you're gonna need a bigger boat.
Beach Patrol radar shows five large sharks near Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Thursday, four more sighted Saturday.
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!
"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."
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!