May 27th, 2006

little review

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The Shakespeare is because my older son is reading A Midsummer Night's Dream in school, so we watched the Michael Hoffman film...because with Kevin Kline, Rupert Everett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, David Strathairn, Anna Friel, Bernard Hill, Sam Rockwell, and naked Dominic West and Christian Bale, plus cinematography that makes reference to many famous Pre-Raphaelite and Neoclassical paintings, what's not to like, even if it does have Calista Flockhart struggling to make her dialogue sound natural? It was a pretty quiet day; wrote reviews of The Da Vinci Code for GMR and "By Any Other Name" for TrekToday, had a long conversation with my mistress slave mamadracula, had dinner with my parents at Amici Miei (excellent salmon ravioli). Got a whole pile of brochures on travel in Wales and now can't decide whether I want to go to Paris or southwest Britain next spring. Does anyone have any United frequent flyer miles they no longer want/need? *g*

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Test scores are in: Northeast still has dumbest drivers! DC finished second to last in the nation! "Approximately one in three drivers said they usually do not stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. At least one out of five drivers did not know that pedestrians in a crosswalk have the right of way." Well, I could have told them that this is true in DC, but sheesh, I was hoping that maybe people were just jerks and not entirely ignorant! Graar!

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Saturday an old friend from both college and grad school is in town from Chicago so we are all taking our kids to the Spy Museum! Will not be around much!