I'm home on my lunch break and I'm about to burst with excitement about what just happened in court. The baby DDA (who isn't really a baby, he's like in his 50's, but he's new at the job,) just got reamed out by the judge while I sat in the courtroom with a smile on my face. The funniest part? Before we went back in chambers to discuss some issues for this trial starting tomorrow with the judge, Jason tells me he's going to training next week.
ME: Oh cool. What kind of training?
DDA: Evidence training. I'm excited about it, because I'm really good at evidence. I love it.
When we went back into chambers the judge was reaming him for not understanding hearsay (which is a huge part of evidence.) Trying to explain this stuff to Jason was like trying to explain hearsay to someone without any legal background. I don't expect anyone to understand this shit and the rules we play by as attorneys unless you are an attorney - but if you can pass the California Bar Exam, I sure as hell expect you to have the basic understanding of what is hearsay and what is not. So while I was partially annoyed, I'm also incredibly amused. And when my trial is over, I will explain everything and why. As for now, even though I know none of you are camping out at my local District Attorney's office, I still feel like I need to keep it all under wraps until it has come to fruition.
This weekend I was in San Francisco for Stephanie's wedding. Stephanie was one of my roommates. I lived with her with the year after I graduated from college, though we were friends all the way through college. Though I hadn't seen her in a year, I keep in touch with her more than a lot of people. I stupidly didn't take any pictures of the wedding, which is too bad, but oh well.
I flew up to San Francisco with Matt on Friday night after work. We got into San Francisco around 7 and had dinner at my parents' house.
On Saturday morning, my mom, Matt, and I went to SF Zoo. My mom works there and last month they had opened the Tropical Building. My mom had done a lot of work on the graphics inside, so we went to see it. It was really nice. A lot of the zoo is really shitty, but this was a really nice exhibit. After that we went and had lunch at a place called Seal Rock Inn, close to the house. Then we went back and got ready for the wedding.
At the wedding I hung around Koby, who I hadn't seen in forever. He was there with his girlfriend Alexandra, who was really sweet. I didn't end up staying that late (well.. It was late, but the wedding went REALLY late,) because I had to drive back to San Francisco from Oakland. I left around 11, but since we didn't eat til 10, that was early. Stephanie looked really happy. I'm happy for her.
Sunday morning we went to the farmers market and bought some granola to bring home with us and then went to Novato, where we looked at more furniture stores. I think I finely found the nightstands I want
. They'll be on sale starting September 2, so I hope I can get them!
Well, lunch break is over! Time to head back to work and try to explain the basics of hearsay laws to Jason some more.