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).
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.
Photo 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! Photo via TripAdvisor
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.