June 9th, 2007

little review

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Had a day that was frustrating in several ways not worth reiterating. Plus it was Code Orange, headache weather, and my neck is still driving me nuts...at what point is it time to get a second opinion on something as stupid as a small dermatological annoyance? Ah well, it's the kids' last Friday of the school year -- younger son's last Friday ever of elementary school, older son's last Friday ever of middle school -- and they both came home fried, older son because it was the last time the chorus will rehearse before graduation and everyone is sad about the chorus teacher retiring, younger son because it was the fifth grade picnic and while his class won the team competition, they were outdoors in the heat and he got a headache.

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Had power flickers several times as huge thunderstorms with hail passed over us, but managed to write and post a review of TNG's "11001001", which would be a true classic were it not for the Riker/Minuet/Picard inanity that I keep thinking shouldn't annoy me so much, yet it irritates me more the more I think about it. Am delighted the space shuttle took off, couldn't care less about Paris Hilton (though I was kind of expecting Bush to invade Iran today or something while the entire country's media was apparently in California waiting for the all-important judge's decision), glad Surf's Up got good reviews as I will certainly be required to see that this weekend.

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We all watched My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter. Bindi Irwin is very cute and articulate, but I can't help feeling like she's a bit too coached, like some of those little girls you see at dinner theater Annie auditions...I've no doubt that her passion for snakes is real and she's entirely comfortable in front of a camera, but I wish they'd drop the cutesy song and dance about her father who's only been dead a few months and let her talk like a girl instead of a mini-celebrity. And I wish they'd let her acknowledge for all the kids in the audience who know her story that in addition to loving animals, it's okay and sometimes healthy to be scared of them or not to want to get too close if your parents aren't experts like hers.