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you're gonna need a bigger boat.

out on the Cape this weekend, we were disappointed to hear that Nauset beach was closed both Saturday and Sunday. it had closed briefly two weekends ago due to the nearby hurricane, but this weekend's reason was much more fun. and it wasn't a barracuda. *g*
Beach Patrol radar shows five large sharks near Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Thursday, four more sighted Saturday.
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Mayor Vaughan: [to reporter] I'm pleased and happy to repeat the news that we have, in fact, caught and killed a large predator that supposedly injured some bathers. But, as you see, it's a beautiful day, the beaches are open and people are having a wonderful time. Amity, as you know, means "friendship".

Mayor Vaughan: I don't think either of one you are familiar with our problems.
Hooper: I think that I am familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and BITES YOU ON THE ASS!
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"But researchers say great white sightings are extremely rare, and so are its attacks on humans. They say the last shark-related death in New England was in 1936."
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in other news, life continues on chez Kate. I asked my manager about sales in the bookstore, and she said that while sales are down from last year, we are doing better than they projected we would be. I enjoy working at the bookstore, although I sometimes fall into the trap of considering shelving and zoning my work and the customers an unfortunate necessity. *g* all in all, I'm a happy little employee (especially considering the national unemployment rate is above 9%).

as for my summer, I had a quiet Readercon in early July, and then a blissful (if woefully short) visit with Lisa and Michal to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. out to the Cape a bit, up to Northampton, down to visit the cousins in Danville (PA). one of my favorite things about Pennsylvania continues to be the local sticky buns. we don't really have sticky buns in CT, it is very sad. I get them when I visit, and turn into a sticky bun fiend. I probably drive my aunt distracted debating the various merits of the local bakery outfits. yummy.

I haven't been to a concert in ages, and this must be remedied. I currently have plans to go see the Old Blind Dogs with my family this Saturday in East Hartford. haven't seen them in quite some time, so yay!! Peter Mulvey will be at the Iron Horse on 9/26, and Vienna Teng will be there on 10/1; I'd like very much to see PM and will almost definitely see VT. must ask around, see what plans friends have for concerts. (how about y'all?)
in the meanwhile, I'm watching Sunday night's episode of Inspector Lewis. it's so exciting to have new episodes!


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Sep. 9th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Ha! Great entry. I was tempted to go to the Cape to see if I could spot the sharks. We only get sand sharks and the occasional basking shark on the north shore.
Sep. 12th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
that's neat! I can't say that I have ever seen a shark in its natural habitat, just in aquariums and so forth.
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
I'm going to try for VT and PM, but there needs to be some money in the house first.

Lean times, lean times.
Sep. 12th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
that is completely understandable. I'd like to put it down to responsible money management that I've been to so few events & concerts these past months, but really it's exhaustion and absent mindedness. heh, whatever gets you by I guess. but socializing is always good, hence visit Friday yay. XD
Sep. 12th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Well, I hear I have a check enroute, so.... yay! Maybe we can drive up together.
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
I have a ticket for PM on the 25th, which I'd gotten so long ago that it had slipped my mind (Thanks for the reminder!) and for VT on 10/3 when she's in NH.

Lots of New England shark reports here, btw. I thought I'd seen a convincing argument for the 1936 shark being a bull instead of a great white, but I can't seem to find it now.
Sep. 12th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
that is a neat shark website! very thorough. *g*

yay Vienna Teng! I hope I can get to the Iron Horse one. she's such a wonder to hear & see.
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
My mother sent me a link about the sharks. My favorite bit was the marine biologists jumping up and down about getting to tag an 8-foot and a 10-foot great white. Apparently it's the second and third successful taggings of GWs in the Atlantic ever. No one got to go swimming on Labor Day Weekend? Oh well.
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