Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Literary Jury Duty


Oh, what seven days can do! Last week at this time, I was stressing over putting on a really good event at A Different Light Bookstore--which turned out to be a blast. Thanks to all of you for coming and making it a success. Today, I start jury duty. I have to be at the courthouse by 7:30am. I'm not complaining, mind you. I'm actually looking forward to sitting there for a while, giving me the excuse to read or write for several hours.

4 comments:

Liz said...

I think you'd make a good juror. You're observant and you're fair.My one day of jury duty in May was pretty cool.

I didn't like getting there at 7:30, but at least I live close to downtown. And it was fascinating to watch the other prospective jurors. It was like we were all trapped in a cage together and everyone has a different reaction to the forced captivity.

Cheryl said...

Isn't it great how, as a writer, there's no such thing as truly wasted time? You can always write or at least accumulate material to write about (and on jury duty there's plenty). It's the same reason I always get to the airport early.

Angelo said...

this is interesting. how exactly does this whole thing go?

thelastnoel said...

Theoretically, we go into this lottery system where we're called at random. I'm called every few years, while others have never been called. It's strange, but effective.