In the interim, I am off doing my civic duty today. Got a jury summons back in February but I had other plans to go freeze my nose off in Minnesota so I requested a postponement until today. I've served on a few trials over the years, so this is somewhat old hat for me. I will say the new justice center is way nicer than the last time I got the call (over 14 years ago). Last time we gathered in a collection of older, well-worn (translation: ratty) temporary buildings across from the old courthouse. This new complex is the bees knees. Very fancy, modern, state of the art complete with interactive media system (where they show the same old movie about jury service). But they have the same old, rock hard church pews to sit on. Still, this ain't my first rodeo, so I came prepared for the long haul (fully charged iPad and a cheesy paperback novel to read). Normally, I would welcome the break from work, but I have a ton of things to do at the office that will be waiting for me when I return which, I hope, will be tomorrow.
Update: Close but no cigar. Did not get picked. Good thing, too. Was going to be a week long trial.