Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jury Duty Completed

Sis 1 here  .  . .

Well, I finished with jury duty yesterday and a great time was had by all.  I was on for a total of five days . . . That's $80 just for showing up and I saved about $60 in gas because I didn't have to go to work.  Woot woot

The trial was not that big a deal, it was a DUI case.  There were two charges and we came back with a guilty verdict on one--impaired driving, but we couldn't reach and agreement on the second which was the determination of the actual blood alcohol content.  Unfortunately, there were some procedures that the police didn't follow--not horrible infractions, but enough to cause reasonable doubt in the minds of half the jury.  If there was only one small issue, it probably could have been overlooked, but there were several small issues that added up.  So, the second count was declared a mistrial.

I had a great time and the others on the jury were pretty cool for the most part.  As much as I've enjoyed the odd schedule the past few weeks, I'm ready to get back on schedule

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Respect the Office

Sis 1 here . . .

I am getting really pissed off at how people are posting shit about my President.  I'm not one to discuss politics, but this is not even about politics.  It's about basic respect for the office of the President of the United States of America.  I mean seriously, I saw a post that said, "Happy President's Day to all the Presidents, except Barack Obama."  Are you fucking kidding me?  Who the fuck are you?  I see posts about impeaching him and I'm still trying to figure out on what grounds?  I still see people saying he is the one that screwed up this country?  Really?  And the ones that have caused me to break off friendships  . . . The ones that wish him dead.  That's some crazy shit, right there.  I'm not saying you have to love the man or even like him, but again . . . Respect the office.  There have been plenty of Presidents that I haven't liked . . . I still RESPECTED THE OFFICE.  Grrr . . . .

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lazy Days and Nights

Sis 1 here . . .

I'm spending my weekends just chillin' these days.  I mean seriously, the last two weekends, I haven't left the house for much of anything.  In fact, I've spent most of the time curled in bed with my books and technology.  I love it.  The weekends just aren't long enough for me.  This weekend though, is three days.  Woo hoo!  So what am I doing?  Computer, Kindle, writing, new magazines to read, four books in progress, study for CE credits for insurance license, scrapbooking, time with the Boy (including a movie outing tomorrow), and watching NBA All Star Weekend.

So, I'm a pretty happy camper right now.  No snarkiness, no sarcasm, just chillin' out and enjoying myself.

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Humbug

Sis 1 here . . .

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day . . . Bah fucking humbug!

I can't remember having a good Valentine's Day since maybe high school . . . If then.  ESD didn't ever do anything for me for Valentine's Day, so I got to the point to not even think about it.  In 2012, ESD and I had our big blow up and that was the beginning of the final stages of our marriage. And in 2013, he gave me the best gift ever  . . . That of him moving his lazy, ass out of my house.  Now THAT was a Valentine's Day gift!

So, tomorrow when I go to work and see the folks with the flowers and candy on their desks and the gushy cards, I'll try not to be too Scroogy McDuck.  I'll try not to call out the girl at work that always buys herself flowers and tries to say they are from some guy.  Seriously!  Every. Single. Year.  I'll try not to make snarky  comments to the girl who complains about her boyfriend every day, but on Valentine's Day, he is the best boyfriend ever.  Ugh . . . Gag me. 

I'll just give everyone my favorite greeting "Happy VD!"  and keep on smiling.  Tee hee hee . . . I think it's appropriate.

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Jury Duty Part One

Sis 1 here…

I'm on jury duty this week. I know a lot of people don’t like jury duty and do anything they can to get out of it.  But me? I love it! I'm totally serious. In love being on jury duty. In fact, I'm bummed when I don't get picked to be on a jury.  Happy girl this week… I'm on a jury. I can tell you anything about the case though.

My new friend, MJM, thinks I must have been abused as a child.  I think it's great to do my civic duty. Being the silly nerdy boy he is, he got stuck on the "duty" of it all.  Side note… if you really want to read some funny shit, check out his two blogs… The Nerdy Side of Life and The Insane Asylum…hilarious.

Anyway, enough of him and back to me. Why not embrace jury duty? I get paid from my job, I get a small fee from the courts plus mileage . . . Already, I'm making money on this thing. I don't have to drive as far as I do for work each day . . . So saving even more money on gas. I don't have to wear my work clothes (still have to dress decently though), and the court hours are awesome!  Bonus?! I get to judge someone. Woot woot!  Of course, I'm fair and impartial, but I get to decide. How fucking cool is that?

So, yes, I LOVE jury duty! Hopefully my next post will be about this trial.

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Celebrity Sightings Part Deux (That's French for Two, Y'all)

Sis 1 here . . .

I went to another book signing last night.  This one is for Jen Lancaster.  If you haven't read her books yet, you need to.  She is so damn funny and just awesome.  And, for you folks that are from Indiana--she's from Indiana, too, and now lives in Chicago.  If you want a good taste of her writings, check out her blog at Jennsylvania.  She is totally a riot.   She was kind enough to have personal conversations with every person that waited in line for a book signing and she took pictures with everyone.  Our conversation revolved around our twin lives and being sweaty Hoosiers.  She actually wrote those things in my books that I had signed.  Awesome!!!

But, of course I would see her there.  It's her book signing.  The other celebrity I saw was Quinn Cummings.  I kind of expected that she might be there because she is friends with Jen.  Y'all may remember her as litte Annie Cooper on Family or little Lucy McFadden in The GoodBye Girl.  I just love Quinn.  She has a blog that I started following, as well, and her sense of humor is just dry, witty, and entertaining.  You can check her out here, as well at The QC Report.  I tweeted that I was excited to see her and Jen and she "favorited" it!  OMG!  Love social media.

Anyway, it's been a great couple of weeks for awesome celebrity sightings.  I tried not to act too much a starstruck fool.  After all, I friggin' live here.  I'm supposed to be immune. But, I'm not. 

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Weather Gone Wild

Sis 1 here . . .

I keep seeing all the posts from all over the US and every single day, I'm thankful I live in Southern California.  I don't think I could handle all the snow and ice anymore, even though I was raised in that shit.  I used to say I can't handle the cold, but with all the hot flashes I have, the cold is a bit welcome.  . . Just not all the time.  Today, I got to make a quick beach trip before going on client visits.  I just sat in my car and looked out at the Pacific and it brought me some inner peace that I've been needing.  And even though today is a bit cold and rainy (cold being around 50 degrees with cold water coming down), I'm still able to function without a heavy coat.  Although I did put on my Uggs when I took the Boy to dinner.  My toes get colder than the rest of me.  So, if you're stuck in the cold (hint hint, Sis 2), feel free to come to So Cal and visit me. 

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gone Too Soon

Sis 1 here . . .

No sassy or sarcastic today.  Today, I just want to say farewell to some classmates.  One I wasn't fond of, but she's gone now.  One I was very fond of and didn't get a chance to reconnect and now he's gone.  Two others I didn't know well, but gone too soon.  These are all classmates of mine who have passed on recently. It's brought home to me to love your friends and family.  Tell them and show them every day.  Don't let asshats get in your way.  Life is too short to allow that.

So, to those who are reading this.  Thank you and sending you positive, loving thoughts.  To my sis aka Sis 2 . . . Love you girlie.

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . But throw some love in there while you're at it.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Need a New Tattoo

Sis 1 here . . .

I love tattoos . . . Now don't get me wrong, I'm not all tatted up; I only have one so far.  And, any tats I have must be strategically located, because of the job I'm in.  I also think that tats should have special meaning.  The one I have is a fleur de lis and I got it in New Orleans.  Sis 2 has a matching one.  For me, that tat symbolized the beginning of the end.  It kept me strong while I was trying to get my shit together to change my life.

Now that my divorce is final, I'm ready for my next tat.  I have it designed.  It will be on my inner wrist . . . An infinity symbol with a double K entwined in it and above it, these words from Shakespeare, "To thine own self be true."  This is to remind me to be true to me and never lose myself in someone again.  It is my symbol for starting over.  I'm not stopping there, I need my dragonfly as a symbol of new life and my hummingbird as a reminder for my family that has passed but is not forgotten in my heart.

So, I need to get moving on these.  I could use some additional funding though.  Taking all donations.  LOL!

Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .