July 4th, 2004

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Sailabrate Good Times

Have had a very lovely day in Baltimore, despite being sunburned -- my own stupid fault for not putting enough sunblock on either myself or my children -- and somewhat exhausted from the heat. There are six tall ships on display in addition to the Constellation and the Pride of Baltimore II -- the former a permanent fixture, the latter frequently in port next to it -- and we visited four of them (the other two being docked at Fells Point across the harbor).

Because it was so hot and the kids were so fried, we also went to Port Discovery for awhile, a children's museum that has a mixture of science and fun climbing stuff. We'd been thinking that they were getting too old for us to bother to renew that membership -- we also belong to the National Aquarium, the Constellation and the Maryland Science Center, so we have plenty to do in Baltimore even when there's not a festival going on -- but it's nice to have a place for them to go blow off steam when we're around that part of the harbor.

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Keeping in theme, I read Treason's Harbour on the way to and from Baltimore, then came home and collapsed for awhile and watched the second Hornblower movie, which was wonderful. More tomorrow as I can no longer keep my eyes open.
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Poem for Sunday

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Gacked from tyellas, for witches, a simple spell:
1. Open a new file in your PC.
2. Name it "the destructive policies of George W. Bush."
3. Drag it to the trash.
4. Empty the trash.
5. Your PC will ask you: "Do you really want to get rid of the destructive policies of George W. Bush?"
6. Answer calmly "Yes" and click the mouse button firmly.
Perhaps one could add significant ingredients to the file before deleting it, such as war footage, or Dubbya looking confused, or an asinine quote of his.

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Shall try to answer backlogged comments while out of town. GIP made from a button that was a gift from gblvr:

Have to cut back to fifteen. I only regularly use twenty -- the question is which M&C icons I absolutely need.

We're off in a little while to Hanover. I'm still not sure where we're watching fireworks tonight. It's drizzling here so hopefully that will end by evening...and cool things off a little. Happy Independence Day.