April 25th, 2004

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Poem for Sunday

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Note to sailing fans: read the poem. Happy belated birthday shayenne! I am very very behind from having completely collapsed yesterday -- didn't finish work, barely spoke to my in-laws who were supposed to babysit while we were at the party last night, believe I have irrevocably pissed off my cousin who made the party for her sister by cancelling at the last minute but I could hardly hold my head up and there wasn't a thing I could have done about it. I did sleep close to 12 hours and am currently sitting here instead of watching my son's soccer practice out in the pollen great outdoors.

Yesterday we took my older son's friend Omar with us to Maryland Day and discovered that he would rather get tickets to win silly prizes than see science demostrations, so we spent more time in the central fair-type area than looking in the underwater tanks or at the experiments, and we never got to the animals on the working farm at the agricultural school as we usually do. Given my headache this may be just as well, but I will miss seeing them for a year now. We also bailed on the football practice as the kids wanted ice cream and we needed to get home for my in-laws and the party.

Anyway the school was gorgeous, lots of trees in bloom (which I suspect also did not help my headache), and we saw the "Fear The Turtle" race car, and an exhibit on Mars in Hornbake Library where I once taught a class, and some anime...my younger son thinks "Dokkoider" is meant to be pronounced "Dork-lighter" so I now have a mental image of Buzz Lightyear crossed with Sumeba Miyako no Cosmos Sou Suttoko Taisen Dokkoider which is quite amusing. Oh, and the University of Maryland mascot: Collapse )

Since I was out most of the day and out of it all night, I missed the entire draft...am hoping my team didn't make too many silly decisions.

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Sunday Picspam

My head is fuzzy but it is not in pain and I am not nauseous, so today must be considered a much better day than yesterday by any measure. Also, we took my in-laws to Great Falls National Park, probably my favorite place in the entire D.C. area, and it was mid-60s and perfectly gorgeous. We saw Collapse ) and Collapse ) and Collapse )

The azaleas in front of our house are glorious red, pink and white and there are all sorts of nifty white and purple flowers that I can't identify on the trees by the river, which explains why my eyes itch so much. Also, the storms last week apparently knocked a lot of dead wood down, and there was a big natural dam that had the river completely cut off beneath one of the footbridges. Collapse )

More wildlife tomorrow perhaps. Today, one more Civil War reenactment picture, with a goose and the C&O Canal barge in the background.



Here, of course, is where I should have been today -- the March for Women's Lives. But given my high level of claustrophobia even without being post-migraine, I chickened out on dealing with public transportation and sent money to the sponsor organizations instead.