The Gull Reef Club

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9/17/2019 · 2:03 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
sometimes waiting and watching is all you can do. The weather has been oscillating quite a bit this... | Read More

9/1/2019 · 1:30 pm· Jaime · Good Bye Blue Sky
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4/17/2019

Duty Called But Duty Didn’t Need Me

Filed under: — Jaime @ 1:20 pm

I reported for jury duty this morning promptly at 8:30a. After sitting in the jury room until about 9a, I, along with about 10 other jurors, were called to a back room. If I was like most citizens, this probably would have freaked me out, thinking I did something wrong. Having done this before, and being comfortable navigating courthouses, I knew I was about to be released early. Indeed, I was correct. Apparently we’re all good citizens here in this county, and just about everyone who was called actually showed up. There were more jurors than needed. Those of us called to the back room were on the high end of numbers, and therefore excused.

Oh well, maybe another day…many years from now, preferably.

4/16/2019

Duty Calls

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:00 pm

For the 4th time in my 17+ years of living here, I’ve again been chosen to join the Justice Squadron…at the Municipal Fortress of Vengeance. If my records are correct, I’ve been summonsed to jury duty a total of four times, including this one. Three of the four times were in April (2005 and 2016), the other in February (2014). I’ve never made it past voir dire. I suspect I’m not a very desirable juror. If anything of note happens, I’ll share. Justice for all.

4/15/2019

The Gull Reef Club – 15 Years

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:17 pm

If a blog post is made on the internet, but no one is around to read it, does it still make a sound?

15 years of blogging. My, how times have changed. What started as a livejournal (then known as ADJaime), evolved to this little corner of the web known as The Gull Reef Club. It certainly has been an evolution.

I started blogging because I wanted a way to keep up with a few online friends I had made. I ended up liking the journaling aspect of blogging and kept going. 15 years later and I’m still here. This is despite that fact that blogging is more or less dead. The internet that I knew from 15 years ago is also pretty much dead. People don’t read much online anymore. They just look at/post pictures and comment in emojis. People don’t even go to websites much anymore and prefer to surrender their personal information to play in the walled gardens we call apps. I really don’t get it, but it’s because I don’t want to. The world is passing me and this blog by. Ashes, ashes, all fall down.

One thing I’ve learned in these fifteen years is that I’m ok with being a relic. This blog will go on simply because I like to do it. I like sharing my random thoughts with whomever still may be out there reading it. If there ever comes a day where I am sick of it, I will stop. Whether it makes a sound, I don’t think I will ever know.

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