October 20th, 2006

little review

Poem for Friday

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Reminder to self: take Advil ahead of time next time expecting to have eyes dilated. I can handle the sting from the drops, but the headache from trying to focus on things my eyes are absolutely incapable of focusing on and from everything seeming too bright for the next couple of hours is really unpleasant. Fortunately it went away with Advil after the fact, and then I had a nice day: lunch with vertigo66 whom I dragged to Lenscrafters so I could order the new glasses that the opthalmologist said I need for reading, which probably explains in part why I get headaches at other times; finding a Happy Feet game for younger son which comes with four plastic penguins based on characters from the movie; getting older son's Maryland School Assessment scores from last year, which were excellent; and writing a couple of Trek articles.

Then I worked with younger son at his school Fun Fair, and it's a good thing the Advil was working because his assigned job was to man one of those things where people swing a hammer to try to make the bell at the top ring, which more of the kids could do than not, so there was lots of loud ringing! And we had Armand's Pizza, which was selling from a truck there, and the kids had make-your-own Pixie Stix which was one of the Fun Fair games, while I came home and had mint chip ice cream.

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In the evening we watched "Wink of an Eye" because I have to review it -- really, other than Kirk putting his boots on after sleeping with the enemy, the only redeeming moment is the one where Spock turns up accelerated and instead of Kirk being all, "Oh no! Spock is in danger!" he gives him a great big grin -- and Shark, which I keep saying I'm going to stop watching but it hasn't actually happened yet...again I had issues with how the issues were presented, Collapse ) But before all that, we watched Smallville, where Oliver is my new imaginary boyfriend and there need to be lots more scenes of him and Lionel snarking at each other very soon. Collapse )

"Professor funded for virtual Shakespeare world." This pleases me, though I can't say why exactly because I'm not going to get to play! At moments like this, I do wish I'd finished my Ph.D. though it always passes because it's not like U of Chicago graduates were landing plum jobs no matter how insane they went trying to finish there during my era. I did meet a woman unexpectedly online who had run into an essay I wrote and it turns out she's a Modernist and interested in Jewish Wiccans and we have all sorts of other things in common...she works ten minutes from where I live so I am planning to meet her next week! Let us hope that the discovery that I write smutty fanfic does not scare her off.