March 4th, 2011

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Poem for Friday, Longwood, Never Let Me Go

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I had my van back and got out of the house on Thursday! Not that I did anything that exciting, since my lunch date, postponed from Wednesday, had a sick child we had to postpone again. I went to Tiara Galleries to get one of the new $16 canvas Vera Bradley pocket wallets, I went to Bath & Body Works to pick up the March Thursday freebie (candles, yay -- I got vanilla coconut and island margarita), I got an egg and cheese omelet -- then I came home to get work done. Plus I saw a deer in the woods while I was out walking.

Paul made me very happy by making peanut soup for dinner, then since Nikita was a rerun we watched Never Let Me Go. It's a very pretty film, well-acted, but it has all the flaws of the novel, and in some ways they're more obvious on film because we've seen a whole range of movies on the same theme from the sublime to the ridiculous(ly fun). The scenario is so phony that the characters seem phony, and I can't take their emotions seriously enough to feel for them -- Collapse ) Some random Longwood Gardens photos while I watch Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert's ice cream grudge match:


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