I saw the Hunger Games tonight. And I liked it. Truly, I did. I don't know that I'll see it again because this story has some kind of voodoo spell over me that is all-encompassing and my eyeballs felt like they would pop out because I was so into it. Also, mutts, EEK! But it was good.
And I was going to tell you all about the previews that assaulted us before the movie - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, I wanted to hide under my seat despite the years of caked on soda and popcorn butter that I'm sure has collected on the floor under there - they were just so loud and long with lots of explosions and fighting. I was so tense through it all. And they must turn the volume way up during the previews because it was like I was sitting on a sub-woofer. The 80 year old in me was ready to hit someone with an orthopedic shoe.
But that tale will have to wait because when I got home I ended up reading all about the proposed total slashing of library funding in California. As in, all of it gone-zo. Ugh. Maybe it was because I had just watched the Hunger Games and was incensed at the way governing bodies can ruin people's lives, or maybe it was because I love books and libraries and think that they deserve to be saved, or maybe it was just the 80 year old in me being cranky that I was now deaf from the movie trailers, but whatever the reason I started writing letters. Eight, to be exact. Each member on the committee who will make the decision will soon be getting a nicely worded, only slightly sarcastic but definitely from-the-heart letter from me.
I LOVE writing letters to government officials!!! Hey, who wants to join me in this letter writing campaign? I thought you'd say yes so here are the names and addresses. You can also call or email or fax. But I personally love a good old fashioned letter. Stamps make things seem more official, don't you think?