June 13th, 2004

little review

Poem for Sunday

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It is currently raining, despite a forecast that said we were done with that for a couple of days, and my son may or may not have a little league playoff game depending on 1) the weather and 2) the scores of yesterday's games, which have not yet been posted to the web site and we can't get his coach on the phone. Meanwhile my parents are apparently still having a fight, because my mother has offered to take the kids or one of the kids or whatever combination we want to see Prisoner of Azkaban with her -- when we saw them Friday my parents were both talking about going to see it this weekend. Am not sure whether, if the older son has baseball, I should take the younger son and go with my mother, or if this will be perceived as getting involved in whatever schtick my parents have going on between them and if I am better off simply making my own plans.

We had gotten my older son a watch as an elementary school graduation present -- not a fancy one, a waterproof digital with a stopwatch, light, etc. that cost less than $25 because our kids' track records for losing watches is impressive. At the same time I went into KB Toys, which had these calculator watches that were originally $10 and were on sale for $5, which I took to mean that they were probably pieces of crap, but I wanted to get my younger son something because I knew the older one was going to get a pile of presents from his grandparents, so I got one of those. In fact it is a piece of crap and we can't get the time set, but all he has talked about all weekend is how he wants to go back and exchange it for one that works -- he talked about this at the ball game and he would rather do this than go to the movies or even play GameCube. But I just know that if we get another of the same watch, it will just break in a couple of days. Should I just ask if he wants a watch like his brother's?

Vid pimpage: ashinae's "Cut Me Loose", to "Amsterdam" by Coldplay. Angsty Frodo/Sam. Duration: 5:19. WMV download, 17.8MB. *sniffles*

Also I believe I have missed the entire month of birthdays thus far! Happy belated to ash_llelo, ealgylden and niciasus, and happy birthday to kathryne_deanna!