February 5th, 2010

little review

Poem for Friday and Native American Art

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I spent an awesome few hours with cidercupcakes, who came over for lunch and brought Avatar: The Last Airbender, about which you are all in big trouble for not telling me that Jason Isaacs played the voice of the first season villain. Having been subjected to many, many years of Pokemon and Digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh movies, I am skeptical of kid-oriented anime in general, and American-made anime just sounded scary, but it has delightful characters, especially the women, and so many moments when one can quote LOTR, Harry Potter and Star Wars that it's just pure fun. I can't decide whether the main trio reminds me more of Harry, Ron and Hermione or Ash, Brock and Misty, but I like them a lot, especially since Katara gets to do more cool stuff than the other girls. And there are flying bison and seals with turtle shells and magical carp and mouse-eared lemurs, and Sokka has to learn to fight in woman warrior's garb. So it's really all good.

The rest of my day was spent preparing for the snowpocalypse, which is supposed to arrive late morning tomorrow and bury us under two feet of snow by Saturday night. I wanted to get some packages to the post office beforehand, and both kids ended up staying late at school -- Daniel for robotics, Adam to make up a math quiz. Hopefully we have enough milk, toilet paper, hummus, cheese, etc. to survive -- Paul helpfully bought lots of junk food in case we can't get out of the neighborhood to go to the Super Bowl party, though we made it despite a big snowstorm a couple of years ago, so hopefully the fact that we now have more food in the house than is reasonable will keep the snow under control, like washing the car to try to make it rain. Both kids brought home excellent report cards and we spent a lot of the evening talking about schedules for next year, plus college stuff, when we weren't watching the Trek episode I need to review tomorrow (evil alien story "Schisms"). They only just went to bed so I am disorganized and hoping they have school at least for a couple of hours before the storm arrives. Since there will likely be snow photos over the weekend, here are some pictures of my in-laws' collection of Native American art from their travels in the southwest:

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