September 18th, 2010


Poem for Yom Kippur and Renfaire Market

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Most of my Friday involved writing a review of Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Inheritance", an episode I absolutely love until the final five minutes, when it gets so thoroughly ruined that I can't even remember the things I really loved about it when I think about the story. So the review is exceedingly negative, but I still think people should watch the episode, just turn it off before the end or assume the ending is alternate canon or something. I had to get chores, exercising, etc. done early because I knew we were going to my parents' early for dinner, since they were going to Kol Nidre services tonight. We're observing Yom Kippur more domestically, by which I mean not waiting in a packed entry hallway to be allowed into the sanctuary for the afternoon service and contemplating goddesses I could be worshipping in the woods.

We got an emergency phone call from Rose on the way home to watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report reruns -- I figured the kids had to see them announcing their "competing" rallys and snarking at each other -- asking us if we could please babysit Peeper overnight because her cat is very sick with a respiratory infection and has to go back to the vet at the crack of dawn. So we are birdie-sitting this evening, which has the cats extremely irritated -- mostly because they are locked out of Adam's room, where the bird is currently sleeping with his cage covered by a sheet. Now we'll find out how noisy he really is when the sun comes up. Daniel wanted to watch Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part I, so we did, though the Rome sequence still drags on way too long and the French Revolution sequence seems really dated and not in a period-piece way...that film doesn't hold up nearly as well as High Anxiety, Young Frankenstein, and the utterly politically incorrect Blazing Saddles.

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