March 6th, 2006

little review

Poem for Monday

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Early Sunday we went to Croydon Creek Park in Rockville, behind the climbing gym where my kids have had birthday parties. We had never gone hiking there and were pleased to find a rather steep trail down to the creek, then through the woods and up along the field past the mansion there. There is also a nature center with a number of varieties of turtle, snake, frog, toad, fish and an injured screech owl, where younger son got very attached to a turtle that seems to be imprinted upon humans and was following his finger around the tank.

We came home early so they would have time to play with their friends before dinner with my parents and uncle, but younger son's best friend had gone out for the afternoon, so he could not have a penguin party with their combined stuffed animals (he acquired a new penguin at the zoo in Baltimore yesterday and wanted to show it off). Speaking of which, here are penguin photos because I haven't even taken the park photos off my SD card yet, having been too busy with dinner, kids and Oscars!


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Dinner was very good -- barbecue chicken, Thai noodles -- and then it was That Time. Collapse ) And now I am going to bed as I have a ton of work to do in the morning!
little review

Dear South Dakota,

Please secede from the Union and take your antiabortion law with you. Since all the women within your borders are still US citizens, they can get out of Jesusland while there is still time to live in a country where they are treated as human beings rather than breeding animals.

This is the text of the bill that the governor signed into law. Because if the state legislature says that you're a slave, not a person, who is the governor to argue?