November 11th, 2007

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Poem for Sunday

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After Daniel got back from Hebrew school, he and Adam decided to go to their friend Omar's house for the afternoon, leaving apaulled and myself free. So we went to see American Gangster, which was so much better than I was expecting...I love pretty much everyone in the cast, especially Russell and Denzel, but I usually hate gangster movies with a passion. I loved this one. It helped that there were two female characters I really appreciated, and not one of the reviews I read had mentioned that Russell's character was Jewish -- I found it far hotter than I should have to see him wearing a Star of David. Collapse )

We picked up pizza after picking up the kids, and then after dinner we found Independence Day on cable. I haven't seen this movie since some time just after 9/11 when it was hard to watch -- New York blasted apart -- and was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it, especially with the kids who never saw it. I am always surprised at how sophisticated their knowledge of politics is; I grew up in the middle of the Watergate era and the end of the Vietnam War and didn't know nearly as much at least until high school. And I love this movie's cast too -- Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, Mary McDonnell, Brent Spiner, Vivica Fox, Harry Connick Jr., Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, Harvey Fierstein, Adam Baldwin! And I don't care if Bill Pullman was the president; a black guy and a Jewish guy saved the world.

Memorial to the Confederate Dead in downtown Portsmouth, Virginia.

We were going to climb Catoctin with my in-laws on Sunday, but apaulled and his mother are both still recovering from the flu, so I'm not sure what we're doing yet. Something outdoors since the weather is supposed to be nice, I hope. Happy Veterans Day/Armistice Day/Remembrance Day if you live someplace that celebrates.
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  • 10:34 Trying to find younger son's mythology book that he lost somewhere in the house. #
  • 17:45 Driving home from American Gangster which was so much more extraordinary than I was expecting! #
  • 22:52 Hee, I forgot how much fun Independence Day is! #
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