I didn’t get picked for jury duty! I mean, for the actual trial. I did have to sit in a courtroom with 35 other perspective jurors and answer a bunch of voir dire questioning and then individual questions from 11am until 4pm. The case was a personal injury suit, and I’m confused as to how it escalated to the Federal level (Jennifer, a little help?). The guy was suing for monetary damages after sustaining a foot injury at work, and they found me to be an undesirable juror since I’d had foot injuries of my own, had a family member who was a plaintiff in a personal injury suit, and happened to have a friend who’s an assistant US Attorney at the same courthouse. I still had to sit there all day until they made their selections. I finished reading Rick Steves’ guide to Belgium, though! And I’m off the jury pool list for at least two years. I’m not too scared about getting picked again, not because I don’t think it’s likely but because they made it clear from the video they showed us once we were all checked in that Federal cases do not include crimes of passion, i.e. homicide. Personal injury and white collar crimes? Now those I can handle!
I didn’t get to listen to my iPod once I got off the bus yesterday and got in line for the metal detectors to get into the courthouse, which was brutal because I’ve been playing this new, bonus-track, unreleased Keane song non-stop since I got it. And how did I get it, you ask? Well, Keane was giving away a limited number of downloads of it if you played a game on their facebook page. Ahem. Obviously I jumped at the opportunity, and I was rewarded with this beautiful, beautiful song. It is so perfect, and reminds me so much of their first album. I don’t know how I’m going to survive until May 7th when the rest of the album comes out, but this song is definitely tiding me over.
I don’t think I told you, but I’m finally going to go see them live! I got tickets to their show here in June through a mailing-list only presale a few weeks ago. Tickets went on sale at 10am and I was literally refreshing the page over and over from 9:58 to be the first one on. They were relatively cheap ($45!) so I snatched up two without blinking, and last week I got my seat assignment. You guys. I’ve seriously out-done myself this time:
It’s okay to be jealous. I actually can’t believe my luck. I found out that Keane is also playing a one-off show in Paris one of the night’s we’ll be there in May, and I’m seriously debating buying tickets for that show, too. I’m already “dragging” Boyfriend (I say that facetiously, he is adorably excited to go with me) to one show here, maybe I’ll relent and not throw a concert into our trip itinerary.
Speaking of trip itinerary, I’m in the process of organizing a bunch of wonderful guest-bloggers for that week+ and am so excited and thrilled to share them with you! Not just yet, though. You’ll have to wait another month to find out!