07 March 2007

9 hours of lovely sleep

Sitting in Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Monday night, I got the news that I had to be at federal jury duty in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning at 7:45 a.m. Ah the woes of the leisure traveler.

I'm not complaining. I'm explaining.

The jury duty necessitated washing clothes all through the night so I would have something other than "Angels Cactus League Spring Training" shirts to wear. Then taking the 6:02 a.m. train into LA.

I was tired and spent most of the day in a zombified post-vacation daze, sitting in the jury room, watching Scooter Libby get convicted.

The best part of yesterday was a glorious cup of iced coffee while lounging under a blooming magenta bougainvillea vine on historic Olvera St. during lunch. It was about 75 degrees and the birdies were singing...who says LA isn't beautiful?

I went to bed at 8:40 last night. The sleep I got was better than any spa treatment. I am awake and ready to go. Alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic.

9 comments:

wordgirl said...

Jury duty was one of the most interesting things I did all last year. Sad...but true. I hope this one is just as stimulating for you as it was for me.

TB said...

Um, have fun? I've never been called for jury duty, not ever. Even though I've always been registered to vote. In a way, I'd like to try it, but then again it does seem very time consuming. I hope if you get picked the case is really interesting and provides much blog fodder after the fact.

Elizabeth said...

At first I thought you meant that YOU were on the Scooter Libby trial-wouldn't that have been something? I've always been excused from Jury Duty, but I wouldn't mind serving one day. Hopefully when it's 75 degrees, not 15 degrees with four inches of snow.

Lisa said...

I am envious... Of the sleep. Not of Jury Duty.

meno said...

I thought i was the only one who knew that song!

I'm alive awake alert,
I'm alert awake alive....

Thanks a bunch, now it's stuck.

super des said...

I was going to say exactly what lisa said, but I was going to use the wourd "jealous."

SUEB0B said...

Meno - I thought that was a pretty obscure reference! Did you learn it in church?

Suzanne said...

Jury duty is the perfect place to wear an Angels t-shirt and sleep! Right?

I am mad jealous about the beautiful weather, though.

Alex Elliot said...

I was very excited to be doing for jury duty for the first time last year (I was called for it in IL when I was in college but since I was in school out of state I was excused.)My only real gripe was that the parking lot only had about 6 visitor spaces so I had to get there two hours early to get a space or have to run out and feed the meter all day and risk getting a ticket. Sounds crazy, but I know quite a few people who've gotten tickets while doing jury duty.

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