October 07, 2004

Jury Duty

I managed to sneak past jury duty this year. I got a jury summons while Gary and I were in Europe for the week after we got back. Not the best timing, since I have a lot of catching up to do at work. The last time I was called for jury duty I didn't have to go because of the World Trade Center attacks (yes, some people will do anything to get out of jury duty). That was over 3 years ago, and I was beginning to think maybe I was exempt because of the stress I endured the last time. Admittedly I was in California and not directly affected, but the ways of the jury selection process are mysterious.

Anyway, I called last night and was told that I wasn't needed in the morning, but I should call back at lunch time. I did so, and a recorded message told me that not only did they not need me today, but that I was free for an entire year. On top of that, no major buildings in the US were attacked by terrorists today, either.

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October 01, 2004

Back in the US

I"ll keep this short, since it's late and I'm supposed to be getting my clock back on track. We're home! We had a non-stop flight from Athens to JFK, and another flight back to San Francisco. The flights themselves were uneventful, although getting our bags in JFK, in order to go through customs, was a huge pain (and almost didn't happen).

Gary says together we took over 5G worth of photos, which I hope will eventually make it onto a webpage or two. We still have a lot of notes we want to write up, based on our scribblings and pamphlets and receipts we collected. Typing should be a lot easier now that I've got a normal keyboard, too!

After six countries, miles of walking, numerous train rides, a few buses and taxis, and a ferry trip, it's really good to be back home.

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