Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Book list - August 2005

I've been thinking recently of starting a reading list of books I've read and when I've read them. Boring, I know, but I sometimes think of a book I liked and can't remember author/title/etc. So here goes:

August 2005

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Paying the Piper by Sharyn McCrumb
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
High Five by Janet Evanovich

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

More on the plate...

Matt witnessed a fatal accident with a pedestrian PennDOT worker 4 years ago. He was called to testify in the preliminary hearing, and we both went. The widow was there, she had been pregnant when her husband was killed. The man who killed him is a Mennonite. He had been driving an old U-haul truck and had a suspended license. He had, apparently, done something similar to this before, had had his license revoked, and was awaiting trial for the previous incident when he hit this man and popped him like a water balloon.

The wife of the defendant sat next to me during the preliminary hearing and read a tractor manual.

We were told at the preliminary hearing that there were no laws on Pennsylvania books to cover the crime this man had committed and that he probably wouldn't get any time for it. And we were never called to go testify at a trial, so I'm guessing he plea bargained.

This was 4 years ago. This was the Monday after Matt and I got back from our honeymoon. This was within 1 week of our wedding. What a nice thing to come home to.

Now, over 4 years later, Matt gets served with a supeona to give a deposition in the civil case. We are guessing the widow filed a wrongful death suit. So, this Monday Matt & I are headed to Lancaster. I will be going for moral support (and to get off work and give me a 4-day weekend).


Saturday, August 06, 2005

Today or Temari

I have started to get back in to my temari hobby. I signed up for a temari-exchange on the email group I'm on, so that should be fun. Also, I'm thinking of doing a quick temari and entering it in the county fall festival to be judged. They probably won't know what to do with it. :) I always find that ammusing.