You can see my excitement.
Truthfully, I was the opposite of excited to go and do my civic duty. I saw it as something that took up my entire day with minimal benefits. Surprisingly, I actually ended really enjoying myself and discovering a personal benefit that I never expected.
I have a very abstract view of what being a lawyer will be like, mostly accrued from episodes of The Good Wife and Law & Order SVU. Jury duty gave me a chance to really see what my future as a lawyer will hold. While most of the other jurors found the case boring, I thought it was absolutely thrilling to watch these lawyers work. It's verbal sparring in its finest form.
This entire experience has made me even more impatient to start law school. I can't wait to immerse myself in my studies, and to one day be standing on the other side of the courtroom.
Speaking of law school, I had lunch with my future roommate earlier this week. We talked through many of the living-together-topics, and my baking came up. I told her that we would always have some sort of baked good in the house, and she definitely wasn't complaining! Let me tell you, I am going to be so happy to have someone else to eat my baking besides me.
I made these last week for a friend's housewarming party, and they were a huge hit. I only have a few left in the freezer and am trying to ration them so I don't finish them all in one weekend!
Coconut Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 pound butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soka
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oats (any type)
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until blended. Mix in the vanilla extract.
Mix the flour mixture in with two batches, mixing until just combined. Fold in the coconut and chocolate chips. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.