What a weird day it was, today, at Durham Courthouse. They had about 70 motions scheduled for today under 1 Justice, and about 21 adjourned (due to court being unavailable last 2 weeks & the holidays coming up). Our Justice had to later farm out the motions to 6 other Justices. I got farmed out to a really sweet Justice in crim court and after all of the delays, breaks, and lunch hour, I'm finally done my short, 10 minute motion at around 3pm. I'm grateful for how friendly, helpful, and happy all of the staff and Justices are at this court though!
Although the motion went well for me, quite a few things did not today. I got the start time wrong (that's okay, I came just on time), I didn't give my best oral submissions, I got locked out of my court room during lunch period (I should have just grabbed my whole bag with me), I didn't eat lunch (only grabbed a muffin earlier), and now that I want to just grab hot chocolate and something light to eat while I wait to enter the Order, I found out that the Tim Hortons at the courthouse closed at 3pm already. Also, why did I dress in all black today... And only a t-shirt (I don't dare to wear my robes on transit)? Now I look like I'm about to commit robbery or something, haha.
I'll have to miss out on Secret Santa at work right now because there's no way I'd be able to travel back in time, even if I skipped entering the Order... Let's hope I make it to my workplace dinner in time. I'm going to eat my heart out and then turn my grumpy day into a fabulous one. =) Pic. 1: @newwtella
asks me why I always make that face... Derpy face... Especially when I go to court. I don't know why... That's what court does to me?
Pic. 2: Thank goodness I that I kept Newton's Snickers bar in my backpack for a rainy day. I'm hungry AND sleepy now, and I'm excited to eat that up. Keep getting those free bars with your hospital flu shots, please, Newton!
Pic. 3: I was worried that the gold zipper on my boots would be frowned upon in court, and it didn't match my robes... So, I duck-taped it. Yup.
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