November 20th, 2008

little review

Poem for Thursday

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I had a lovely afternoon with cidercupcakes and her mom, whom I have not seen since she left for Australia two years ago! We went out to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory because we wanted to make sure we could get good desserts, but then we got too full for dessert eating soup and chili and noodles and things, and we ended up taking the cheesecake to go. Then we came back to my house and they introduced me to Arrested Development, which I had never seen -- I had a brief moment of trauma when I realized that one of the three executive producers was someone with whom I went to elementary school, but I haven't seen him or spoken to him since before college, so it's not really possible for me to connect anything he produces with anything I remember about him, anyway. We all agreed that Angela Petrelli should be way more like Lucille Bluth.

Many of my friends obviously know my family, because several people sent me a link to this article (or the Yahoo version) about a newly discovered penguin species hunted to extinction in New Zealand about 500 years ago and how the very threatened yellow-eyed penguin probably replaced its habitat. And speaking of nature education, I got a belated comment in my blog from rattlerjen, a.k.a. Jennifer of Reptiles Alive, who had seen my photos of her and various animals at Rock Creek Park Day a few weeks ago.

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TV was great this evening -- first this week's Sarah Jane Adventures, the first half of a sequel to an episode from last season, touching on themes from my very favorite new Who episode, Father's Day, and giving us new backstory on Sarah Clyde had fabulous lines, which always pleases me. Collapse ) Then we watched Pushing Daisies, which made me very happy by having lots of Lily and Vivian Charles, even though I'm sad that they're estranged sisters this season instead of euphemistic sisters. Collapse )