Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I lost the will to blog this past week - Slice of America

I am sorry but I just had no will this past week to write. I thought of little amusing topics throughout the week every now and again but I didn't write them down so they are now gone but I assure you there were witty amusing things roaming around in my head last week. They just didn't make it onto the computer.

Last week I did however go to the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. The new building - which ironically is right next to the old building. Get this the old building was too small for all the books and so they spent millions on the new state fo the art library but the design only has the about the exact same amount of usable square feet as the old library had. How funny is that!

The library is a very interesting place to people watch. It's almost like a Starbucks without the coffee. People with laptops as far as the eye can see. In fact every since place to sit at a table had an ethernet connection! I was impressed. The interesting thing was that everyone was on the computers and hardly anyone was roaming the stacks of books. The only people who weren't on computers and were sitting down were the indigent population - they weren't even reading - they just kind of looked lost.

This bahemoth of a library has an enormous amount of elevators - it was interesting to be in an elevator with someone who was obviously a student toting a backpack and ipod, a snooty rich lady toting her Fendi bag and her toddler, me, and the indigent guy all crammed into an elevator together. Quite an interesting slice of America.


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