Hi from the apple store on michigan ave :) So today was the big day down at 26th and california for jury duty. It turned out to be not such a bad neighborhood like everyone was saying. I'd totally take the el/bus down there if I had to go again!! As it turns out I was in the first group to get called to a courtroom today. 60 of us for a 14 person jury. And I spent the day waiting while they went through 58 people before me (I think it's my lucky day)! And right before it go to me, they had their 14 and I could go home! Yay!!
Interesting observations: Out of the 58 people, 54 had lived in chicago their whole lives! Three had been here over 15 years. Most of the people had been with their jobs for 20+ years. And almost everyone knew someone who had been involved either as a victim or perpetrator of a violent crime. What a city this is ;)
Walking down Michigan Ave a few minutes ago all my "I love chicago" thoughts came back. Awesome people, fun buildings and architecture...I could totally live and work down here :) Too bad I'm out in schaumburg!
Oh well, all in all a good day, and I finished a book! yay!