February 13th, 2007

little review

Poem for Tuesday

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Quiet chilly Monday, I mostly stayed home, though I had to get dressed properly to put my parents' trash cans back in their garage after the garbage pickup since they weren't there and at that point I figured I might as well stay dressed instead of putting on my fuzzy pants all day. Thus I do not have a great deal to report. Did some reading, ate some leftover lo mein, cleared off some of the pile on the dining room table.

Watched Heroes and Rome as a bit of snow fell, though we're supposed to get more tomorrow. "Run!" was a perfectly respectable episode but there was no single moment that really grabbed me, except the funny ones: Collapse ) Rome was a lot less violent this week, fortunately, because I was reaching the point where I wanted to leave the room regularly and it's not character development to show me who's willing to beat who to a bloody pulp! I like the verbal machinations so much better anyway: Cicero making the bed he's going to have to die in, Octavia spending too much time on escapism and not enough asserting her position like her mother does, Atia taking one look at her strapping boy and deciding to play the game differently! No matter what she and Servilia do to each other, I like her so much! Collapse )

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In the wake of our on-and-off raccoon problems, I was very amused to read about Caddyshack raccoon problems at the MacDill Air Force Base golf course, where the critters have been stealing not only junk food but watches, car keys and wallets. In more serious scientific news, the Spitzer Space Telescope team released an infrared image of the Helix Nebula sometimes known as the eye of God or the eye of Sauron. Gorgeous photos and a mystery about all the dust in the nebula, possibly from comets that don't realize their sun is gone.