Thursday, May 10, 2007

What a day for chocolate....

We had a couple of intense cases today. One concerning some inappropriate conduct by an esteemed member of society against another member of society that left almost every woman in the jury room in tears. Several of us insisted on "breaking the rules" and giving one of the witnesses a hug and a whispered word of encouragement in their case after we'd come to our decision.

The other case that was intense was very poorly researched and it felt like the accusing parties were trying to find the defendent guilty at any & all cost, even to the point of disregarding human dignity & rights. But, the evidence was there, if sketchy, so we had to agree to send the case to court.

Between the two, even the guys were feeling the need for some chocolate. *sigh* As interesting as this process has been, it's been frustrating & intense and I don't think I ever want to do this again.

Ok, I guess that's it.

Have a Blessed Day!


whimsicalnbrainpan said...

*gives Kati a box of Godiva dark chocolates for doing such a good job*

Thank you!

Em said...

How long does the grand jury duty last?!?! Sounds very stressful. I would definitely need chocolate. And beer.

Bardouble29 said...

HUGS and chocolate to you my friend. This too shall pass...

Michelle said...

Arg! I'm soooo curious! :) I'll have to keep my eyes on the Newsminer these next couple of days and see if they report the indictments.

Sorry that it's stressful. :( Here's what you need to do:
Put 1 C chocolate chips in a blender
Boil 3/4 cup of water with 1/4 t of instant espresso and 2 T of sugar until the sugar dissolves.
Add the sugar water to the blender and blend for 5-10 seconds.
Add 3 egg whites and blend for one minute.
Pour the mixture into 3-4 glass bowls, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about two hours.

Now here's the hard part: give one of those bowls to T. :-)

These are really, really good and very rich. In fact, I may just go make a half recipe of this for myself.

I hope today was a bit easier for you!