It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

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It's been forever since I have dusted off ye ole blog. It took me a couple tries to even remember how to log in. It must be fate because I was able to get in and post. Go me! Once again it is the most wonderful time of the year, Jury Questionnaire season. Yipee!! On Monday, 15,000 questionnaires were mailed to the fine citizens of our county and there was great rejoicing of the masses. If you believe that folks rejoiced getting my letter in their mailbox, then I have a bridge I want to sell you  It's rare as hen's teeth for someone to say, "Gosh, I have always wanted to serve on jury duty. This is my year! Thank you. Can I send you chocolate? Flowers?"  Maybe the chocolates and flowers are overkill. But back to the point of my post, questionnaires and the joy the bring to all. This week I'm splitting my time between jury duty duties and keeping the mail room running. Ms. L has the Wednesday--Friday off and I'm her trusty back up. This means between calls from joyful jurors and the … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Summoning Mr. Bernie

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My new season of jurors started on September 1st. I didn't realize how much Mr. Bernie pays attention to my job. On the 1st, he left a message on my work phone, "This is Mr. Bernie. I filled out a Questionnaire in May and today is the first day of the jury year. I don't know my juror number but I haven't been called for jury duty yet. Can you please call me back and tell me when that might happen?" I just chuckled and ignored it and pretty much forgot about it. About an hour later, I was given a trial to pull. I got it ready and the computer pulled the jurors for me. It has a random number generator or something. Lo and behold! There was a juror on there I recognized. It was Mr. Bernie! What are the odds that he would call me being silly and then I would pull his name from a pool of thousand? I shared with others in the office that I pulled Mr. Bernie and they all had a good laugh. They asked if I was going to go home and tell him. For once in my life I wasn't Mrs. Instant … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Wordless Wednesday

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I've seen so many vintage ads that they rarely shock me anymore. This one shocked me. I know that Ad Men were all about sexists ads but wow. "There there little lady. Don't worry about that nasty war, let your husband figure that out. " "You go shopping for furniture. "   Image via: http://mitchoconnell.blogspot.co.uk Save Save Save … [Read more...]

~Bernie

When I’m an Old Woman I Shall Wear Nothing

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~Bernie

Wordless Wednesday- Protecto Bloomers

I don't know about you, but nothing screams, 'Oh, so fresh", like rubber pants once a month! It's hard to imagine how much ventilation that these actually provided*shudder* The self adjusting really is the selling point for me. I hate pins and such in my rubber pants. It's a darn shame they don't make these anymore. I would so stock up. Did anyone catch that they are reversible?  That must have been handy. Image credit: http://www.astorplacevintage.com/history-of-feminine-hygiene-products/ Save Save Save … [Read more...]

~Bernie

I Went to Court and Lived to Tell the Tale

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I had to go observe court today and lived to tell the tale.  After being told what not to wear, I decided to make up my own "going to court outfit." It was classy with a capital K. Let's just say I was pretty proud of myself. I was thinking I was so clever and giddy, I sent the text below to Torture Queen, aka: TQ this morning before work: Last night I told my Mom what I planned on wearing to work to impress TQ. I don't think she believed me. Keep in mind I get to work at 7 am long before the public is even in the building. I was digging out my rattiest pair of denim carpi pants, I had a funny t-shirt my Mom sent me about sarcasm and glitter but couldn't do it as it would have messed up my hair taking it off. I found an old pair of crocs and a funny 'Maxine" t-shirt. It's great when you realize that the t-shirt you want to wear won't work and your husband encourages you by digging around for something just as tacky for you to wear. I love that man. Last night he suggested big hooker … [Read more...]

~Bernie