April 24th, 2004

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It's Tomorrow Already

Another relatively uneventful day: wrote long-ass article on Viacom first quarter profits and various other bits for work, cleaned up some stuff, talked to some people I hadn't talked to in ages. Sons had loud friend over after school. Had plans to go over to parents for dinner tonight, mother called and said they wanted to bring in Chinese was that all right, we said great, then she called back and said, how would you all like to watch Master and Commander since we haven't seen it yet? On the big plasma screen on the living room wall with the fantastic stereo? Um, HELL YES!

So, for the first time since the last time I saw the movie in the theater, I have seen it as it was meant to be seen in all its glory! Every time I watch that movie I fall in love with a different expression of Jack's...this time it was the look on his face during the weevils scene, when usually I am watching Stephen's delicious intense concentration, and am not fully focused on Jack's impish suppressed grin. Stephen obviously knows that he's going to be sorry if he answers the question, but he plays along anyway because it's Jack, which I love too...

Meme via chrismm: If you have a domain, what is it and why did you name it what you did? Mine's littlereview.com, named for The Little Review, Margaret Anderson's groundbreaking journal of arts and letters, founded in Chicago in 1914. I wrote an undergraduate thesis on Anderson.

Every once in awhile, someone makes me suffer unexpected Death by Orlando Bloom. This time it's eiluned. It's funny -- I don't tend to suffer death by Sean Bean because I always expect him to be knee-weakeningly gorgeous, but I don't think of myself as all that attracted to Orlando so when I am, it hits me much harder.

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Poem for Saturday

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I was thinking about Elizabeth I yesterday because of Shakespeare -- there's a Shakespeare birthday party at the Folger this weekend, and I would love to go and bring my kids, but if I were going downtown, it would be to the march. And claustrophobia prevents me from dealing with the Metro to get downtown, and there is going to be nowhere to park within four miles. I wish I could send a cardboard standee to march for me...I paid my Planned Parenthood and ACLU dues this month, is that doing enough?

Meme from fileg: Leave a comment with a random fact, or a passage from your favorite book, or a favorite poem, or song lyrics, or picture, or quote or even a special memory of yours. Once you've done that then copy and paste this in your own LJ. I left her Beth Nielsen Chapman because for some reason I was in that sort of mood, even though I'm reasonably content.

Today we are going to Maryland Day at the University of Maryland. I haven't been to campus since Maryland Day last year so this ought to be fun. Tonight we are going to an extended family birthday party that I am SO not in the mood for and we've been left out of the loop on the group present but what the hell, it's family. Am urgently trying to fit penguingal in between kids' sporting events and meeting up with parents to go to the party!

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UMD Flowers



Went here with kids. Had lovely day but there was lots of pollen and bright sunshine and I now have Migraine From Hell and am going to curl up miserably. More tomorrow.