Jury duty disappointment – Five Friday Favorites

Jury duty.

That’s where I’ve been since Wednesday, which explains the radio silence following the Bachelor Episode Recap this week. While I’m not complaining about jury duty (which makes me something of a rare breed, apparently), it has thrown off my schedule more than I’d anticipated. And as of this moment (lunch break, which I’m spending at a diner near the courthouse), jurors have yet to be chosen. After three days the attorneys are still trying to figure out who they want to stick around for the actual trial.

Let’s see if I can sneak in a quick Friday Favorites before heading into Tribal Council.

UPDATE: I was not able to finish crafting this post during the lunch break, and ended up in the last round of players booted off Trial Island.

Despite my disappointment – and yes, I truly am disappointed about not being chosen – I’m still checking in with my favorite Friday link-ups – Oh, Hey Friday and High Five for Friday (add’l links below).


Favorite Quote

It is hard to be a woman

Favorite Funny

There were a lot of funnies during jury selection. A few from the attorneys but most by potential jurors responding to attorney questions. The case involved tobacco companies, so the majority of the questions were designed to suss out people’s true feelings about smoking, smokers, cigarettes and cigarette companies. Responses varied, with most delivered in an informational manner, although some individuals became emotional. Then there was the guy whose words floated juuuust on top of a seething rage, “I would convict them (tobacco companies) right now. I wish there were cases against them every day. Every hour of every day and that they would be convicted every single time.” And with particular venom,

“They are merchants of death.”

Spoiler alert: Tribal Council/Trial Counsel sent him home in the first round of elimination.


Favorite Makeup Product

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer.

Tarte Amazonian Clay ConcealerPhoto via TarteCosmetics.com

I’m still figuring out my makeup situation, but spend most days barefaced. Working from home will do that to you. Jury duty made me amp things up. Suddenly my hair was did, my makeup was on and I was wearing Instagram-worthy outfits. (I did not actually Instagram any of those outfits. Fail.) Every morning was early, but the first morning was particularly rough. Just before 4am, Ham (the dog) started fussing, grumbling and pestering. This ended with me running down the street in an attempt to catch Ham (sans leash) at 4:45am in pajamas, an oversize fleece pullover and Tall Guy’s ginormous tennis shoes.

There wasn’t a lot of sleep gotten after that. Luckily, Tarte concealer (my go-to for some time) covered up the dark circles under my eyes. Why I love it: It doesn’t clog my pores, it blends easily and the coverage is great. Highly recommend!


Favorite Benefit of Not Being Selected as a Juror

Yes, still disappointed. However, if I had been picked as a juror, I would’ve missed out on my first trip to the Florida Keys! Next weekend Tall Guy and I will be helping friends with a few last-minute touch-ups on their new place on Cudjoe Key. While it will start as a working trip, we’ll spend an extra couple days and make it a mini vacation. Hooray for vacations! Hooray for friends with a place in the Keys! Hooray for going someplace I’ve never been! Cudjoe Key tourist photoPhoto via TripAdvisor


Favorite Song

Alone Again by Gilbert O’Sullivan (not Gilbert and Sullivan). Like last week’s pick, it’s something that I’ve been hearing frequently on the radio lately. I cannot explain this, although it is worth noting that it’s (clearly) a different radio station (or stations) than the Keri Hilson song. Also, I’m not entirely certain why I like this song so much, but I do. A lot.



Have a wonderful weekend, e’rybody!


  • LIndsay
    January 23, 2016

    I had jury duty several years ago and hated it. I had to serve on TWO trials! It was awful. But I’m sorry you weren’t chosen! We are dying for a mini-trip to Florida and I especially want to go to the Keys. I’m so jealous! I hope you guys have the best time! Also, I just bought the Laura Mercier concealer and I wish I liked it more… I love everything I’ve tried from Tarte, so I need to check this out!

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      January 25, 2016

      Two trials on one round of jury duty? I didn’t know that could happen! If you do check out the Tarte concealer, let me know what you think!

  • Evelina
    January 24, 2016

    All that time and you didn’t get picked! I have always been curious what it’s like to be on a jury at a trial. It actually seems interesting to me! Although I would have to be in quarantine away from everything 🙁

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      January 25, 2016

      So I’m not the only one who thinks it would be fascinating! This morning it occurred to me that I could probably go sit in on the trial, if I wanted to. Of course, that occurred to me about the time as opening arguments would have been in progress, so I’d already have missed one of the seminal moments.

  • Candace McGee
    January 25, 2016

    I’ve never had to serve on jury duty…of course I probably just jinxed myself and will get a notice soon. I know if I ever do serve, I’ll walk away with a crazy story or two. Rarely any dull moments here (gift AND curse) lol. I hope you enjoy FL! I’ll be in Miami this week and then heading out for a cruise. Hip hip horray for vacays!


    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      January 25, 2016

      Ooh – enjoy your cruise, Candace! I think we’ll be stopping in Miami on our way to the Keys. Just for dinner, but that still counts, right? 😉

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