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Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday - Last Word.

A Product of Norway

I'm trying to swing a trip to Norway before the winter sets in but I'm burning daylight (literally). There are a lot of things that I like about Norway and I even have work to do there. However once it gets cold and dark, it's cold and dark for six months.

Next week, I have to block out an entire week for jury duty, even though I think that it will be over day-one. It depends whether I get to the voir dire phase on Monday or not.
Voir dire is a legal phrase that refers to a variety of procedures connected with jury trials. It originally referred to an oath taken by jurors to tell the truth (Latin: verum dicere), i.e., to say what is true, what is objectively accurate or subjectively honest, or both. In practice in the present day, it's a Q and A session with prosecutor and defense attorney with a judge overseeing it to determine the suitability for someone to serve as a juror. With my background, they'd never put me on a jury panel. 
The second or third week of September will likely be spent in Texas. LSP, you might want to think about going shopping for one of those American made AK's. Is there anyplace in town where we can shoot them to see if they're as cool as I think that they're going to be?

By October, the weather in Norway is cold. It usually stays above freezing, but barely. Which means that sailing on Oslo Fjord is done with very warm clothing, or maybe just Helga (picture above) clinging to you?

I've made definite plans for a busman's holiday to Norway with some ocean sailing and fjord cruising next summer. We will discuss work while sailing.  Ok, we might get around to it.



12 comments:

  1. Never done Jury Duty. It has got to be BORING. I got a notice a few years ago but, about a week before the magic day, it was cancelled. Seems everyone scheduled for trial pled guilty.

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    1. I usually have to sit around all day - maybe a second day. Then they send me home.

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  2. LOL, seems fitting that the AK would be named Helga...

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  3. Norway may be cold, but the women are warm!

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    1. They need to be in order to survive. Naturally, when visiting one must bend to local customs and traditions. Remaining warm is a national tradition, as one would expect.

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  4. I always get tossed the first day, without reason. But I always get special questions as to whether I could look at the evidence with impartiality. I always respond, "Contrary to your thinking, that is what I do for a living, I'm pretty good at it by now." Which usually gets a laugh from the judge, and then I get tossed anyway.

    I will be in Amsterdam in a couple weeks, hopefully I don't see any AKs….

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    1. Steer clear of the red light district unless you are there in the line of duty.

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  5. Those Norwegian women will warm you right up! :-) Just sayin...

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    1. I wouldn't know. But they do have that reputation.

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  6. I'll ask around about AK Helga. It'd be neat to test before purchase...

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