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Do you remember the last time you had jury duty? Kind of boring, right?ย  A lot of sitting around.

Well, my friend Lanie did serve on a defective penile implant case.ย  But even penile implants get seriously dull after a couple days.

So my husband Rick goes off to jury duty last week but Mr. Fancy gets to participate in Juror Appreciation Day. This is a day when “notable New Yorkers” get excused from their jury service in order to tell the rest of us why we should freakin’ love jury duty.

See, there’s Rick between Nathan Lane and Katie Couric.

Oh and yes, that’s actress Kathleen Turner all the way to the left.

The first person to name the guy between Kathleen Turner and Nathan Lane definitely gets some kind of mama bird bonus prize.

So you can imagine my delight to learn that my local TV news anchor husband is a “notable New Yorker.” I’m now realizing that I need to give that boy more respect at home.

After Rick’s high profile day at the courts, I wanted to make sure his weekend was just as glam.

So we went shopping for a new toilet seat….

We spent time discussing the merits of a $25 toilet seat vs. an $11 toilet seat. I mean, would my arse truly feel the $14 difference?

Rick started chatting it up with another customer to get his advice.ย  Why? I guess because it’s so darn fun to talk to strangers. And who better to make our plumbing decisions than some random guy wandering down the Home Depot toilet seat aisle.

Finally, we splurged for the $25 seat.

Just Rick and me doing our part to jump start this economy.

And because you just know that ritzy Katie Couric isn’t sitting on some $11 cheapo toilet seat.

48 Responses to 12 angry men? not exactly.

  • Valerie says:

    is that John Voight in the middle? And by the way, Rick looks very notable, especially the one in the toilet seat aisle.

  • Jennifer H says:

    First I guessed Randy Newman and then Ben’s Dad from Knocked Up…but neither of them are New Yorkers, I guess. So then I cheated and Googled. But I’m afraid that if I give the Cheatie McCheater answer away, you won’t say nice things about my hair ever again.

    Still, you said “name” not “guess” …so, (cough) Neil Sedaka.

  • Bitsy says:

    So what are they all looking at? Did Neil throw a pencil up into the ceiling because that’s what juries do while they are “deliberating”?

  • Jessica Bern says:

    I thought i was the only one would let complete strangers help me make decisions that will never, in any way, come back to haunt them but might do things to me like burn me to a crisp or break in the middle of the night.

    I haven’t google and I’m still trying to figure out who it is.

  • Jessica says:

    Ha! Ha! Ha! I am LOL because I guessed Arthur Fonzerelli! And I was wrong! I knew it wasn’t Dustin… Dustin has a thinner and smaller frame.

    Did you know that Wednesday was International Toilet Day? Yep… I was researching toilets for a blog post because I had nothing better to do and came across one that cost $10,000 — a Royal Flush I tell ya!

  • stephanie says:

    I have no idea who that guy is…is that bad? I have also never been called to jury duty, EVER. Lucky or is there a reason I am unaware of as to why they wouldn\\\’t want me as a jurror?!?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cat says:

    Hey you know it took us over a week to find a shovel made in the USA?
    I swear if I didn’t know better I’d think my husband was made in China!

  • Tully's Mama says:

    I didn’t know that it was Neil Sedaka but did Rick have a minute to ask Vera Wang to design Dylan and Summer’s wedding gowns?

  • Abby Siegel says:

    What annoys me abt this is that, as much as I love your husband who has been nothing by really nice to me, is that he got a free pass on jury duty. I did JD like 3 years ago and EMBRACED it-in fact I would have been the foreperson had the wack job prosecuting her own case not headed into a weird place and we got dismissed. and now that I know NYC dismisses “celebrities” I am pissed-the rest of us losers have to take a day off or then some of work to serve jury duty while the fancy pants get a free walk in the park and a photo op. I love Rick but in general that’s really annoying to me. You know, some of us work for ourselves or have colonoscopies or stuff we have to get taken care of..and we don’t get photographed for it!!! thankfully…..

  • myhouseof6 says:

    shoot – i just remembered my husband got his letter several weeks ago and he tossed is somewhere unknown to me…shoot.
    i think you can go to jail for that sort of thing…. not showing up, right? panic mode – thanks kelcey!!

  • Terra says:

    Ah, when I bought a new toilet seat this year I bought the $39 quietly closes itself version. We call it the magic seat and it was worth every penny!

  • wendi says:

    That is very cool – I am totaly impressed. So are you both very tight with Katie these days? Did she say”Rick, I saved you a seat up front next to me?” Ricky is by far the cutest notable!

  • Robyn says:

    So THAT’S why I never get anyone famous in my juries — they’re all hanging out together avoiding jury duty?! Well, that and I don’t live in NYC, so the pickings are slim.

    Is it Regis Philbin?

  • Diana says:

    That is hilarious! Not only is your hubby notable… but he’s hot! A great match for your own hot self!
    Oh, and we need a new toilet seat at our house… perhaps we too will upgrade! Keep us posted on the new potty!

  • Cathy says:

    I got out of jury duty once because I was nursing at the time. I guess lawyers don’t want famous people or nursing moms in their jury–both would be rather distracting during the trial. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rick says:

    hi everyone. congratulations to those of you who figured out that it was songwriting legend neil sedaka sitting two seats to my right. it was quite a star studded jury, and i had absolutely no business being included in it. sure had fun, though. if you want to see what we’re all looking up at, check this out.


  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Getting out of Jury Duty is easy. When you get the Notice, there’s a place on the back to write ‘why you should be excused’. I tell them I have ‘projectile vomiting’, ‘explosive diarreah’, narcolepsy, Tourett’s Syndrome’, Alzheimers and an over-active bladder. Sure I ‘lied’…but not about the bladder. Needless to say, I’ve never been on Jury Duty…

  • Aimee says:

    Man I would have given anything for that being MY jury duty Manhattan experience–instead mine included–a murder case (guy killed pregnant girlfriend and found guilty soon after), and in the process of picking jurors–I felt sick–as I tried to run to the bailiff to tell them…I puked–everywhere–EVERYWHERE –like I blew up. The judge had to clear the room it was so bad. Then they made me go back to sit in the jury pool with puke head to toe–finally I was smelling funky and looking BAD –they sent me home in a cab. WORST most humiliating day of my life. Seriously not cool.

  • MN Mama says:

    Rick, Congrats on being picked for notable NYers! No wonder everyone is looking up… the ceiling is amazing!
    Kelcey, Is buying a $25 toilet seat an indicator of staying in NY?

  • Kim says:

    That really does look like Vera Wang.. and why is everyone looking up??

    PS.. so cool about the hubs..and congrats to your arse for the upgrade.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jaime says:

    I’m going to say that guy from Batman. You know the helper guy. Who knows, but I’m curious to find out. How lucky. I love star sightings. Fun blog.

  • what a great photo! Is Katie now on Rick’s FB friend’s list?

    BTW…we recently purchased this wonderful new toilet seat at Lowe’s, it has two seats, one for little bums and one for my bum! It’s fab! The padded Dora seat went to the landfill!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Poor Aimee, you should have ‘told’ them about your projectile vomiting; and you’d be excused. If none of the disorders work, and they still want you to report on the 1st day, wear an outfit that Screams Out to both sides – Hooker, Bag Lady or Just Released from Mental Institution. No one will pick you; and you’ll only have wasted one day.

  • Lanie says:

    Defective penile implants have got nothing on Notable New Yorkers day! And, as you mentioned there is really only so long you can listen to testimony about defective penile implants. . . .

    Did you go with Rick to take the pictures? Does Katie know you now? Great post! xoxoxo

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