I’m Staying Out of Trouble

This was a busy weekend! Saturday was the inaugural occurrence of the Snuggles project in the South Bay for HOBA. Everyone who signed up showed up! We met at Barefoot Coffee Roasters, where I had a vat of coffee. Zoom!

On Saturday I baked 16 dozen cookies for the opening celebration of the brand new Opportunity Center in Palo Alto. (Maple walnut and chocolate chip cookies, and trust me, they were delicious.)

That evening I rented a couple of movies for us to watch. We saw V For Vendetta. Eerily timely. It raised provocative questions about terrorism and revolution. V was considered a terrorist by his own government and destroyed government buildings, because he believed his government was evil. Timothy McVeigh thought similarly. One is real life, the other an allegory about truth. I have no answers, and I’m not trying to start a debate. Just noticing the questions, similarities, and differences the movie produced.

Sunday I attended church with the recently transplanted Austin friends at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto. I enjoyed the service, and I especially enjoyed attending with my friends. I also experienced sadness, which arose from several sources, and I’ll not go into at the moment.

After the service I came home did some stuff for work (packaged posters to send out to volunteers to hang in their communities for Hands On Bay Area day). Speaking of work, apparently the burglary was more extensive. I got an email from a staff person saying that she’d cleaned up my desk (glass was everywhere) and that there’s no telephone power because the cords were cut. Who the hell steals from a non-profit and vandalizes the office??!!

And then I went to Sur la Table to use a gift card (bought a cutting board) and ran grocery errands, came home to make dinner, went to the bookstore with Husband (but couldn’t find anything I wanted to spend money on), and watched the other movie I’d rented, Everything Is Illuminated. I adored Eugene Hutz. The movie was quirky and surprised me with its poignant turn of plot.

And now, it’s time to fold laundry and think about going to bed.

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3 Comments on “I’m Staying Out of Trouble”

  1. gerry rosser Says:

    I found V for Vendetta to be a chilling movie. I particularly was struck by the propagandist government which used scare tactics to take away personal freedoms. Sounded all too familiar.

  2. Kathryn Says:

    Yes, it did sound too familiar. I think we are in danger of waking up decades later and finding our cultural climate to be the same.

  3. Liora Says:

    That is just strange. Steal computers? That makes sense, but why vandalize a nonprofit? Glad nobody was there to be physically hurt.