I called the jury commissioner's office this past Monday and it was confirmed that I'm not eligible until sometime in November of 2009.
And the other day, the mailed notification arrived that I'm exempt from service.
I wouldn't greatly mind serving, except that the jury pool rooms I've been in are just damned uncomfortable. Too warm, too stuffy and the chairs are just painful.
With a little luck and financial discipline, I should have a video iPod by the time I get jury duty again. At least I can have some movies and music to distract me from the chair jabbing me in the kidney and de-articulating my vertebrae.