January 4th, 2009

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Poem for Sunday

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Daniel's robotics season began this morning, with a meeting at the corporate office of one of the companies sponsoring the school's team for a video conference with the national organizers outlining this year's requirements. The team spent the rest of the afternoon discussing their plan for the next six weeks while the sponsors brought in pizza. He'll do the same on Sunday and every weekend except during finals for the next several weeks. Meanwhile, the rest of us contemplated going downtown, but upon realizing that Georgetown was playing at the Verizon Center right near the museums we wanted to visit, we decided instead to take care of chores closer to home. So we went to Trader Joe's, to buy a bench for the new keyboard, and here to buy pirate cards:


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I got an e-mail from a friend in the UK pretty much the moment the eleventh Doctor was announced, before the BBC had updated their page, and my immediate reaction was: 26? Urgh. Collapse ) In an effort to rev up my enthusiasm, we put on The Ruby in the Smoke, which we'd recorded when it was on PBS but weren't home when it aired so we hadn't watched before. I enjoyed it a lot...but I must confess, I primarily enjoyed Billie Piper and Julie Walters! Collapse ) Ah well, the cinematography was quite enjoyable -- I loved the dirty river scenes in contrast with the seaside. And the Cardinals beat the Falcons, and the Chargers beat the Colts, so it was a good sports day, too.