February 8th, 2004

little review

Poem for Sunday

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ashinae came to the inescapable conclusion that we need russell_daily. Because, I mean...I don't really have to explain this, do I? Now come and join, because you know you want to, and post those pictures you know you have secretly saved on your hard drive.

To my surprise, the gerbils seem very happy on side-by-side wheels in their side-by-side cages; Boromir has spent the last several days looking very unhappy in a birdcage without a proper water bottle, let alone anything to play with besides toilet paper rolls which he has gnawed through in minutes. Now he and Aragorn are out of their nests, sniffing each other through the bars of the cages, and they have run around on top of one another's cages and seem happy to see each other. I am hoping they will get along well enough to play in their box together for short periods and stuff.

Am late on notes but very, very grateful for all the support. I feared that there might be a rash of gerbil-related unFriendings which would have depressed me terribly. Thanks!
little review

An Afternoon Off-Planet

Spent a lovely day out and about with the kids, first at the National Geographic Explorers Hall which has an exhibit on the Mars rovers including regularly updated footage on the screens and an interactive map of the Martian surface, plus a history of Mars in the human imagination from ancient Egypt to H.G. Wells to Marvin.

Then, since we were already on Canal Road and could see out the window that the C&O Canal was still frozen, we decided to head up to Great Falls to see if the river was still icy too. When we got there we discovered that the bridges to the islands were closed and the canal was no longer open to skaters, though there was still a lot of ice. We did get to see hawks, ice floating down the Potomac River, and a sky so blue it hurt to look at.


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GIP: Base courtesy bronzelionel, text courtesy ashinae. Though it was my idea. *g*