Anyway, the judge is a lovely young woman with a great sense of humor. She noticed on my voir dire that I'm an author and asked my what I write. Now, you have to understand that I'm probably the 2nd or 3rd oldest person in the entire courtroom. So when I said, "I write erotic romance," everybody laughed. Then one of the attorneys asked if people I meet end up in my stories. I told him no, but some eccentricities might. Everybody laughed again!
So that's what I'll be doing for the next couple of weeks. I'm trying to keep a positive attitude--civic duty and all that stuff--but I think the most interesting thing I'll get out of it is following the process from jury selection to verdict. And--wow!--it takes more than one hour.