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Poem for Friday and Jurassic Creatures


Lyin' Larry
By Shel Silverstein

Larry's such a liar --
He tells outrageous lies.
He says he's ninety-nine years old
Instead of only five.
He says he lives up on the moon,
He says that he once flew.
He says he's really six feet four
Instead of three feet two.
He says he has a billion dollars
‘Stead of just a dime.
He says he rode a dinosaur
Back in some distant time.
He says his mother is the moon
Who taught him magic spells.
He says his father is the wind
That rings the morning bells.
He says he can take stones and rocks
And turn them into gold.
He says he can take burnin' fire
And turn it freezin' cold.
He said he'd send me seven elves
To help me with my chores.
But Larry's such a liar --
He only sent me four.

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Guess what fell out of the sky this morning! If you guessed money or kittens or something awesome, you would be wrong...we merely got more snow, enough to close schools yet again, delay classes at the University of Maryland, and require shoveling, though since temperatures were above freezing by noon, it mostly collected on top of the snow that was already on the grass. It was enough to cause the bunnies and deer to stay hidden, but not really unpleasant unless you had to drive somewhere early -- it was worse south of us.

I did get a bunch of work done and some more kitchen organization and I watched Wednesday night's Nashville, which I might secretly enjoy a lot more than The Americans especially when it's heavy on music and light on soap. Since Elementary wasn't on, Cheryl suggested that we watch Jurassic Park, which remains as riveting as ever! We want to see all three before Jurassic World! Here in honor of the movie are ancient mammals from the now-closed Smithsonian Natural History National Fossil Hall:













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