May 20th, 2009

green little review

Poem for Wednesday

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Adam had his first full Bar Mitzvah rehearsal in the sanctuary this afternoon. Traffic was terrible getting downtown, but the rehearsal itself went very well; he knows his Torah portion and Haftarah well, he knows the prayers he needs to lead the congregation, and though his speech needs a lot of work, he's further along than the girl whose Bat Mitzvah will be at the same service. (She's a full head taller than him, which isn't unusual among 13-year-olds, although older son had a very petite B'nai Mitzvah partner.) Daniel meanwhile had a good day because FedEx delivered the new laptop that he ordered with some of his Bar Mitzvah money -- he hadn't spent any of it since the event three years ago. He has some big Super Mario Bros. picture on his desktop already.

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After dinner I showed the family the fifth episode of the second season of Slings & Arrows -- the one where Richard finds out about Sanjay, and tells Geoffrey he wants garbage. *g* (And, I mean, lots and lots of other great things happen, but those scenes are so hilarious that they overshadow even Macbeth.) I greet with profoundly mixed feelings the news that ABC has decided to put Eastwood on its fall schedule; as much as I love the idea of Paul Gross playing the devil, that's how much I despised the movie version and I couldn't even read the book, it was so mired in stereotypes about women. I'm hoping they've done some major changes but the series descriptions are not entirely promising. I mean, Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer all in one movie, and I can't even sit through it.

A friend told me about the Mars Chocolate Relief Act. I don't know whether to thank her or make her find me a free personal trainer, too. *g*