So! I might have Jury Duty on Thursday!
That's exciting. Or maybe nerve racking. *laughs*
I'm not sure which!
Anyway. If you have to go in, you have to stay the
entire day, from 8:15am to 5:30ish. So they make sure
you can get to the court house without too much trouble...
they will validate your parking at the two nearby
parking structures, and they include a free bus pass
for the day.
There is a stop for the EmX, our rapid transit, at the end of the
street, about a block away. It's been ages since I've
ridden the bus, so I wanted to do a trial run today!
I got up early. I was super nervous walking down to the
bus stop. There was something wrong with the fare machine
at the stop, and I couldn't pay to get a ticket.
After a couple attempts, I gave up.
And the bus had arrived anyway.
They never check your ticket...
I had a good excuse for not having a ticket, but it was moot!
Once I was on the bus and on the way... I was suddenly
having fun! I should do this more often, being driven
around without a care is Awesome!!
But then, getting closer,
I realized I didn't know when to pull the cord for my
stop! Ack, that was dumb! Fortunately, the bus made
my stop for others, regardless of my dumb-ness
and I got off at the right place.
The courthouse is about a block away, and I am there
well before my assigned time! I go inside, look at where
I'm supposed to go for my jury duty. I'm not terribly
early but there's just a couple of other humans around...
Maybe they don't do jury things every day.
Then I head across the street... If I'm here the same time
on Thursday, I can go drink my coffee at the Park Blocks!
Which is exactly what I'm doing right now! I feel better,
knowing exactly how to get here and where to go!
I go back to my bus stop to go home... but the return stop
is not in the place where I think it should be! Ack, again!
Dang it, why isn't it just across the street?!
It's never easy! I wander around, fortunately I happen to
walk in the correct direction... and I find the bus stop
going the other way. Yay! I did it!
I get home. Eat breakfast. and realize I need more
exercise! A couple of blocks of walking to and from the
bus stops just isn't going to cut it!
You think it's an artsy pic of a Periwinkle... but
actually there are two teeny tiny bugs in there! :)