February 19th, 2010

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Poem for Friday and Testudo

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Don't judge me too harshly but I spent another afternoon in the mall -- this time with perkypaduan, whom I hadn't seen in weeks because of the snow, who was in the neighborhood and suggested that we really needed to check out the Hot Topic Alice in Wonderland merchandise together -- it's all a lot of fun but I have the same concern I expressed to cidercupcakes the day before, namely that it's hard to tell whether Alice will be more than a token character in her own story while Tim Burton indulges his love affairs with Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp. (Superpoke Pets this morning had Wonderland backgrounds and plushies, yay!) While we were in Old Navy, my mom texted to tell me she was going to the mall, so after perkypaduan left, I met my mom and we went to a bunch of stores. I suppose this proves that after a week of being cooped up due to snow, even the mall seems exciting as long as one is there hanging out with people!

Our evening was spent watching the Olympics, mostly the men's long program, which made me hate both the NBC announcers and the scoring system anew...Patrick Chan would have been my favorite skater in the competition if he hadn't tried jumps he just couldn't land, the German guy looked too tired to stand, the Chinese guy who skated the Charlie Chaplin program was a delight and I'm sorry he didn't finish higher, though I also thought that again, Weir's scores were much too low. I am very happy for Evan Lysacek -- I loved the snakes on his costume, after growing up with lightning bolts, hee -- and I'm also glad Plushenko skated well, I prefer to have my favorite win rather than the person I'm not rooting for blow it. Here are some more photos from the University of Maryland's Junior Visit Day, mostly of the school mascot and the snow:

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