Random Monday

In CategoryNavel Gazing, Random Monday

Well, we found the defendant….Guilty.


We deliberated all afternoon on Thursday and all morning on Friday. We almost had it worked out on Thursday, but the judge would not let us stay past 5:00. I laid awake all night worrying people would change their minds and we’d be at square one Friday morning.

It was hard work. Harder than I thought it would be. But I’m glad I did it. Several of the other jurors wanted to tell the judge we were hung and go home, but I wouldn’t let them. Turns out, bossing my kids around all day has made it easier to boss total strangers. I wonder if I can turn bossing into some kind of paying position…?

During jury duty, I had one burning question: When it gets hot, does the judge wear a Grateful Dead t-shirt and shorts under his robe?

I asked him about it when the trial was over.

I don’t know what came over me. He said he hadn’t so far, but had thought about it.

The other day, we hit the Starbucks drive-thru and got frappucinos and cake pops. My husband professed not to like the cake pops.

I don’t understand this.

We have been married 17 years. Now it’s like I don’t know him at all.

Hopefully, our mutual interest in brownies can sustain us.

Another thing I don’t understand is why ANYONE, never mind AMERICANS give a flying crap about the Royal Wedding. Why? Why? Why?

Plus also, I don’t get how to Extreme Coupon. I just saw a lady on teevee buy a ton of laundry soap for $4. How do they do this? One time I tried coupons, and there was a sale on barbeque sauce, and I tried to get, like 6 bottles. I had 6 coupons and everything. But the store would only let me use one coupon. I looked online and my Safeway does not allow “coupon stacking.” Still, I would like to get a year’s supply of laundry soap for $4. I don’t know if I am trying to spend 40 hours a week on couponing though… I saw another woman buy something like 64 bottles of Maalox. If I needed 64 bottles of Maalox, I might consider a gastroenterologist.


For this week’s Completely Random Randomness, a useful tip: if you have a door that is swinging closed, take out the bottom hinge pin and hit it with a hammer until it has a slight bend. Replace it in the hinge. Ta Da! The door will no longer swing closed so you walk into it trying to go potty in the middle of the night. If your door still moves, take out the middle pin and bend that one as well.