Didn't need food, didn't need clothes, didn't need anything except a few pine needles from the tree outside the Connecticut College library. (I use them for one of my soaps.) "Woo hoo," I thought. "I'm going to go another day without buying anything." But of course I can't pass within a hundred feet of a good library without going inside--especially when I'm doing some research for a play. And also of course, once I've spent an hour choosing fifteen pounds of just the right books, I'm not going to let a little thing like an expired library card come between me and my reading.
So when the librarian said it was time to pay the annual $25 fee for people not affiliated with the college, I gulped and paid.
Because where else am I going to find books like Women's Rights and Transatlantic Anti-Slavery in the Era of Emancipation and The Bloodless Revolution: a Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times.
You couldn't live without these either, could you?
Today's Consumption Totals:
Library Card: $25
Miles Driven: 4.6