Friday, April 13, 2012

March 2012

Updates from March 2012.

March 3, 2012 – The library held their spring used book sale.  In previous years, the deal I got was $1.00 per bag.  I'm not sure the library is doing that anymore - after all, how do they make any money? - but I was more than happy to pay $0.50 per pound because the money goes to a good cause.  I got 15 books for $4.00 which averages out to about $0.27 per book.  You still can't beat prices like that.

Here are the books I added to my collection:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon (Currently reading - very good!)
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Christmas: A Celebration in Words and Paintings Selected by Helen Exley
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl by Fannie Flagg
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Time Will Darken It by William Maxwell
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
Rolling Thunder by Mark Mynheir
Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

March 19th – Mitch and I saw comedian Jim Gaffigan.  We both love his material and when we found out he was going to be in the state, we knew we had to make the short road trip to see him.  It was so much fun watching Gaffigan perform and hearing his new material.  By the end of the show, my face actually hurt from so much smiling and laughing.  Unfortunately, cameras were not allowed so I didn't get to take any photos - bummed about that.  Oh well.

March 24th - Skated in my third roller derby bout!  (More details to come in my "official" roller derby update post.)

March 27th – I got summoned for jury duty for the first time in my life!  There were about 30 of us in the pool, 12 people got selected from the pool for questioning, and then the group of 12 was reduced to six.  I knew that even if I had made it into the group of 12 that were questioned, I would never have been one of the six chosen to stay for the case.  When you're related to a police officer, you're usually not an ideal candidate for the defense.  In any case, it was an interesting couple of hours.  It was a DUI case and I found out later that Mitch had actually dealt with the defendant on a different occasion.

There you have it - little updates from the first three months in 2012.  Hopefully I can keep this blog updated now as things are actually happening!

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