October 19th, 2010

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Poem for Tuesday, Alpacas, Revolutionary Road

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It was an uneventful Monday except for chores, which I'm sure you don't want to hear about. Well, emptying the dishwasher was a bit exciting because something seems to be partially blocking the filter at the bottom, but I don't want to think about that. My laundry-folding movie for the week was Revolutionary Road, which has very good performances by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, but otherwise...just remind me next time that if a movie's summary begins, "A couple's crumbling marriage..." then I don't want to watch it no matter how good it's supposed to be! Also, I am so sick of Collapse )

Daniel has been working on college essays, which I have been trying to advise him about without advising him to death -- he's supposed to meet with his English teacher about them later in the week. We had homemade chili for dinner, which was awesome, then watched the director's cut of Robin Hood, which has its flaws but is still hugely enjoyable -- great cast (except Eleanor of Aquitaine), great music, beautiful cinematography (except for the too-long choppy fight sequences), entertaining take on the story (I like that he gets to be both Sir Robert Loxley and Robin Longstride, though the fact that he and Marion have the same style on horseback, fighting with staffs, and dancing just makes no sense). The Yankees always seem to play worse when we don't watch them, so since they were losing every time we put the game on, we kept switching back to Monday Night Football and other things! Here are some of the residents of Whispering Meadows Farm, which is primarily an alpaca farm, but as you'll see they also have other animals. Adam took the fabulous second photo with my camera.

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