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Ugh. Once again I've fallen into a zombified state, fall behind on LJ, hop into Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine to read everybody's past posts, few hours later head is spinning from it all.

Anyway, I'm damn glad Valentine's Day came and went. It's not the love aspect that bothers me, but the coming off holidays hangover and the gawd awful color scheme in stores' seasonal aisles (the dark reds with lighter pinks is annoying clash to my eyes). I don't mind walking down the "inside of an intestine" or a "vein", just not both at the same time.

Nothing says "Winter" like bunnies and bathing suit displays in February. Retail has to do seasonal set-ups two months ahead of time, which is unintentional funny sometimes.

Forgot to mention in past post, got out of jury duty...so far. Was canceled, but I could still be called in on a latter date.

Why the cancellation? Could have been the potential of flooding at the time. Or because I switched my party affiliation on New Year's Eve to Nonpartisan. The pre-jury summons arrived on Election Day aka The Trumping, like I wasn't already royally ticked off. After the November Fiasco of 2016, I had ENOUGH! FUCK THIS SHIT!!!

I'm assuming (due to past summoning experience) party affiliation plays a big part in jury selection: Rep and Dem, the court has a pretty good idea of which way a person will swing. Anything else is a wild card, possibly from another planet, and that can cause the case to get dragged out or worse. I knew someone who was a Third Party member (Libertarian), he got summoned ONCE. When they realized their mistake, couldn't get him out of there fast enough. Maybe Nonpartisan is viewed as an eldritch horror from another dimension ("Yog-Sothoth!")?

Added bonus of going online (surprisingly easy&quick) and making the switch: Check off box for "No Political Calls". Damn right I checked that sucker!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2017 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meathiel.livejournal.com
Yay for getting out of jury duty.

Here V-day isn't big so we already have ALL the Easter stuff in the stores. Meh!

Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
I went to the grocery store the day after VDay. All the heart shaped candy boxes and what not were squeezed into a little corner, everything discounted. The rest of the seasonal aisle was empty - which is weird cause usually before a holiday's time is up, they're already moving the next one in.

Date: Feb. 20th, 2017 12:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] siduri1959
The color scheme is particularly jarring when across the aisle you are bombarded with the pastel colors of Easter.

Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Or St. Patrick's Day.

Now that I think about it, Lucky the Leprechaun is probably behind setting up the holiday themes clash. Just look at the cereal he hawks.

Date: Feb. 20th, 2017 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevortrevor.livejournal.com
I've always lived in open primary states so I've never had to be registered with a political party. Your theory is intriguing. The officials SAY the jury pool is totally random, but I have a coworker who says she literally gets a summons every two years like clockwork - as soon as she's eligible again, she's called. Considering so many other people never seem to get called, it is suspicious.

Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
The two main parties have easy check lists, and you don't even need to tick off that many boxes to get a read on a member. "Female, pro-choice - Democrat!"

Date: Feb. 20th, 2017 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
the gawd awful color scheme in stores' seasonal aisles (the dark reds with lighter pinks is annoying clash to my eyes)

Same!! God but that color scheme is hideous! Sadly that's every day at the shop. No wonder I have headaches a lot!

Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Those colors aren't flattering on everyone either.

Date: Feb. 21st, 2017 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] six-demon-bag.livejournal.com
I totally understand on the pain of trying to catch up on LJ -- that's been a struggle of mine for my entire LJ life (over 15 years?!) -- and also on the holiday hangover thing. Well said.

LOL I get a laugh out of the premature retail seasonal setups too. And a growl out of it sometimes. Like when Christmas music is playing ON HALLOWEEN.

Congrats on potentially dodging the jury duty bullet! I've managed to do it twice myself so far and I'm eternally grateful 'cause I have absolutely no interest in it. Huh, I've never thought of party affiliation possibly having anything to do with it...

Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
I hate how Xmas has taken over. It starts in August, seriously, I've seen the holiday creep around Back to School displays.

Date: Feb. 21st, 2017 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corellian-sugar.livejournal.com
I'm trying to get into the habit of turning the laptop on once per day to catch up with LJ (because the mobile app is crap) so I don't get behind. There's only so much scrolling back over past entries I can do before I start feeling completely out of the loop. :/

I just tried avoiding the stupid pink/red aisles in most stores this year. Never have been a Valentine's Day fan, even when I was in a relationship. Bleh.

Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
I really like chocolate. So at some point, I have to check the aisle and endure the color Hell because holiday M&M's and Snickers might be on sale.

Date: Feb. 21st, 2017 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] monkiainen.livejournal.com
Valentine's Day is not such a big thing in here, so I managed to avoid all the pink horrid things in stores. Phew.

Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Lucky you! There's no escaping it here.

Date: Feb. 22nd, 2017 07:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweeny-todd.livejournal.com
wow... just wow. party affiliation plays a part?

Date: Feb. 25th, 2017 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Maybe? I'll know for sure when I never get another jury summons again XD

Date: Mar. 2nd, 2017 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-llbedammned.livejournal.com
I too am a post necromancer. It's okay. I love hearing from friends, even if it is delayed.

The warmth in winter is particularly disturbing. It worries me so much.