Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Once again we managed to pull off California. It's always fun the first time we check out the beach because it's different every year. Some years the sand is high and smooth -other times it's low and one year it was covered with reeds and debris and stayed that way most of the time we were here. But this year we have beautiful rocks, rocks and more rocks. As we walked the beach I thought "I won't pick up any today because I'll have plenty of time before we leave" but before we got back I had both hands full of rocks that were irresistible
I always look forward to the first trip to the library because the shelves are always full of a great selection of the most current non-fiction books. I was horrified to discover a total of 27 books where in the past the shelves had been full. I quizzed the librarian who ask her supervisor and they both told me "they must be checked out". How dumb do I look. I said "No, you have had a huge budget cut". Finally someone admitted "Yes, we've had a budget cut". Thanks Arnold.

Did find a better selection at Carlsbad Library but still had to come home and order 2 books from Amazon.

Finished out our two day re-entry by driving to Del Mar to see "Crazy Heart" as we start our quest to see all the Academy Award Nominated Movies. Yes, I do know that the nominations aren't out yet but I don't have a problem with that.

Jeff Bridges is incredible.

This evening read an incredibly well written article in the San Diego Reader which is a free news/local magazine that I picked up at the Library. The article starts " I never thought I'd become a Welfare Queen. Poverty does not become me. I'm sure it doesn't become anyone, but it really doesn't become me. I was supposed to be somebody by now, and by that, I mean somebody other than this woman who holds up grocery-store lines with her WIC checks". Written by Elizabeth Salaam it's mesmerizing. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2010/jan/06/cover-i-never-thought-id-become-welfare-queen/

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