This moringin my wife and I decided it'd be fun to go to breakfast for valentine's day. We went to the Heartland Cafe near our house. It's a great place. Good food, leftist political propaganda all over, and a very friendly quirkyness. The service today was not as good as usual, but the busser was a better server than most servers are. We can't blame them entirely for the lower service quality though since there was a political event going on. Dorthy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County was there to be on a WLUW radio show that is broadcast live from the Cafe. The place was quite packed. Eventually, we got our breakfast burritos (they're huge) and were able to enjoy our food with the background music provided by the first guest of the radio show, a very good blues harmonica player. Then it was off to work. However, on the way out of the restraunt, Dorthy Brown lost my vote. As we were leaving I saw her drive off in a Ford Expedition with City plates. So, my tax dollars are paying for her to drive around in a $35,000 vehicle that gets 13mpg do do her campaigning? Why should I be funding her campaign?
TBWITWW has to be at work earlier than I do, and works further downtown. So, I got downtown about an hour early and had a Border's gift certificate burning a hole in my wallet. I got the Border's and wandered around and picked up a little something of a Valentine's Day present for TBWITWW, then noticed the sign that said taht all paperback books were buy 3 get one free. Hmmm. So I totally geeked out and got Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, and Neuromancer by William Gibson. Yup... big ol' dork fest. Oh well... lots of books for very little money. Hopefully once I finish The First American, I'll get some reviews up a little more quickly.