July 11th, 2003



Took in the aluminum cans and plastic bottles to be recycled.

Went to the Friends of the Library store and my heart sank. Bad enough this new store is smaller but the amount of books there was less than half of what was previously at the other store. The lady who was working there (who loves to talk) mentioned the Mall was under new ownership and was not community oriented. Basically, he wants them out of there as soon as he can get rid of them. The FotL doesn't have a place to store the leftover books so those that aren't in the store itself or given to the prison system are going to be taken to the dumpster. The sci-fi/fanstasy section now occupies half of a fold-up picnic table. *sigh*

From there went to WalMart and almost got a new set of computer speakers. My current ones go on the fritz every other day or so it seems. What I ended up buying though were two DVDs: Animatrix and Spirited Away. On the former, I thought the best short was Beyond. The worst was World Record.

Spirited Away is fun. What I didn't like about this DVD though was the typical American "buy-this-other-video-prefix" crap. When I put in a DVD I want to the see the movie right away or be taken to a main menu.