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

I’m Going to Court!

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Hello to anyone who still might be following this blog. I see that I haven't updated in about, oh, a year. If you are reading this, thank you. To refresh your memories, I'm the Deputy Jury Duty Clerk for our District Court. That means that I send the love letters/jury summons to our local citizens. I do this all from my office and don't have to deal with many people face to face. When jury questionnaires are sent out, then some people show up to talk or yell at me. For the most part, I do most communication over the phone. I'm responsible for one tiny part of our court system. I know it very well and love doing it. To the best of my knowledge, there have been no complaints about me. The Judges and their Assistants seem to think I'm doing ok. Keep in mind that it may just be a tiny part of the system but it's My tiny part. There are many, many other functions of our office and, for now, I will focus on the Courtroom Clerks job. These are the gals that always look put together and … [Read more...]

~Bernie