September 13th, 2010

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Poem for Monday and South Mountain Animals

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Adam went to volunteer in my mother's classroom for the first day of Hebrew school this rainy Sunday morning. We were hoping the rain would be finished by the time he got home so we could go hiking at Huntley Meadows or something -- it was also the last day our pool was open for the season -- but it hadn't, so after lunch we went to see Inception, which Adam had seen but the rest of us had not. I thought it was one of the most creative movies I've ever seen and that it was visually remarkable, but I didn't adore it, which I blame on Christopher Nolan issues; maybe getting in the mood for it from watching Memento wasn't wise. Collapse )

We stopped to get me new headphones for my MP3 player at Target -- yes, I know I'm supposed to be boycotting, but I have been to six other stores (though not Wal-Mart which I've been boycotting dutifully for years), and Target's the only one that carries the super-lightweight over-the-ear headphones that neither have buds that stick into your ears nor a band that goes over or behind the head. While I was there, I found Target's 2010 Halloween Barbie, a witch in pink and black, and I bought her to go with a decade of other Target Halloween Barbies -- hey, Barbie has more career choices than women in Christopher Nolan movies, and Mattel made a Rosie O'Donnell Barbie, so it's not like Barbie is homophobic.

Paul made garam masala lentils with eggplant for dinner. We started watching the Cowboys-Redskins game since everyone we know in the region is watching it, but Daniel begged to watch Monty Python, and who am I to deny him Self-Defence Against Fresh Fruit? When we put the game back on, Washington was up 10-0, but they tried very hard to lose until the Cowboys blew it on a holding call that brought back a touchdown on the last play of the game.

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