I know it's necessary in our system and all, but sheesh. Can we say - a waste of a day?
Doesn't help that the timing was the most horrible EVER. Wednesday = newspaper. I also had something due for oceanograpy, but I think that will work out. argh.
So anyways, I'd been calling and not expecting to be told not to report. So I went nuts when I found out that I did have to show up today, and when I found out I had to be THERE at 7:45 a.m., I was like "are you f-ing kidding me?!"
Which meant....I had to wake up at 6:30 or so, which I haven't done since high schoo.
So I did show up on time....in the area, that is. You see, downtown L.A. has about 3 courthouses within about a block of each other - a criminal one, a federal one, and the superior court building. I was supposed to report to the criminal one - but for some reason I forgot that there were multiple couthouses there.....so I walked into the federal one. When I couldn't find a room 302 on either the fifth (my summonst said to report to the fifth floor) OR the third floor....I went back down to the main lobby and asked "am I even in the right place?"
Obviously, I was supposed to be at the courthouse across the street. So. When I'm in line....the girl behind me goes "...I was already late and I went to the wrong court...." I was like "OMG, me too!" lol. At least I wasn't the only one, right?
On our 15-minute break in the morning, the lady talks about some Starbucks around the corner. Since I was still half-asleep, I go in search of that. So I circle the area 2 times....still can't find it. Time was up. I went back. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Not cool. I WANTED MY COFFEE!!!!!!!
So my day consisted of.....falling asleep.....running out of reading material.....being bored...and spending way too much money on food/snacks/beverages because I tend to keep eating when I'm bored.
The woman kept talking about all the nearby sights you could check out downtown....but like.....what is the point if I don't have a camera, right? lol. I did venture out to the Grand Central Market for lunch....ventured way too far and went into a not-so-nice area of downtown. It was....uh....interesting. Yep.
So after lunch....they didn't call any panels for about 2.5 hours. They called 30 people then....who I all felt sorry for....because they let us out shortly after.
And now I'm done for a year.
So no panels, not on a case, nothing. Which is great....but geez. Eight hours of doing nothing?!
I sooooooo could've scrapped a ton then!
This was one of those situations when I wished I had a laptop/iPod/other portable device. hmmph
Anyways......this must be my week scrapping-wise! There was that digi LO picked up by Legacy the other day, 2 from ST yesterday (one digi) and SBA picked one up today too :) whoo. I am way excited! :)