Thursday, March 02, 2006

And now for this update...

8:55 a.m. Arrive outside of courtroom.

9:05 a.m. WTC arrives. Unfortunately for her, her company has another office about 5 blocks from the courthouse. She went to work yesterday, took a break for dinner, and went back until about 9 p.m. last night. Too bad. GF was out last night...I could've shown her a great time. Except for that whole, "I'm in love with my GF, etc. etc." thing.

9:20 a.m. Bailiff, who is kinda cute in her own WTC way, lets us in. Defendent is sitting upright in his seat at the defense table.

9:25 a.m. Judge begins laying out the details of how the attorneys will select the actual jury panel, peremptory challenges, and so on.

9:25.45 a.m. Defendent launches into a tirade about his (presumably) court-appointed attorney.

9:26 a.m. Judge orders all of us out of the courtroom.

9:40 a.m. We re-enter. Defendent is not present. Judge informs us that the attorneys agreed that we could continue without him.

9:50 a.m. Juror #2 is excused. I am bypassed, as another 15 or so are dismissed.

10:01 a.m. WTC is dismissed. Sob. No chance to get a cameraphone pic. She just looked at me from the door to the courtroom, smiled, and was gone from my life. Next target, WTC bailiff! Mmmmm. Tiffany. Schwing!

10:20 a.m. Jury is empaneled, sworn in, and I am now Juror #2. Others are dismissed and we take a break.

10:45 a.m. Back from break. Opening statements. Case is not super clear cut. Defendent may be a creep and a freak, but he has outs.

11:55 a.m. Lunch at Karl Strauss. Old married guy Juror #1 has unfortunately taken the place of WTC. Definitely not as cute, although his man-boobs are almost as big as hers were. Due to his presence, beer is desired but not consumed.

1:30 p.m. Back in court. Witnesses. Not very exciting, but the first one is freaking hot! Your typical 26 year old or so So Cal sales and marketing rep. Great pair of bolt-ons straining the buttons on the front of her blouse, and when she bends over to pick up her laptop bag as she's leaving, a little pink whale tail peeks out over the waist of her pants. Penis is unsure of the surroundings but excited none the less.

2:20 p.m. Break. Back in 10 minutes.

3:20 p.m. Prosecution says they've only got a few witnesses left. We're ordered to report back at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. What's it going to be by Monday, 2:30 p.m.?



SirFWALGMan said...

Just be glad its not a 4 month criminal trial, lol.

iamhoff said...

Oh yeah. Sounding like we'll be done by Monday, Tuesday at the latest. It's kinda boring without the defendent there. He's entertaining in a train wreck sorta way. It will go quicker without him present, but he certainly ratchets up the excitement levels.

Klopzi said...

I guess I'm lucky that I've never been summoned for jury duty - sounds pretty boring.

My wife asked to show up for jury duty once but the case got cancelled...? UP here in Canada, I don't think things are all that exciting. If you're guilty and you know it and the judge knows it, you're pretty well p0wned and that's that. They may give you a jury, but I think they just lock you up.

Plain and simple, no muss, no fuss...

Nick Christy said...

You might be a poker blogger if...

"Case is not super clear cut. Defendent may be a creep and a freak, but he has outs."

Love the jury duty blogging...

DrChako said...

He has outs... Classic.

Get that camera phone working. I need to see some WTCs to get through the day.


HighOnPoker said...

As an attorney, I am loving these posts. Here's hoping that the case lasts another 3 wks.