Thursday, August 17, 2006

Uptown Girl

Today we headed into town and mooched around for a while. I needed to get something out of the library* and we needed to pick up a book that I had ordered for my daughter.** And then we decided to hang around one of the many cafes to read or play Nintendo GBA, as the case may be, until it was time to go get sushi.

A little china figure tried to sell me a bracelet

And the bookstore tried to tempt me with non-essentials.

Philip Roth?

Camille Paglia?

I don't think so.

I knew what I really needed:

See? I'm totally going to master this whole blogging thing.

* Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian, the second in the Aubrey/Maturin novels. I've tried two libraries now, and neither had it, except on cassette tape. And guess who doesn't have a cassette player? Except in my car. I can hear my friends now: "What did you do on your summer vacation, Poppy?" "I sat in a parked car in the driveway and listened to a book on tape." I DON'T THINK SO.

** Bart Simpson's Guide to Life. Her third copy. She goes through them the way I go through laptops.


  1. Camille Paglia? --shudder--

    Did you get to the next level on the GBA?

  2. I love your ethereal reflection in the shop window as you photographed it.


  3. Just remember, Joke; the camera adds 10 ethereal pounds.

    Kathy--no, I did not. I fell and broke my foot. (I was Donkey Kong.) But that's OK. It built up my son's self-esteem ("Mom's really bad at this!") and gave me more time to read Blogging for Dummies.

  4. ooh i need that book!

    love the pic :) and the bracelet.

  5. P.S. If Poppette is only her 3rd Bart Simpson's Guide to Life then it's clear Apple is not in the publishing gig.

  6. Poppy, we have that book at the library I work at! I was compelled by something beyond my control to check the catalog when I read your post :-)

  7. Blogging for, they'll make a dummy book for anything!


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xxx, Poppy.