January 13th, 2007

little review

Poem for Saturday

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I had a pretty good morning reviewing "The Way To Eden", which I had assumed until I watched it again would be getting a terrible review; it's still not a good episode, but once one gets past the costumes and singing, the acting isn't bad and it tries hard to engage big issues, even if it doesn't quite manage it. No hate mail yet, which probably just means that the fanboys aren't reading me after last week!

I had a dreadful afternoon due to a problem with one of my sons' teachers that still makes me so mad even thinking about it that I'm just not going to. Lalalalalalala. Can't do a damn thing till Tuesday anyway...not that that will make me any less stressed out over the weekend, in all probability, but I'm blaming the time of month. Had dinner with my parents which was very good. Came home and did some reading on tehines -- non-liturgical Jewish prayers written in the vernacular, often Yiddish, particularly associated with women because women were not (and in certain communities still are not) encouraged to engage in midrash. Committed acts of Great Wrongness with dementordelta which would surely earn us extra years in purgatory if we believed in purgatory.

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I saw that Steve Irwin's last special is going to air this month. That's going to be hard to watch. There was other stuff besides the adorable baby panda in Atlanta but my head is too fuzzy now to remember what. Hope everyone in the US has a nice long weekend!