Daily Archives: 11/16/2003

The Weekender

I briefly laid out Thursday and Friday night’s activities yesterday. It was a busy weekend, with lots of interesting events.

Saturday night I popped into the KPRG member appreciation party at Da ‘Ranch in Harmon. I only stayed for a half hour, mostly due to a dearth of funds in my wallet. My generosity gets the best of me at times. That was the first time I’d been inside that space since the P.U.B. microbrewery shut down several years ago. Boy, I really miss that place. They made some wicked brews up there – I got shitfaced there many a night.

Anyway, that was a brief sojourn out for the weekend. Sunday I worked most of the day up in Tamuning, then spent about three hours at the Laundromat on the way home. Sunday night I went to the Hilton for Jazz for Wishes, a benefit concert with Larry Franquez and Sadao Watanabe, a huge jazz star in Japan. It was excellent – I just wish I could have stayed for the entire concert. I had to come back home and put my nose back to the grindstone. Too much work to do before Monday.

I spend way too much time in front of a computer. I need a vacation…

Support Your Local Library

Found this interesting little tidbit about how authors and publishers are blaming libraries for a slump in book sales. Hmm…

In a related note, I got a library card this weekend. Stopped off at the Nieves Flores library in Hag�t�a. I let my last one expire a few years ago. Why? Because the library sucks. Seriously. I should have taken some pictures. The new acquisitions section was about 12 books, all of them automobile manuals. The periodicals are all about 3 to 4 years old, there’s no money for subscriptions. The air conditioning is busted so the library has this funky, musty odor; and the computers don’t work. The place is wreck. But then I am not surprised. Our elected officials are more interested in fattening their own pockets than creating a stable, thriving community. One look at the plummeting test scores, crumbling infrastructure and reduced services should reveal that. Sunday’s opinion page of the PDN lays out what is wrong and how to fix it.