March 16th, 2009

little review

Poem for Monday

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It was a gray, drizzly day here and older son had a bit of a sore throat, so we stayed close to home. Both kids wanted to go to Toys R Us to download Regigigas, a Pokemon whom I gather will be valuable when Pokemon Platinum is released next weekend (I may have every bit of that information wrong, you'd have to ask Daniel and Adam). We walked to A.C. Moore in the same shopping center to look at table cards; I am still looking for a cute easily printable clip-art penguin, not to mention a DC-area very inexpensive videographer and photographer...anyone know of any? And we stopped at World Market since it was right there, tempting us with Bombay potatoes, vindaloo simmer sauce and imported Easter chocolates that made me very nostalgic for England -- we've been there during Easter twice.

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Speaking of Terrapins...though Maryland lost to Duke in the semifinals of the ACC tournament (grrr), they were given a #10 seed in the NCAA tournament, which is pretty good considering that at the end of the regular season it didn't look at all certain that they'd get into the big show at all. Michigan also got a #10 seed, so I won't have to listen to any gloating from the Wolverine fans in my family, and Georgetown didn't even get into the tournament. Unfortunately, UConn got a top seed despite losing that massively long overtime game last week, meaning I will have to hear about it from my in-laws when they get back from California (where Cal State Northridge got into the tournament too, which pleases me since I've been there). I shall follow my usual pattern and root not so much for Pittsburgh, but against North Carolina, to win it all!

I was having an urge to watch Dangerous Liaisons -- I blame Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman collectively -- so that was my evening entertainment. It was as terrific as ever, though I will never stop wondering what Alan Rickman would have been like playing Valmont with the rest of that cast (it would have been too utterly preposterous that the Marquise would have been sleeping with Keanu Reeves). I'm sorry to hear that Ron Silver has died; he may have said some idiotic things politically in the past few years, but he did some terrific work onstage, on film and on television -- I was lucky enough to see him all three places I may need to watch Enemies: A Love Story again next -- hey, it has Anjelica Huston, too.