August 20th, 2009


Poem for Thursday

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Wednesday was the last full day my parents had my kids in Virginia with them -- today they went to Jamestown and the waterpark -- so to keep myself from loneliness, I had a lovely afternoon with gblvr. We went to Noodles & Company, then a bunch of stores (mostly browsing -- the only thing I bought was an on-sale pair of off-white Sassari Crocs). I failed in my quest to find the perfect place to keep my necklace cords but I did get to put on electric blue glitter eye shadow. And I got a number one parking spot in front of the suspiciously quiet Whole Foods -- guess that strategy to tell Americans we wouldn't need health care if only we'd spend all our money at Whole Foods (which will miraculously make us thin and fit, even those with congenital conditions and injuries) may have backfired, Mr. Mackey.

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Since we had no boys at home to quote the inappropriate parts, we watched Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, which I haven't seen since college -- I could never stomach the vomit scene on the big screen, and in general the gross factor is too high for my tastes, plus after the brilliance of the seas of high finance at the start of the film, it doesn't have the magnificent political edge of Holy Grail and Life of Brian -- but the good parts are still hysterical (sex ed, marching up and down, the tiger, farewell gifts in wartime). And then Jon Stewart blasting apart Fox News just made my night. Now can someone who understands the Commonwealth far better than I do please explain Turks and Caicos to me?