Archive for April 19, 2009

>The Library vs. Perkins

>It was a gorgeous day yesterday. As you can see, I was wearing my new sundress, I was also wearing my blue Croc sandals and nothing on my legs, glorious! When I left the house I put on my jean jacket. Em said I would roast, I said no, I’ll be all right. I was thinking of the wind, and the air conditioning in restaurants and the train. Em said true, then admitted she had a sweater in her bag. I didn’t roast, and I was glad I had the jacket when we got on the train to come home.

Em and I did our usual, have lunch, get our nails done, do some shopping. I had them trim my nails, I was having trouble getting my contacts out of the case, she was done before me so she walked up to Central Park. When I was done, I was making my way toward her, trying to get there, text her and take pictures in Bryant Park all at the same time. We ended up meeting at Rockefeller Center. Then headed back to Annie Moores. Stopped at a street vendor where I bought a purse colorful for spring, summer and fall.

This morning Tigger started bugging me around 9. He wanted me to take him to the Verizon Store so he can get a new phone for Em. I didn’t want to. I instead said I wanted to go to breakfast. We swung by the library first since my books are in, but they don’t open until 1 on Sunday. So we went to Perkins for breakfast. I was thinking about the library, trying to figure out if I would be able to fit in going there before church, and I started to think about that blog I found, ‘Librarians that say M__ F___’. I was thinking that its not hard to get Librarians to like you, just obey the rules, don’t talk on your cell phone or eat in the library. Be specific in your requests, return your books in good condition. Pay fines without complaint. Unless they are charging you a fine when you returned the item on time. I was thinking this as Tigger was sliding the huge ball of butter off his french toast onto the table (he was aiming for the napkin and missed) and was thinking as much as the library must like me, Perkins must hate me, butter and lemon wedges on the table, syrup rings, used tea bags on my plate, Splenda packets mysteriously disappearing . . .

I turned to go to the library on my way to church. I was looking at the clock and realized I didn’t have time, so I turned, since I was coming the opposite way, I was driving and driving and thought I had missed the turn, and then I saw the sign for ‘All Angels Hill Rd.’, yes that really is the name of the road my church is on.


>Musing Mondays #9

>I saw this on DeSeRt RoSe BoOkLoGuE

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS (April 13) post is about blog comments

How do you respond to the comments on your blog? It varies, see next question.

Do you try to email individually or comment on post yourself answering the comments above? I prefer to e-mail in response to comments, that way I know the person can see I responded. This isn’t always possible. I don’t like responding on the post itself because I don’t know if the person comes back to check and I don’t want people to think I am ignoring their comments, cause I’m not.

What do you think is the best way to respond to comments and do you respond to all of them? E-Mail! But no, I don’t respond to all, sometimes the response says it all, sometimes I just don’t know what to say. In that case, I will usually go to that persons blog and post a comment saying, “Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.”

Do you feel slighted if you don’t receive a response back from the blog owner? I used to, unless the blog had like 100 or so comments. Now I have ‘gotten over myself’, LOL!
(question courtesy of Jenn)

>On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring 500. (Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.)

Is it just me, or does it seem that lately all the ~ On this Day ~ have been newsworthy but depressing? I decided that I would go to the NY Times website and read them all and find one that was not depressing. Here is what I found:

1775: The American Revolutionary War began, (war depresses me),

1897: The first Boston Marathon was run.

1933: The United States went off the gold standard (I admit, I don’t know if this is good or bad, I don’t even know what it means).

1943: Tens of thousands of Jews living in the Warsaw Ghetto began an uprising against Nazi forces (I suppose this is good, but it makes me think of all the horrible things happening at the time, and that makes me sad).

1951: Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his command by President Harry S. Truman, bid farewell to Congress, quoting a line from a ballad: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”

1989: A white female jogger in New York’s Central Park was brutally beaten and raped. (Five black and Hispanic teenagers were imprisoned, but the convictions were overturned in 2003 when a serial rapist confessed and DNA evidence tied him to the crime.)(Doubly sad, for the crime and incorrect convictions)

1993: A 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended when fire destroyed the structure after federal agents smashed their way in. Dozens of people, including sect leader David Koresh, were killed.(Really sad)

1994: A Los Angeles jury awarded $3.8 million to beaten motorist Rodney King. (This is sad, not because of the award, but the reason he got it, he got beaten)

1997: Flooding from the Red River forced more than 50,000 residents to abandon Grand Forks, N.D. (This is an exercise in futility)

1999: The German parliament inaugurated its new home in the restored Reichstag in Berlin, its prewar capital. (Not sad, not happy, just news)

2001: The Mel Brooks musical “The Producers” opened on Broadway.(Finally!)

2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected pope; he took the name Benedict XVI. (Something else I am clueless about.)

So some good, or at least not depressing things happened on this day, but the majority? I’m going back to bed.

~The New York Times~