March 7th, 2011

green little review

Poem for Monday, Arboretum, Les Miz

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It rained and rained and rained on Sunday, causing road closures all over the state and flood watches that turned into warnings toward evening when Rock Creek approached flood stage -- it's expected to jump its banks shortly and cause problems for the houses and streets around it. We'd been hoping to go to Great Falls to see the swollen Potomac River after Adam got finished volunteering at Hebrew school -- Daniel was at robotics again for most of the day -- but it was raining so hard by the time we retrieved Adam from my parents that we knew it was hopeless, so instead we went shopping and took care of a few chores, then went to get Daniel.

Since we ate our leftover pizza for lunch, Paul made pancakes for dinner, then we spent four hours watching the Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert on PBS...actually, two and a half hours watching the concert and an hour and a half dealing with pledge drive breaks, but it was worth it because the cast is terrific (whichever Jonas brother played Marius wasn't all that impressive, but he can carry a tune, which was not true of several people in the 10th anniversary revival). Lea Salonga is a lovely Fantine and the real treat was getting to see Colm Wilkinson -- whose voice remains wonderful -- singing "Bring Him Home" at the end.

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