June 13th, 2003

Macbeth the Usurper

Bitch of a Birthday

We found the defended NOT GUILTY. The only reason that we found him not guilty is because of a technical problem that we had with the date. We were thoroughly convinced of his guilt otherwise.

There were two people who would not have found him guilty. One was extremely careful. I respect him. The other would not be satisfied with any evidence as evidence. If you showed him a body with a bullet wound, he would have argued for an accident. There is no way we could have found the defended guilty. At best, we could have had a hung jury. If the judge had replied to one of our questions differently, we would have hung.

Dammit, it's my birthday and this was a terrible present.
Macbeth the Usurper

The Night The Lights Went Out in Silver Spring

Had a power outage last night. Feeling bored, I went out and bought a saws-all style saw for the basement. I can not rip up any piece of wood out there with no problem. Whohoo.

I'm getting ants in the bedroom. This is aggrivating. They usually show up for a little while in the kitchen, then stop showing up. This year, they are exploring the bedroom. No fair! I really gotta call an exterminator. And that on top of the painter and gutter people.