Almost a month has passed since I last posted! Not cool, I know.
Anyway, we went to the zoo as we do a few times a year. Once again, I was reminded why we go so randomly. The gorillas looked so sad. If you didn’t hear about it when it happened, read about why the gorillas aren’t happy. While the zoo now claims that the gorillas have recovered from that incident, I don’t think so. They always seem distant and sad, a few times one or two have been angry.
Maybe it is just me but I don’t feel right about keeping animals that act so like humans locked up. They can speak to us, they can actually use a language and talk to us. Not like dogs or horses or any other animal, gorillas can learn sign language and carry on conversations with humans. Yet we keep them locked away like criminals.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned Shelfari before but it is a great option to LibraryThing which I am becoming less enchanted with. I like some features of LibraryThing but it isn’t as pretty a set-up as Shelfari and it is a lot easier to add books that you don’t know about (the groups have group shelves!) than LibraryThing. Though maybe I’m not utilizing LibraryThing to it’s full potential. I’ve already paid for a lifetime membership to LibraryThing (though Shelfari lets you add unlimited books for free) so I’ll keep at it and maybe (hopefully?) it’ll get more user friendly.