Turns out the guy decided to represent himself and went with a jail sentence. So the jurors were never needed and we were dismissed just after lunchtime. I am so glad I didn't have to go in and be questioned. I figured I would play the snarky card and the green blazer would be their memory of me. "We would like to dismiss Juror #63, the waaaay too liberal, sarcastic snot in the green blazer." Would you dismiss me for being too non-vanilla and opinionated?
But, books! I finally got to finish reading Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" and started re-reading Ron Rash's "The World Made Straight." "Cat's Cradle" was interesting, a relatively quick read, but I would like to read it again so I can make better memories of the made up terms that pertain to the made-up religion in discussion. I think I would have a more dynamic understanding of it with a second read-through. And "The World Made Straight" is just a great character driven novel, set in the South, focused on small-town decedents of a Civil War massacre that split allegiance between neighbors. The author is my mom's maid-of-honor's little brother, so I'm a bit biased, but if you're looking for a more heart-rending version of Fannie Flagg novels, he may be right up your alley. Ron Rash. Check him out.
|Pants: Zara...Tee: J Crew Outlet...Blazer: Gap (old)...Shoes: Steve Madden|
|Look who got all up in my business... I pointed right back at him.|