October 6th, 2008

little review

Poem for Monday

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Did I mention that the theme of the Bat Mitzvah that my family attended on Saturday night was M&Ms? Well, it was, and there were huge vases full of M&Ms on the tables, and an "M&M bar" with plain, peanut, peanut butter, etc. M&Ms in giant jars with fill-your-own bags, and later make-your-own-sundaes with M&M toppings...in short, my kids probably ate 1000 M&Ms each. So I should not have been surprised when Daniel woke up with an upset stomach, thus throwing our plans for the day into disarray -- we'd been planning to go downtown, then to the Melting Pot to do more pre-Bar Mitzvah research of our own.

Instead we stayed home till the end of the first quarter of the Redskins game, since Adam needed to watch 15 minutes of football for his P.E. class -- I never got P.E. homework! As is typical when we are actually watching the Redskins this season, they promptly dropped 14 points to the Eagles. So we did the smart thing -- we stopped watching! We went hiking at Cabin John and stopped at the card store and the food store, and didn't even put the game on the radio till we were on the way home. And lo, the Redskins pulled out the game! By then older son was feeling better, so it was a successful afternoon.

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We were going to watch Jurassic Park because we hadn't seen it in ages, but then younger son remembered that he'd forgotten to practice the violin all weekend, and by the time he finished that and everyone had taken showers, it was late. Instead Paul and I watched I Am Legend, which I enjoyed more than I'd been expecting. I'd been told that it was both very bleak and somewhat horror-movie-ish, both of which are fair criticisms, but Will Smith is really terrific and his dog should get a nomination for best performance by an animal. Collapse )

My lovely husband bought me the CVS Halloween Barbie! And I really hope it's true that Patrick Stewart may be on Doctor Who! And I got Crazy Glue all over my fingers trying to recycle a refrigerator magnet and glue it onto the back of something else, so next time please remind me to get the stick-on stuff and spare my poor abused hand from a potentially exploding tube!