Sunday, June 07, 2009

Paige Takes The Plunge

On June 6, 2009, Paige Lund was baptized by her Dad in a wonderful ceremony attended by dozens of friends and family. No, this isn't a live-action shot of her baptism (she went swimming with the family later that afternoon). Over thirty family members gathered at the Lunds' for visiting, eating, and congratulating Paige. The crowd included Paige's Grandma and Grandpa Smith, all the way from New York. Also making the trip to see Paige were her Great-Grandparents from California. The Lunds really know how to host a get-together. I probably put on a pound or two, enjoying Fiauna's cooking (yes, she does more than write - a lot more). Needless to say, I had a really great time spending the weekend in Utah, and have the pictures to prove it. But there isn't enough room here to publish all the photos, so I'm going to settle for just a few.

Monday, June 01, 2009

The Justice System Has Gone Hi-Tech

Well, here I am in the jury assembly room of the LA County Superior Court. It sure has changed from my previous jury service many years ago. First of all, they have Wi-Fi, allowing those of us who are otherwise bored to sleep a chance to spend the time productively (I've already been called, thanked and excused from one case). For those without a blog, there's regular internet, television, and the excitement of watching other people sleep, read, and talk to other people they will probably never meet again.

Most importantly, I no longer have to return every day for a week or more. The rule is "one case or one day." If my luck holds, I'll be back to work tomorrow. Well, maybe that's lucky - it depends on what's going on at work.

I'm still looking forward to this weekend's visit to Utah. I'm nearly counting the minutes until I can fly there. In the meantime, life goes on as usual. But some things don't remain the same, thankfully. The task of being a juror has been improved measurably. Now, if I can avoid being called on another case, I should be able to look back on this as a day relatively well-spent.