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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Social Stuff

Yesterday was our monthly book club meeting. We read City of Falling Angels by John Berendt. Berendt, the author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil which was written about a murder in Savannah, Georgia and the people of Savannah, wrote this time about the burning of the historic Venetian opera house, the Fenice, the investigation, the reconstruction, and the high society of Venetian life. I really liked the story, he built the book as a character study of Venetians and the social battles they have among one another. Most of the people at the meeting this month liked the book but there were a few that didn't care for it. Our next book is Thank You for Smoking, a book about a tobacco lobbyist. I wanted to read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, but I also picked up Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. In addition, I recently bought Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences. So, I have several new books to read in addition to several books that I had picked up in the past. It's amazing none of the books that I have to read are science fiction or fantasy. It's what I used to read exclusively.

Today, I went to lunch with my friends , Bob and Jon. We were going to go to the local Bulgarian Restaurant but it wasn't open so we ended up going to Mexico Restaurant, a family owned Mexican restaurant that has been around for about 20 years. I had never been there but I had heard good things about it and was not disappointed. I picked up the tab because Bob's birthday was three days ago and Jon's birthday is in three days.

And this evening I went to a vigil sponsored by Move On, People For The American Way, and the ACLU to protest this administration's running roughshod over the Constitution. We read the bill of rights and talked about what we thought about warrantless spying. While I was there because I believe in the cause, I have to say that the women leading the vigil was really cute and I wouldn't mind seeing her again.


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