quickly turned to dismay that morning when I discovered that I was lost downtown and couldn't seem to find the building I was supposed to report to. Thankfully, I happened to run in to my new Jury Duty Best Friend as I was getting out of my car. She was just as lost as I was and between the two of use we were able to figure out that we were to report to the Court building (picture above). I thought it looks a bit like the Ghostbusters building, right?!

After about 5 minutes, Hannah and I discovered that we had several friends in common and bonded over family blogs. We both passed the first stage of the jury selection for a huge class-action lawsuit and will be hanging out again on Nov. 30th for further interviews of potential jury members. So, overall, it was a long, boring, different, wierd day. And it was so much more fun to spend it with a new friend!

7 comments:

Sarah M. Anderson said...

Everything's better with the buddy system!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Look at all that great reading material! I would do exactly the same ;-)

Aili said...

Did you get to any of that reading? Or did you chat with your new amiga the whole time? :)

lucylucia said...

Oh I was able to read up on pasta with Martha. I want to make a nice vegetarian dish for Shalyn and Matt if they come to visit oveer the holidays, so I am getting in to research mode. My neighbor, Julia, made the most amazing lasagna (sp?) and I am thinking of making one. It just kind of intimidates me!

Hannah Bo Nanna said...

HEY NEW BFF - thanks for posting a pic of me that actually looks good!

lucylucia said...

Hannah - you should have seen the other one! ha!

Tiffany said...

I'm with you--jury duty is a legit way to escape from everyday life and spend a day catching up on reading! :)