Saturday, December 01, 2007

DVD Recommendation: Law and Order: Trial By Jury

I never had the opportunity to watch this short life series, when it debutted in March 2005, on NBC. So, I decided to give it a try, courtesy of Blockbuster Online.

Jerry Orbach fans will notice that he was serious ill, fighting cancer. Not only was his physical appearance effected but his voice. But, yeah we love you Lenny!

Show Description courtesy of

Unlike the other Law & Order series, Trial By Jury shows what it is like to prepare for and try a criminal case. The episodes usually start with a witness or victim telling a story about a crime that has already occurred. This story is used to bring the audience in on what happened prior to the beginning of the episode. This is a departure from the other three Law & Order shows, which usually start off showing the audience the actual crime. The show progresses on from that point, showing how both sides develop their strategies for winning the case.

The prosecution's preparation usually includes scenes where their investigators go out and follow up on leads and interview witnesses. The defense's preparation varies from episode to episode, running the gamut from testing arguments in front of jury focus groups to unethical dealmaking between co-defendants. Each episode has several trial scenes, with both sides examining witnesses and giving arguments. There are also several pre-trial meetings where some procedural issue is argued and ruled on. In addition, there are a few episodes showing jury deliberation. The show develops the judges as characters, showing scenes of them conferring with each other and reusing the same judges in multiple episodes.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sleeping Together Poll at Marriage

Join in the fun, with responding to this question at Marriage

Would you sleep in a separate bed to get a good night's sleep?

To be honest, no I cannot sleep without my husband beside me.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Do You Still Have A Land Phone?

Recently, I've discovered that we're going to start requiring 2 phone numbers when one is a cellphone. When having to follow up with a customer, I've noticed that many of the cellphone numbers are reassigned or not in service.

When we moved into our apartment, our teen asked for a land phone. What do you do when your cellphone isn't charged up? Or the electricity is out?

Has your family gotten rid of your land phone?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Menu Monday Plan - November 26

Marcus and Charles made Thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of Fresh and Easy grocery store. The menu was Turkey with Sage, Herb Stuffing, Gravy, Autumn Roasted Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Pie. Even though I was suffering with a terrible cold, it looked delicious. And the leftovers have just been yummy.

I just ordered an assortment of curtains from Country Curtains, for our apartment. A former co-worker introduced me to them when she ordered them for her baby's room. The quality of their curtains is very good, the variety and prices will keep you coming back.

Well, back to this week's menu.

Tilipia, Broccoli, Brown Rice

Pinto Beans with Ham (in the crockpot)

Simply Lasagna with Mixed Green Salad

Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Acorn Squash

Turkey Stew

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