Sorry to start the day off on a negative note, but so far July is turning out to be just a bit of a disappointment for me. It started off with Roger Federer wiping out at Wimbledon -- well, I suppose that might actually have been at the end of June, but near enough. Then Anna Massey, one of my favorite actresses, died. Then there was the death of the space shuttle program. Still can't believe we're letting the space program dwindle this way. Of course, it's expensive -- and that reminds me of the economic problems the country is going through, another downer. Then at the dentist's office this week (another disturbing story, but believe me, you don't wanta hear it) I read a magazine article about the new robotic librarians -- no need for human librarians anymore, even in those antiquated libraries that actually contain real books. And now we have the shutdown of Borders, one of my favorite places to hang out (and yes, I did actually buy books there -- but I guess just not enough books). Very depressing. The times just seem to be out of joint, somehow.
So here's today's snapshot. Sorry about the quality -- I think my husband actually took it by mistake when he was testing a new camera a few years back. But I thought it would be appropriate for my mood today. It's a shot of yours truly, against a backdrop of shelves with real books on them, reading an actual newspaper. And it may not do anything for you, but it cheers me up more than I can say.
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books, and as she says: "To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online."