The Deep End

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I’m off to jump into the jury pool — and actually wanting to! That’s right, I may very well be the only person there who doesn’t want to be anyplace else and actually wishes to get on a jury. I’ll personally be affronted — not relieved — if I am excused or dismissed.

I got my iPod and laptop charged, I’ve shed any sharp objects and fire-starting items. There’s a bottle of water holstered in a side pocket of my case and inside a box of raisins, a protein bar and a couple servings of pretzels… and what else? Oh, my current book Curse of the Narrows (which I discussed a few days ago).

Since I’m busing it, I’m debating bringing a camera (other than my phone’s cam) as I won’t have a car to stash it and I believe they’re pretty much prohibited. Pity the courthouse doesn’t have day-use lockers… but then again I could go stow it in one at the YMCA a few blocks away. We’ll see. Just get me empaneled first!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."