Let’s Start The Day With A Question

Q: What did Juror #242 say to Juror #184?
A: Nothing, because Juror #242 (me) didn’t have to report to court today.

I made the call last night after 5:30pm as instructed. I heard the recording instruct jurors numbered 1 through 184 to report to the Dekalb County Courthouse at 8:15am and all others would receive summons at a later date.

If you know my neurosis you understand why I called again at 10pm and again this morning just to make sure that I understood the recording correctly. Hell, I even recorded the message in case I come in to question some day in the future.

Not My Normal Lavanderia Night
After physical therapy last night I went over to the Spin Cycle laundromat (where they’ve attempted to remove all indications of the corporate comments/complaints phone number, which happens to be 800-973-7746. You really don’t want me to know the number? You must to a much better job of obscuring it.) near the corner of Dekalb Industrial and North Decatur to do my laundry. I made special note of the comments/complaints phone number because one dryer refused to take my quarters, while one of the dryers which did belied its name by leaving my scant mass of clothing wet after thirty minutes on its highest setting.

The laundry experience started with a near debacle. With only $20 bills in my wallet and no attendant in sight I decided to gamble with the change machine. In went the twenty and a fast crescendo of quarters appeared. With skepticism I scooped the quarters produced into my container like a Las Vegas slot machine winner. It didn’t look like twenty dollars’ worth of quarters, but really, who knows what that looks like. I ambled over to my three washing machines and heard a second crescendo from the change machine. After plugging my washing machines full of quarters I understood that there was no way the first wave of quarters equalled twenty dollars and quickly returned to the change machine. It was at that time I saw the sign on a different change machine alerting the user to the fact that when a $20 bill is inserted the quarters are produced in two rounds. I nearly left ten dollars’ worth of quarters on the table, or more accurately in the tray of a change machine.

After laundry I was really hungry, so rather than go in to Kroger and buy way more food than I should, I went over to the shopping center Chinese buffet and satiated myself.

No Rest For The Weary
Though I’m not sitting in a courthouse I am at work. I’ve much to do and figured taking the day off and lying to my boss about participating in jury duty would be a bad career move. 😉

Tonight I’ll be back at The Tabernacle for the Manchester Orchestra show.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – I slept poorly last night, I’d made a shitty juror
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – It’s funny. When I was planning on starting my LLC as “Jalapeño Beach” I had a logo in mind. My logo was going to have a jalapeño sitting on the beach sunning itself (possibly turning from green to red). That logo is scarily similar to that used by Dave’s Gourmet. The folks at Dave’s Gourmet never heard of my idea, but I guess if two people can create calculus then two people can come up with the same strange logo.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – physical therapy
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t bother to check

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)

Vegetarian Days – 2
Carnivorous Days – 22

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

May Goals
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least once
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than five days
– Lose three pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically The Laws Of Simplicity

2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st
Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than two one half-marathon
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to Let’s Start The Day With A Question

  1. Steve says:

    Geek Pride!! I know I’m a geek and I’m proud of it. Well, at least I acknowledge it and am not ashamed.

    I’m going to try and run at Jorges tonight, even though my run at lunch yesterday almost made me melt… being out of running shape and a really hot day is not a great combination.


  2. Barb says:

    I can’t believe you called 3 times & taped it – that is a little OCD for even you!

    (damn busy day over here)

  3. Steve says:

    I think they arrested him already… jury duty skipper!

  4. Barb, when dealing with the Law I like to cover my ass.

    I’m having a shitty day at work — being a control freak isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  5. Dawn says:

    Oh my goodness!!So happy I found this post! I’m juror #314 for May 25, and unlike you I totally forgot to call in last night! I have been in a panic for the last 2hours. You saved my day :-). Thanks. Btw love your work out goals, I think that is one I could follow.

  6. Nice to “meet” you #314, aka Dawn. Welcome Inside The Perimeter. Glad my humble blog could be of use. 🙂

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