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My aunts are in town to pack up my Grandmother's apartment. It's been torture. The favorite game of the week is Try To Make Everyone Around You Feel Even Worse Than You Do. I'm not sure who's winning, but it sure as Hell ain't me.

Last night, in a fit of pique or I-don't-know-what, I bought a pack of smokes, a bunch of those Jack Daniels coolers (I actually got carded), and sat around making surprisingly well-advised phone calls: I called Daryk, and we talked for a good, long time, as we usually do, and, even though I smoked a whole damn pack in just a coupla hours (after not having smoked in several weeks -- perhaps a month or more), I went to bed feeling surprisingly OK.

Nice thunderstorms through the night ... felt good through the open windows ...

Now, however, I am struggling through debilitating day-after chest pains ... groan ...

Then today I worked on what will likely be my last day of Texas Justice. The case that I saw that troubled me the most was this one:

A guy was driving and he hit somebody's dog with his car. So he's suing the dog's owners for damages to his vehicle. What an asshole!

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letsrunawaybaby
May. 19th, 2004 10:56 am (UTC)
what do you do on Texas Justice?
hopita
May. 19th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC)
I'm a stringer.

Basically, I do research. I'm the person in Pittsburgh who goes to the local small claims court and pulls recent court filings. I write up summaries of the cases and send them to Texas, where people who are much more important than I am call up the people I've sent to them and say "You don't want to go to court ... you want to come on Texas Justice instead!"

It's like watching paint dry, but as TV jobs go, it's definitely not the worst. That said, it looks like I'm really unemployed now ... even though the show is only going on hiatus for the summer, it looks like they're gonna cut Pittsburgh as a city they have a stringer in, because all of our cases are too boring. Feh ...
(Anonymous)
May. 20th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
They wouldn't think it was boring if they took a look at our city and county government's legal battles (e.g. Roddy vs The Sherrif) in stead of small claims stuff. Much better Drama :-)
--Alan
ratphooey
May. 19th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
It's pathetic that a lawyer would actually take such a case.

Bet it gets tossed.
(Anonymous)
May. 20th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC)
Of course it's pathetic. It's like suing the driver of a car you rear ended. Everyone knows - plaintiff not withstanding - that you're supposed to be in control of your vehicle at all times.

However, it's perfect for TV. Besdies, we've had around two decades of Whopner and "The People's Court like shows. Top that off with this so-called-reality-tv crap that my wife subjects me too, and it spells instant hit

Personally, I'm not sure what sickens me more; Reality TV or our nation's desire to tie up our courts with frivalous lawsuits

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Of course it's pathetic. It's like suing the driver of a car you rear ended. Everyone knows - plaintiff not withstanding - that you're supposed to be in control of your vehicle at all times.

However, it's perfect for TV. Besdies, we've had around two decades of Whopner and "The People's Court like shows. Top that off with this so-called-reality-tv crap that my wife subjects me too, and it spells instant hit

Personally, I'm not sure what sickens me more; Reality TV or our nation's desire to tie up our courts with frivalous lawsuits

<sigh...> I'm going to step off of my soap box now...


--Alan
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May. 24th, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC)
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