SG-1: The more I see of Claudia Black's character Vayla on SG-1, the less I like the fact that they've added that character to the regular cast. I really don't see that Vayla adds much intellectually to the show. She's just there to be like Vash was on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and it doesn't impress me at all. Vayla isn't even taken seriously by the other characters; they either treat her dismissively or politely ignore her. I prefer the professional camaraderie that the team had before she joined it. Vayla is the only SG-1 character who does not come across as a disciplined professional.
Shopping: This evening, Mark took me to Office Max, and I bought a CD case, finally, for the CD recordings of my voice lessons. At last, they're all in one place and in chronological order. I'm pleased.
University of Houston Central Campus: We went to the U of H library today to pick up our friend Tom for dinner. I went inside to look for him, and--My God! The library has been vastly remodeled from the way it looked when I was a student there. They have a huge area with, I'm guessing, at least 200 computers for student use, and a foyer large enough to hold a formal ball in. I went inside and had to pick my jaw up off the floor, I was so stunned.
I like the old library design better; this looks too fancy. It used to look more homey. However, I'm told they've added a lounge where you can stay and read even after the library is closed; it even has vending machines in it. I wonder if the fifth floor still looks the same. That was my favorite floor--they had all of the weird books there, and they were old books, from the fifties, some of them.