February 18th, 2010


Poem for Thursday and Robins in Snow

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The Westfield Mall California Pizza Kitchen restaurants decided to donate 20 percent of their profits to benefit Haiti on Tuesday and Wednesday, so cidercupcakes and I decided that obviously we needed to go out to lunch. Of course, once we were in the mall to eat, we also had to stop in the Lindt store which is going out of business and selling off its chocolate at 50-75% off. Then we stopped in The Icing, which was also having a big sale, and one wallet and several pairs of earrings later, we finally decided we had better leave the mall before we bought anything else. So we came back here and watched more Avatar: The Last Airbender, including the episode in which George Takei's character says, "Wake up the captain and search this ship!" only to be told that he just threw the captain overboard, to which he replies, "Then wake up someone I haven't thrown overboard and search this ship!"

Paul made Merlot tofu for dinner -- a variation on Marsala chicken -- which was fabulous. We watched the second episode of Henry Louis Gates' Faces of America, then watched the Olympics -- I already knew the outcome before I watched Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso, and I felt badly that so many women had such bad falls, but I was very happy with the results anyway. And Shaun White was fun to watch, even though I know so little about his sport and get so irritated with the announcers that I was recommending they call one of his moves the Whoop-dee-Dooper Loop-dee-Looper Alley-Ooper Bounce. Apparently today was the day that all the local animals decided they'd had enough with snow keeping them from their food sources, because not only did we have a raccoon nosing around on our deck after dark, we had robins eating the berries in the tree out front, the first time I've ever seen robins playing in snow (though my cats were less than amused by both of these development):

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