Saturday, October 20, 2012

Innocent Times-Saturday 9

1) "The End of the Innocence" is one of Crazy Sam's favorite songs. Do you like it? Loathe it? Or is it before your time?
I am before it's time .  To my knowledge I had never heard it before, although I seemed to be written about the Boomers.  I listened to Don Henley singing it on You Tube and it is a powerful reminder of lost innocence of childhood and times gone by.  

2) Obviously Don Henley was a smoker back in the 1980s. Do you smoke? Are you a former smoker? Or did you never start?
I smoked in my late teens, stopped during my pregnancies, then started again  but I quit for good about 30 years ago or so. It is a nasty habit.3) Childhood is generally considered an innocent time. In what town did you spend yours?
I spent my time in San Gabriel, in Southern California during the 50's and 60's. It was nicer then definitely more innocent.

4) Do you abide by "innocent until proven guilty?" Or did you come to your own, pre-trial conclusions about famous defendants like Casey Anthony and OJ Simpson?

I think I have my opinions on infamous cases based on news stories. This is easy to do since I am not on the Jury.  I have sat on juries and always stated that I believed in "innocent until...." and felt that it was important to look at the evidence and come up with a verdict.  I stuck to my principles and did not let others sway me into another verdict.  I was on one hung jury and one where we came to a not guilty because the evidence was not there. 
5) Is there an old TV show whose cast you'd like to see reunite?

The Gilmore Girls

6) Do you know how to ride a horse?
Yup, but I haven't in a while, at least  years 10 years. I rode one on a beach in Mexico on New Years Day in .  It was a lot of fun, I was with DD2 and my niece.

7) You're ordering ice cream. Cup or cone?
Usually a cup, I will buy waffle cones every so often at home, for a treat.
8) Do you believe a gentleman should help a lady with her coat?
It seems such a small courtesy, especially if the lady is struggling.

9) Which search engine do you use most often?
I mostly Google, but I really like Yahoo's home page.



  1. Being a juror is a daunting experience. I'm not sure everyone gets how hard it can be!

    I think ringing in the New Year on horseback on sunny beach sounds PERFECT!

  2. The only time I was ever called for jury duty, I was living in Ireland and got recused. I think I could be unbiased, though.

  3. Good for you for sticking to your guns.

  4. I (knock on wood) have not served on a jury yet. I don't know if I can be be unbiased. I tend to think guilty before innocence.

  5. Ah Southern California...what a nice place to grow up

  6. I think humans are opinionated by nature. I don't know if I can ever be a jury member as I tend to form my opinions rather quickly.

  7. I'm thankful that I was excused jury duty. Yes, I agree that innocence should be presumed until guilt is proven.

  8. I was on a jury in a federal court case.

    Now that I'm retired, I'm jumping up and down waving my hand... pick me!

    It will give me something to do.

  9. The only time I have ever been requested to be a juror was when I was married to a military man living in another state -- we kept our state of residency as Texas but were living in Colorado... I've always wanted to do it, however, I know I'd never be chosen being a paralegal who used to work for the Sheriff's Office. LOL

  10. Hi Banker,

    I did post late and lucky to post at all. I am currently working an outage at a nuclear power plant for the next 10 weeks. We are working 12 (really about 14 - 15 hours a day just getting paid for 12. One day off. Just stop in to see some of my favorite blogs while resting. Glad to see you stopped smoking also, it is the worst habit I ever had.