November 17th, 2008

little review

Poem for Monday

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I am grouchy. I didn't sleep well (too many people and cats snoring in a room that was too warm) and I had to get up early for the Hebrew school wax museum show, in which all the students in younger son's grade dress up as important figures in Jewish history. Getting into the car, I managed to slam the car door on my purse, smashing both my phone and my little Nikon, both of which were damaged beyond repair. The wax museum was entertaining but I didn't really get to enjoy it, being too stressed out about having to call the phone insurance people (who could not have been quicker or more helpful, at least), then hunting for camera prices and concluding that if I want that superzoom for my birthday, I can't drop $100+ to replace the L12. Woe.

I borrowed my old Coolpix camera from my son, who inherited it when I got the L12, and we went to Meadowside to hike. Last fall when we went, the creek was nearly dry; this fall it's quite high, with rapids in several places, and because so many leaves have fallen in the past week, the water looks like tea. The nature center was closed because it was Sunday, but we saw the injured raptors that live in the outdoor cages -- several owls, hawks, a vulture and a bald eagle. apaulled made calzone for dinner, we all watched The Simpsons, and those of us still awake have just finished witnessing the Redskins play embarrassingly mediocre football against Dallas. Sigh. At least I got to end the day with Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II.

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