Tag: free time

Jury duty has some surprising benefits

Working in my sketchbook

I spent two days on jury duty at New York’s Criminal Courts building this week. Sixty-four other potential jurors and I spent the first seven hours of the first day waiting for someone to remember that we were there.

But it wasn’t a total waste of time as I managed to get a little sketching done, complete four crossword puzzles, read half a book, play two hours of Farmville on my phone, and clean out my purse. How would you spend seven free hours glued to a chair?