Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Happy birthday to me! What was the best birthday gift I received, you ask? Why, this little beauty waiting in my mailbox:

Last time I got jury duty I was psyched because A) my employer paid for jury duty service and B) I hated my job, so it was a great excuse to play hooky. Now that I love my job and don't get paid for jury duty, I am significantly less excited about the prospect of spending all day in the courthouse.

Also, I erased my contact info on the jury duty form so you can't read it in the picture, but this summons is actually addressed to Elizabeth LaBam. Yes, I commit voter fraud every single election, and no, the government doesn't care. I used to spend a lot of energy trying to get my name corrected, including sending in signed affidavits and copies of my ID. I finally talked to some clerk who assured me that it's fine that I'm voting under a different name. Swell! The system works!

And now for something completely different:

I really want them to change the text on the bottom to "Ho-Ho-Hope."

And finally: I don't have any firsthand information about starving orphans (sorry!) but we did see Slumdog Millionaire recently and LOVED it. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic, inspiring, magical...seriously. Go.

Postscript: Merry Christmas!


Monique said...

I think LaBam sounds cool!

Tom and Heather said...

Jury duty! It's all over now! I actually had fun this summer, in spite of not having paid time off. I think you'll just work it. With a name like LaBam, how could you not?

Jason said...

Happy Valentine's Day!