October 4th, 2005

little review

Poem for Rosh Hashanah

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Am sleepy from a huge New Year meal at my parents' house with two sets of their oldest friends. I admit I thought I might be bored and my kids might as well at a meal where the people over 60 outnumbered us 3-2 and am now completely ashamed of myself, as we all had a completely wonderful evening. One couple are the people with whom we always break the fast, my parents' very old friend Ruth and her partner since the death of her husband; the other couple are people I have not seen in years, who have a daughter my age with whom I carpooled to nursery school, which should tell you how long ago it was!

Did some work and some schlepping today but nothing really worth reporting. apaulled found most of the equipment needed for older son's science project but we cannot find a good old-fashioned mercury thermometer anywhere -- apparently now that everyone knows how dangerous mercury can be to kids, no one sells them, so I can't understand why it's on the list of things his teacher expects them to have for at-home measurements! We need to send a note in to the school. I wrote a fluffy article on a movie for Sci-Fi that Robert Beltran and Chase Masterson are both in; it's called Manticore and is about a US soldier in Iraq who discovers that a Persian aristocrat has summoned an ancient mythical beast to punish the invading Americans and Iraqi collaborators. It sounds like it could be either nightmarishly awful or so bad it's funny.

Useful link courtesy my uncle to my alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania: Banned Books Online. Supreme Court: am too depressed when I think about it, shall pray instead at services. Newt Gingrich possibly running for president: is it very wrong if my reaction is primarily HAHAHAHAHAHA? Shall pray about that too. Maybe miraculously one of our TV presidents will become our actual president and the current administration will become a sitcom. Will take Jed Bartlet, Mackenzie Allen...is David Palmer still the president on 24? I haven't watched in ages. It's so nice that we can have a black president and a woman president in someone's vision of America.

Meme: Chances are, people you don't even know are being introduced to your journal every day, either randomly or through someone else. In addition to recent entries, people can get to know you better by what you posted in the past. With that in mind, post a link to your entries on this day three months ago, six months ago, nine months ago, a year ago, and two years ago. (If there was no entry on that day, link the closest date.)

If you follow the two-year-old link above and come across the Snapeybot, I refuse to be held responsible if you spend all night talking to him. Collapse )