June 29, 2005

jesus, am i really thirty?!?

Quite a nice birthday I had yesterday. The festivities had pretty much been broken up into two separate occasions: the first this past Saturday - a dinner with Erik and my friend David at Don Cuco's; and the final one, last night, a lovely dinner with Erik at the Tam O'Shanter Restaurant on Los Feliz.

I woke up yesterday with the dull sensation that I was getting older. "Jesus, am I really thirty?!?" Yes, yes I am. It's fine, whatever, I'm over it. As I child and young adult I never had any grand schemes or ideations of where I might be in my life by the time I was thirty years old. That makes this whole thing easier, I'd imagine.

I have a fantastic car, I'm saving towards property of some sort (a shack in my Dad's backyard is the likely "property" in the current housing market), I have a reasonably good job and a freakin' fantastic boyfriend. My health could use some tweaks, but really, whose couldn't? All in all, I'm in a pretty good space right now. I really couldn't ask for a whole lot more.

Except for maybe an excuse from jury duty service. That's tomorrow, my jury duty. I have to drive all the way up to the City of Ventura to sit around for a whole day hoping I don't get called onto a jury. While I really look forward to the day when I can be a member of a jury, to test my judicial skill and revel in civic pride - right now is just not the right time.

Firstly, it's my back. I won't have a problem waiting in some room for a more than a few hours. I'm sure I'll have the freedom of movement to get up and walk around every fifteen minutes or so. But being placed on an actual jury, having to sit in a chair for more than an hour at a time will just not cut it. My need to stretch and crack my back every twenty minutes alone could cause a mistrial.

And lastly, should I be placed on a jury, and have to come in on Friday - that would spoil my plans for Friday. On Friday, I am to get off work early so that Erik and I can take a ride up to Sequoia National Park for the weekend. Having to sit for jury duty on that day would force us to stay up quite late - something clearly neither of us is capable of.

So yeah, jury duty is a fantastic opportunity, but PLEASE, not this time. Oh, powerful Universe, let that be my belated birthday gift!


posted by julie at June 29, 2005 10:24 AM

things people have said

yes, my daughter. you are.

so said: jesus at June 29, 2005 04:25 PM

holy shit, it's jesus!

so said: julie (me) at June 29, 2005 04:44 PM



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