According to the State of Texas, my beautiful wife Jan is a scofflaw, a nefarious individual, a shady character, even a fugitive from justice. For the last 5 years, she’s been evading her civic duty.
She hasn’t been showing up for jury duty. For the last 5 years.
Of course we no longer live in Texas. We’re South Dakota residents. We have SD Drivers Licenses, we vote in SD. and we have SD tags on our vehicles. What part of this does Texas not understand?
I’ve called Harris County a number of times over the years when we got jury notices, but today was the first time they told me I was supposed cancel our voter registrations. Huh? Who knew?
I didn’t have to cancel our Texas Drivers Licenses. Didn’t they notice we haven’t voted since 2006? If we die, are we supposed to cancel our voter registration first?
Even more importantly, has someone been voting in our place? I mean, if dead people apparently vote in Chicago, why not absent people in Texas?
Jan and I did another walk this morning, for 1.25 miles this time. Since the temp was still in the 60’s, it was a nice walk. And once again we used Runkeeper to track our progress. A really neat program for your smartphone.
We spent the afternoon doing pretty much nothing. Jan napped and read, while I worked on several projects, both physical and digital. But later in the afternoon, even I got in a short nap.
Although we had all originally planned on eating at home this evening, Jan decided she had a hankering for Chili’s. So after checking in with Nick and Terry, Jan and I headed out for the Chili’s a couple of exits west on the freeway.
As usual our food was good, but as usual it seems, we got seated in the screaming/squalling baby section. The kids a couple of tables away behind me never stop fussing and whining.
Growing up, our kids (and our granddaughter Piper) got one, and only one, outcry. Then it was out the door. I spent a lot of time out in the parking lot with Piper, believe me.
Unfortunately these parents weren’t as considerate.
After dinner we made a stop at Home Depot for some screws I needed for a couple of projects, and then it was on to Fry’s for a few things, including finishing up with a Cinnamon Dolce Latte from the in-house Starbucks.
Getting back home, it was cooler, and since the sun hadn’t gone down yet, we decided to do another walk, but only a mile this time. But still a nice walk.
Thought for the Day:
“Forewarned, forearmed, the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” – Frederick Douglass 1890
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