Unfortunately, jury duty did not go totally as planned. I got there, was shown to the jury room, chit-chatted with the other jurors.... kept chit-chatting.... kept chit-chatting..... We were waiting for like an hour past the time we were supposed to be in the courtroom. On Monday when they had selected us they kept talking about how it was important to be punctual because if the trial was longer than one day they would have trouble scheduling the second day! Anyway, the judge finally came in and told us the defendant had settled that morning and told us the story of why he was on trial. I guess he had been at a night club with his girlfriend, some other guy had asked her to dance, so he punched him. He ended up with 1 months of probation and an anger management class that he'll have to take.
I'm glad or the defendant because he won't have any jail time, but disappointed that I won't get to serve on a jury or at least another year. Like I said, I'm a total dork and think it would be really interesting! I mean, I would hate for someone to go to jail because of me, but I love the idea of hearing all the evidence (or the evidence they allow in the courtroom, in any case) and judging for mysel what I think the correct answer is. Oh well, hopeully there will be a next time!
Good news is that it gave me an extra day to work on my application for the masters program I'm applying for. Did I mention that I'm already late with the application because of the radiation I had to get? It was amazing to see what kind o shape my brain was in when I had a tumor in it. My essays just did not make sense. They were so bad that I was embarrassed! Good thing I didn't turn them in on time! The deadline was really just a recommendation, and I've been in touch with one of the women who is in charge of the program so she knows that I was sick (not that I relapsed, though she knows I had cancer) and she's been very understanding, so hopefully that won't hurt my chances. The application was turned in last Friday. Fingers crossed they let me in!