May 5th, 2009

little review

Poem for Tuesday

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I had a fairly domestic Monday. Daniel had the NSL Government advanced placement exam in the morning and the kids were not expected back at school after the test -- we were encouraged to pick them up at the testing site, a church near the school -- so I had him with me before lunch. We went to Bagel City for lunch, as much to get bagels for breakfast for the rest of the week as because he was starving. Then we came home so he could study for the computer science exam and I took Adam to tennis after school. In the evening we all watched a couple of episodes from the first season of Slings & Arrows -- I'd already watched them with dementordelta but I thought Paul would appreciate the show and both kids watched, particularly the parts where there's lots of off-color language and bad behavior.


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I am already so sick of hearing about the new Star Trek film that I could throw up -- I've been slowly giving away my books, my posters, all the crap that reminds me that Star Trek has been little more than a moneymaking juggernaut for a long, long time now (if you want books, you can have them, the only caveat is that you have to come get them as I loathe dealing with the post office). The Onion feature "Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable'" made me howl, for the wrong reasons -- I wish there were Trekkies willing to come forward with objections! But everyone I know who's seen the film is in the celebritrek industry, and you don't get invited to conventions or on cruises by voicing your displeasure with the Trek of the future. I'm so glad my only connection these days is with Next Gen.