Nice weather, the library, and the Fishers were the highlights of this past weekend. We'll start with the library.
I grew up going to the library every other week, my mom would bring my sister and I and we would bring home tons and tons of books and records. My mom joked that we helped keep the library running since we were always paying overdue fines. I just found some pictures online of my hometown library... these pictures are from the early 1900's. The stacks are very cool, the floors are thick somewhat translucent glass, I remember being a little scared at first that the floors would crack and I would fall through.
I've loved libraries ever since childhood. I worked at my college library as well as the media library at culinary school (cooking videos of course!). Now, we thankfully have many good libraries to choose from. So on Saturday, we headed off to the library. I picked up so many good books. Cookbooks of course (Charlie Trotter's Raw cookbook, Mario Batali's latest - Molto Italiano, Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Cafe, Nina Simond's Spices of Life, and a few others). I also picked up some crafting books, including Cozy Crochet, Todd Oldman's Handmade Modern, and Teva Durham's Loop d Loop.
I might have gotten on the Loop d Loop bandwagon a little late, but better late than never. This is a great book! I've already started the corkscrew scarf with some yarn I purchased (on sale) at Knitting Central. And there's a sweater and a hooded capelet I'd like to try. It'd be my first sweater... about time, right?
Now, onto the Fishers. Last night was the series finale of Six Feet Under, and I will admit I sobbed through much of it. Salon's Heather Havrilesky writes about the final season below, but beware - spoilers abound!
I completely agree with Heather when she writes "It felt very personal. Saying goodbye to "Six Feet Under" was, unexpectedly, an emotional wrenching experience, more memorable and invigorating and heartbreaking than I could ever have imagined it would be."
There's something about Six Feet Under that gets under your skin. The characters are so real that it seems as if you know them, that they live next door, work in your office, shop at the same grocery stores as you do. You see them go through the most joyous and most harrowing experiences, and watching their lives changes your own life as well.
So if you've watched the last episode, read on. And keep your fingers crossed that Alan Ball has another show up his sleeve. Congratulations to the cast and crew on an amazing 5 years, you will be missed.