Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Justice is delivered
I am, ahem, on a grand jury. I am not allowed to talk about what cases come our way but it is not forbidden to say that I am on it.
While jurors were being called and people were being excused one woman got up and she had "plumber's ass." You know, when the person's jeans fall down around the person's rear end. That was unbelievable.
An extraordinary number of people were chewing gum.
I was the only one in a skirt. Tomorrow I will wear pearls! As befit the authorized biographer of Leonard Pennario. Who would have loved these stories, by the way. Pennario would have loved hearing about the woman and the "plumber's ass" -- though I do not know if I would have used that phrase with him.
Who knows what is in store for me? I will not be able to write on the Web log about it, that is for sure.
What good is it then?
The un-Web-logged-about life is not worth living!
Here is one thing that was funny, speaking of Web logs. Yesterday I was writing about J.R.R. Tolkien and his devotion to the Tridentine Mass. It is the only time in my life I have ever written about J.R.R. Tolkien. I was never into "The Hobbit" or whatever. As my sister said back when we were teenagers, it is a good story until the hobbit leaves his house. We were never much into adventure stories.
Anyway, there I am, writing about Tolkien, and I had no idea it was is birthday. My friend Paul wrote in, on one of the Facebook comments I reprinted yesterday. Paul called Tolkien "the Professor." Which I love.
I checked and sure enough, there is J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday, Jan. 3. There is a rightness about that, that it was his birthday. Dignum et justum est, as they say at Mass. It is right and just. It is like when I wrote on the Web log about St. Christopher and it wound up being the feast of St. Christopher! Who knew? Dignum et justum est.
Perhaps I will let fly some Latin this week on the grand jury. Now that I think of it, I will.
I do not know what, or when.
But I will do it!
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