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Old 06-22-2017, 01:07 AM   #426
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M is a uniquely frustrating poster, I don't blame anyone for being drawn to that disaster
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:27 AM   #427
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I don't have any furniture except shelves and a mattress so far, but 60% of books put up on shelves = 60% moved in.

We have read many of the same books. Caro's book on the 1948 senatorial election that LBJ won is as god as The Power Broker.

I've never read Patrick O'Brian. Worth it?
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:47 AM   #428
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sick organizational skills; my father's sister's ambitious globe-trotting australian husband would be put to shame

you must be proud, lol
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:53 AM   #429
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I think I have to wait a year or so between reading books as dense as the Power Broker, there's just too much there. I'll definitely pick up some of his other stuff one day though.

Although they feel like Dad Books to me, Patrick O'Brian is good. It's incredibly geeky, using tons of nautical terms and just assuming you already know them. It's kind of an adventure story, except bad things happen to the 'good guys', the story rarely goes quite as you expect, and there're tons of Chekov's gun moments that are simply bluffs by the author. It makes it all feel pretty real, and there's a ton of in-depth character study. It's well worth picking up the first one to see how you feel about it.
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:15 AM   #430
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Been at jury duty for 2 mins and i'm already off the charts annoyed
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:43 AM   #432
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jmakin you are probably the smartest person there so don't abandon things. Do your duty, you'd want yourself on the jury if you were in there.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:47 AM   #433
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I dont think i'm really capable of lying inside a courtroom under pressure so if they pick me, whatever. I do have a criminal record though

Sheriffs deputies are such douches. It must be a job requirement.
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:42 PM   #434
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...It's incredibly geeky, using tons of nautical terms and just assuming you already know them.,,
You should already know them
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:48 PM   #435
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Nearly noon and they've only called about 30 people. I was one of about 50 called back after lunch. Everyone else gets to leave

****

This is probably the worst system that has ever been invented
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:52 PM   #436
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This is probably the worst system that has ever been invented
Unless we count sportsbetting systems
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:08 PM   #437
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I really wish I could share the experience of eating 1/4 inch cut well done ribeye in the cafeteria while listening to hundreds of names get called for dismissal.

It's "being chased by coyotes with snapped off trailer park wifi" levels of low
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:12 PM   #438
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J,

I used to have your annoyed attitude. Now I just chill out and do some email, surf the web, check 2p2, read a book, etc. Much more relaxing that way.
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:16 PM   #439
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I already did all that stuff for the first three hours, now I have nothing left to do.

I also get extremely uncomfortable sitting for long periods of time and for some reason this whole process really triggers my claustrophobia.

At least the lunch break movie is "Rango," last time it was something awful
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Lunch break movie? Sounds like cushest jury duty ever!

Here they just tell us to gtfo and find lunch somewhere and be back in 90 minutes.
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Reminds me of the time they showed a movie on the bus to Philly; 'Miracle on 34th Street', the made for TV remake. It was June.
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:27 PM   #442
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Lol
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Jury duty is a people-watcher's paradise. If you must bring something to distract yourself 100% of your down-time, you're doing it wrong.
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:24 PM   #444
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I don't know that there's a more overrated thing in existence than "people-watching." Whenever people try to use that as a primary selling point for an activity, I know right away to pass.
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:28 PM   #445
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People-watching is fantastic when you're funny or interesting! The conversations with friends imagining strangers' lives is great. Love you!
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:28 PM   #446
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Unless you're at a bikini contest
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:30 PM   #447
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Of ****ing course we didnt get to see the ending of Rango
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:34 PM   #448
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:39 PM   #449
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In the storied history of Disney/Pixar classics, in my adult life I have only seen UP
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I really wish I could share the experience of eating 1/4 inch cut well done ribeye in the cafeteria while listening to hundreds of names get called for dismissal.

It's "being chased by coyotes with snapped off trailer park wifi" levels of low
Cafeteria??!? That courthouse is baller!

I got called to the county courthouse in the tiny little county seat. When we got lunch break the judge said "Go have lunch. You can try Myrtles around the corner or Earl's on A Street. Earl only has 8 chairs though". McDonald's? Burger King? Hah! It'll be at least a hundred years before that town grows enough to get a national chain.
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