November 24th, 2010

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Poem for Wednesday, Glee, SJA, Aquarium

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I didn't get out much on Tuesday because of all the work I have to get done before Thanksgiving! I did finish my write-up of Next Gen's terrible "Genesis," but I'll post it tomorrow, since I usually post Trek retro reviews on Friday (I missed last week because of Harry Potter and I'll miss this week because of the holiday so I'm posting in the middle -- if nobody reads my review or ever watches this episode again, no big loss). I had loads of laundry to fold, so I put on Away We Go, which I had mistakenly believed was a quirky comedy. (Maya Rudolph's husband has the same name as mine, though not in the film, so I was expecting to identify with her, ha.) It's actually quite serious and sad in parts, though excellent, with great acting and a screenplay full of interesting little surprises. There are some nice comic moments, many of which belong to Allison Janney and Maggie Gyllenhaal as two of the nutty old friends/relatives the main characters meet as they go off in search of an extended family for the baby they're expecting. I highly recommend the movie, but don't blame me if it makes you cry.

Adam had tennis in the late afternoon and we braved horrific traffic to get him there -- it took me 25 minutes to drive perhaps a mile and a quarter from my house and back -- thankfully Paul picked him up so I could take a much-needed walk. We all watched Glee, which I enjoyed in a fairly superficial way. Carol Burnett is always a pleasure to see but was seriously under-used, the Nazi-hunting jokes got old very fast, and Collapse ) Then we watched The Sarah Jane Adventures' "Lost In Time," which was a bit uneven -- fairly tame ghost story, Nazis too stupid to be believed, lovely Lady Jane Grey -- but pleasant, though I'm a little bummed at how much of this season has involved the group not working together so much as each off on their own adventures.

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