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Back in October I received an official jury summons. For November 6, 2008. No way. Not only was this date during election week (when I'd be either celebrating or mourning) but I already knew I'd be starting my new job. So I deferred to January 8th. I thought originally that it was for jury selection, which meant thinking of creative ways to disqualify myself. Like wearing a t-shirt that said "Mohamed + Sylvia: Jihad Luv 4Ever." But now that I look at the document again it actually says "one day one trial." We'll see what happens.

I got my badges today so I can go in and out of the Ronald Reagan Building at will. I also submitted my application for the diplomatic passport and started my travel arrangements. I contacted a couple of folks I know in Bangkok. I really hope jury duty only lasts one day, or I'd be crushed - crushed, I say - to miss this trip.

I was looking this afternoon at the spectator info for the Inauguration. Wow. Do I have any bags that are 8"x6"x4"? I guess I won't be bringing any water since I don't know if I'll be able to go to the loo.

I'm sorry I'll be missing out on Sunstone DC because of my trip. I was actually working on organizing a panel discussion on Mormons in international relations, and MoBob and I were invited to speak in another session on interfaith marriages. Oh well. I was curious to hear what MB would say about being married to a Mormon. I don't know if I'll be able to wring it out of him now.
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On January 8th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC), clynne commented:
Just wear a long skirt, carry some wetwipes and a ziploc baggie, look nonchalant, and pretend you're at a rock concert.

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On January 8th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Astronaut diapers maybe.
On January 8th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC), clynne replied:
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On January 8th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
They'll make my butt look bigger. Not that anyone could tell under a heavy coat.
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On January 8th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC), trixalicious commented:
I'll probably blog about this soon (okay, so probably not as I just can't seem to get back in the swing of this whole LJ thing), but my husband just applied for a position with USAID and we're both in the process of applying to grad programs (Ph.D in International Relations for him, MA in Public Anth for me) at American University. Either way, it looks likely that we'll be moving to DC come fall!
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On January 8th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Yay! Feel free to email me if you have specific questions.
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