It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Hello, all! Greetings from sunny Tampa, once again. The weather is great today...not too hot because we have a breeze. Also, my crazy upstairs neighbors haven't made any noise (yet) or fought (yet). It is a banner day.

Now...for the mundane details of my life...

This morning, I went to an awesome Publix. It is pretty far away, but they have everything. I also returned the movies I borrowed from the library. (A note to all my library friends out there: the New Tampa Regional Library is insane! It is just a branch library (but close to me). However, while they have lots of new materials, the organization sucks...Looks like somebody skipped Dr. MacCall's class one too many times. I swear, nonfiction and fiction are mixed together, CD audio books are all over the place, and the children's poetry section is mixed in with the adult literature/poetry section. I am still trying to get over it. There are lots of movies (DVD) unlike Tuscaloosa Public Library, but the organization sucks. IT DRIVES ME INSANE. Still, the librarians are very nice and maybe they are just doing what they have been told...but everytime I go in there, I just want to move everything.) I borrowed two versions of Bronte's Wuthering Heights...maybe I mentioned that before...but the 1939 version is the best.

After the library, I came home (ahhh) and began to read (still reading) Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop. It is a great book, but my eyes are starting to go. I really want to finish it this weekend...lots of coffee in store. I know that many people enjoy the character of Mr. Quillp because he is so sinister. However, I think he is a little overdone. I think the best scenes are between little Nell and the Grandfather Trent. In fact, the few scenes where we see little Nell alone are the best. I just read the scene where Nell leads her grandfather through the forest...that was just beautifully done. Anyway, enough of my ramblings.

Well, enough for now...back to reading. Everyone have a great day!

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