April 7th, 2004

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Today's horoscope: If only there were more hours in a day you would have a chance of doing everything you wanted to. Alas, you are allotted a mere 24, and have to do the best you can with that limited amount. Today you may feel real time pressure, as demands come at you from all sides. The office, home, your religious group and volunteer organization all could be clamoring for a piece of you. If you are not careful, there will be nothing left of yourself to give.

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I should probably go back to my policy of this journal being all happy-happy joy-joy fuck-what-I-really-think/feel-anyway-because-that's-not-why-anyone-is-here. So I shall start right now with a squee: Happy 40th birthday to Russell Crowe! Oh, and happy anniversary too! (Will probably now be unFriended by self-confessed curmudgeons who rant when people squee about subjects or in tones they consider too juvenile/pathetic/etc., but what the hell -- heh.)

Addendum: Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times on the effects of illegal abortion in Portugal: poor women, their boyfriends/husbands, parents and cab drivers in jail after having the intimate details of their lives made public in trials; rich women traveling by the thousands to Spain; and a largely conservative population over 75 percent of whom want the anti-abortion law overturned. "'Forbidding abortion doesn't save anyone or anything,' said Sonia Fertuzinhos, a member of the Portuguese Parliament. 'It just gets women arrested and humiliated in the public arena.' The upshot is that many Portuguese seem to be both anti-abortion and pro-choice. They are morally uncomfortable with abortion, especially late in pregnancies, but they don't think the solution is to arrest young women for making agonizing personal choices to end their pregnancies."
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Week Slipping By

Woke up at a reasonable hour even though I had no kids at home this morning because a small gray cat was mewling pathetically outside my bedroom door; apparently the knowledge that I was in there and no one else was in the house was too much for her. Ended up doing a reasonable amount of work, some housework (laundry folded to a Dawson's Creek episode I'd never seen before -- second season, all-night study session, apparently the episode where Andie found out about Pacey and Tamara...I am very spotty on the second season. And wow, Jen had gratuitous sex. I don't remember knowing that had happened. Now I'm really curious what the original soundtrack was, must go look it up on Dawson's Creek Music.

Why does it always take so long to get back into a regular sleep rhythm after springing forward? Okay, eating as much as I have this week undoubtedly has not helped. We met my in-laws in Germantown this evening to retrieve our children from them and ate at a very good Middle Eastern restaurant, with very garlicky hummus and wonderful kabobs and mango juice. We also had to stop at the drugstore and they had Cadbury creme eggs, and last year at this time I was eating one of those from a machine in a London tube station...you know, this is undoubtedly a big reason I've been in a cranky mood all of spring break. A year and a half is still a long time to wait to go back.

Probably everyone already saw and squeed that Jason Isaacs will appear on The West Wing but I just had to squee again. And one more squee over Russell Crowe, because Fox put together this wonderful web site to promote the M&C DVD release on April 20th here, and it has some wallpapers that the film's official site didn't have, plus a lot more video clips than I've seen online elsewhere.

Gacked from a couple of people, kept because I'm amused:

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I should not be this tired at 11:15.