How was Your Sunday? (or: A Summer Weekend Day in the Life of a Blue-State Conservative)
I feel like I am being royally screwed. But anyway, bottomline is I am putting in money for the new engine, rather than investing in a new gas-guzzler.
Meanwhile, I've been bussing it to work. Part of the reason why my commenting on other blogs has been so light is because I'm gone from about 7am to 9pm, most weekdays.
To add cherry to the top of my "good" fortune, my phone slipped out of my pocket on the bus a week ago. I figured it out next morning and called my phone. Whoever had it, hung up on me. Obviously that person did not have the honorable intention of returning it back to the rightful owner- me! So I now have a replacement phone. It's amazing how much of my life depends upon that Razr Motorola. I lost all my contact information, as I never write any numbers down anymore. Some numbers are irrecoverable. (I have not had a landline for over 7 years).
Today, one of my clients picked me up to go to the gym, for her gymnastics class. She then went to see Harry Potter, and I got dropped off by a coworker at the bus stop, so that I could go to the mall. Ever since my trip to NYC and a trip to Sbarro, I have had cravings for their lemon chicken. At the mall, there is a Sbarro's, and I ordered 3 lemon chickens, to eat for later. I struck up a conversation with the woman in line next to me, as she had her Harry Potter book with her. I grew up on C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert E. Howard. I have not gotten into HP. But it's the talk of the town.
I sat down with a slice of pizza and a coke. I wanted to relax, perusing the pages of Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" for a future post, as well as making origami out of print outs of blogposts and articles. Since I'm not able to be on the computer as much during the summer (I'm working long hours, because I signed on to work a lot of summer camp hours, at my gymnastics club), I have to print out the previous night, reading material to take with me for the next day.
I figured I'd leave the origami there on the table when I left, folded out of right-wing "propaganda", for others to find and enjoy.
I entertained one little boy with some origami. Periodically, people will pause and take an interest in what I am doing, compliment the paper models, or stare and point.
While I was relaxing in the mall eatery, one of my favorite kids, whose family I have grown close to, spotted me. She was with her grandmother, and they sat with me for lunch. I'm happy to say, the girl's family leans conservative (a hard find in the City of Angels). I talk openly with the grandmother and mother about my political views, and they tend to side with me. The grandmother thanked me for a couple of Thomas Sowell articles on pharmaceutical companies and fixed costs that I had sent her. After they did their shopping, they took me home. I just adore the girl, and spoil her with affection every chance I get.
I took a walk down to the local grocery market; stopped at a used bookstore along the way. It was saturated with anti-Bush, leftist, Marxist books. Hmm...maybe they were being resold because they were rejected in the first place by the original buyers? Anyway, I did end up paying $6 for a paperback of Robert Kaplan's "Warrior Politics". I was interested in Richard Clarke's "Against All Enemies"...but not for $15.
Now I'm doing laundry, and eating some of that lemon chicken from Sbarro's at the mall.
And now, right this very moment...time for a little blogging....
So...how was your day?