Here, There, and Everywhere

Nothing says Happy New Year like civic duty, errr, I mean jury duty. Wednesday morning I’m supposed to show my face downtown to participate in the process. Whether or not I will get picked to be part of an actual jury is another story.

Maybe they will ask if I have a blog and I can say “hells yeah” and I will get dismissed. The truth is I’m mixed on this jury duty session. I’d love to be part of the process and see how things function when you’re a juror. However this week we have a work offsite and this jury duty appointment is right in the thick of the action.

I’ve been part of other courtroom drama, but never in a jury. I’ve been a witness twice with mixed results. I think it would be great to be on a jury, but being away from work at the beginning of the year could be bad timing. Is there ever good timing for jury duty though? The only thing I know to expect is waiting. Even the county mail disclaimer says to expect to have a bunch of free time on our hands. I’m curious if they will make me ditch my BlackBerry or not. Maybe it will get me disqualified, who knows. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, I got chosen to participate.
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2010 is here and I’m very excited. There’s a chance, come August of this year, I may sign myself up for another Ironman event. I’ve got 8 months to think about it and to get my ass back in shape. Honestly, this one is going to be tougher to train for than the one I did in 2006. I was in awesome shape back in August of 2005 when I decided to take the plunge. I’m nowhere near where how I felt in January of 2005 in terms of physical conditioning and I’m a parent. I have the distinct advantage of knowing I can do it and my training partner has returned from his two year stint in the Dominican Republic. I’m still not sure if it will happen or not, but I could use some motivation these days and perhaps blogging about it will get me back on track. You’re right, I’ve this approach 5-6 other times on this blog to no avail. It can’t hurt to try once more.

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I’d like to make 2010 the year I accomplish bold things to make significant changes in my life. Ideally the year will be about getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things. I largely made safe decisions for the past decade and I’d like to throw much of that caution to the wind. Be bold, go places, do new things, rekindle lost passions, etc. I like to imagine there being a keg of potential waiting to be tapped. In 1998, I coined the motivational message “tap the keg” to turn things around in my life and it worked well. Go two thousand ten!

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About lessinges

Seattle native, discovering life! I like ice cream, cold cereal, and The Amazing Race.
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7 Responses to Here, There, and Everywhere

  1. brookem says:

    you so have to do the ironman again! we can motivate each other. this is the year im doing my first marathon. i can hardly contain my excitement!
    happy 2010!

  2. I look at jury duty as quiet time for me. I can just read, or do sudoku or catch up on bad paparazzi magazines.
    I also found that if you ask a lot of questions they think you’re a ‘free thinker’ and dismiss you. 🙂

  3. SM says:

    Did you skip the black eyed peas this year? I did.
    Good luck with the jury duty. I never got summoned the last time I got the notice I could be. So that’s cool, I guess.

  4. Gwen says:

    Ooh, jury duty! I’m slightly jealous. I’ll trade you for Switsish adventures.
    I think the key to the Ironman is SLEEP. Try that first, yeah?

  5. egan says:

    Brookem – doing a marathon is huge and I’m really excited for you. It’s something you will truly enjoy. Make sure you schedule a massage afterwards so you don’t get too tight. Now you’ve got me all excited.
    Curly Glamour Girlie – I like your question idea which is why I’m still up reading the news. I figure if I’m too informed they may dismiss me too. Many have suggested playing the bigot card, but I don’t think I can do that. I will bring a couple books for sure.
    SM – I did forget the black eyed peas again, oops. Yeah, maybe they will skip over me because I’m a highly advanced individual and dig blogging.
    Gwen – sleep is the new green. Um, whatever Egan. Yes, I should sleep more starting tonight, but I love researching shit online late at night.

  6. emma says:

    Happy New Year!

  7. egan says:

    Emma – thank you very much. So far the year is off to an interesting start with this jury duty action. I report for my third day of jury duty on Monday morning.

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