June 13th, 2011

jewitch

Poem for Monday, Brookside Butterflies, Tony Awards

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This is going to be a quickie because Daniel is graduating from high school in the morning and we all have to get up early and be organized for the ceremony downtown. We had a quiet Sunday morning, and after lunch we took the kids plus Adam's friend Daniel to Brookside Gardens to the annual Wings of Fancy butterfly show. It was hotter than Saturday, in the 90s, and absolutely sweltering in the greenhouses, but it wasn't very crowded because of the heat, and we got to see many caterpillars, butterflies, and flowers, plus we walked a bit in the gardens outside and saw lots of turtles swimming to stay cool. Here are some of the butterflies, more photos later in the week:


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I'm sure you all have noticed that I haven't cared who won the NBA championship, so I wasn't watching Dallas; I was, of course, watching the Tony Awards. The big winner of the night in any event was Neil Patrick Harris, whose awesomeness knows no bounds, from the opening number ("There's no sodomy required") to the duet with Hugh Jackman to the Sondheim celebrity guest number -- they should sign him as permanent host, insist that all actor speeches must be shorter than 60 seconds and let NPH fill the extra time with more delightful numbers.

There were a couple of sad, nostalgic moments for me -- it's weird when "It's Raining Men" qualifies as a sad, nostalgic moment, but that's how old I am, and seeing Romulus Linney, who was Paul's and my teacher in college, in the farewell montage. I was rooting for John Larroquette even though I didn't see How To Succeed In Business... because I adored him on Boston Legal (Daniel Radcliffe's singing and dancing looked fine to me -- particularly compared to the terrible Spider-Man number, THAT was the best they could come up with for the Tony Awards?), and I otherwise had no opinions on who should win, though I did dance a little Collapse ) If anyone didn't catch it, Amazon.com has The Book Of Mormon for download for $1.99 in honor of the awards, so go grab it if you want it!