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Really. It's not just that it's in the 90s. It's humid and stuffy to boot. I dashed to the library earlier today to return a book and renew my card, and, after realizing how bad it really was outside, I nixed my plans to go to an outdoor concert tonight. I'd have been sitting out with no shade, no breeze, and I know I couldn't have tolerated it for long. So I stayed home with my A/C.

Last weekend was nicer. I had an errand downtown, and had left lots of time due to bus reroutes. Having done so, we naturally zipped there in no time, and I was quite early. But, as always, I had a book with me, so I sat in the Art Institute's sculpture garden and read until it was time for my meeting. The meeting was short, so afterwards I went back to the Art Institute to see the exhibit Undressed: The Fashion of Privacy, a nice complement to the "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" show. I also stopped by the shop and picked up a few "Special Value" books.

It was a bad day for book shopping (or good, depending on your point of view). I got my hair cut, and then went next door to O'Gara & Wilson's. Everything 25% off, because they are moving to Chesterton, Indiana, of all godforsaken places. I suppose from Doug's point of view, it makes sense, because that's where he lives, but for literally decades it's been one of my favorite used bookstores, and I will miss it terribly. It will come as no surprise to you that I bought a bunch of books.

This is all on top of what I picked up, free or cheap, at the American Library Association convention here a couple of weeks ago. I had an exhibit hall pass from Tim over at LibraryThing, and took full advantage of it!

The sibs arrive tomorrow for a couple of days. Stacey has warned that she plans to bring lots of veggies, so I will exercise restraint at the farmers market tomorrow morning.

Date: 2013-07-20 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] islandmomma.livejournal.com
I only just realized it was your birthday when I logged in today, so I hope that you're having a wonderful time with your sisters!

Coincidentally I was SKYPing with someone in Chicago the day you posted this - even at 9am she looked washed out! Hope you have some relief from the heat now!

Date: 2013-07-23 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greedyreader.livejournal.com
Are you planning a summer trip to NYC?

Happy belated, btw. Books and sisters: what could be better!

Date: 2013-07-24 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mojosmom.livejournal.com
Probably not this summer, maybe in the fall.

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