August 20th, 2011


Poem for Saturday and Fair Rides

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I had a lot of work to do on Friday and had endless interruptions, which should not have been distracting as they were but it seemed like the phone did not stop ringing and people kept knocking at the door. Adam left the house before I was even out of bed to go run with the cross country team at the park; I now suspect that our local park has a particularly virulent strain of bees (or I suppose yellow jackets since they seem to live in rotting wood) because Adam and most of the team got stung not far from where I got stung a couple of weeks ago. My father is very allergic to bee and yellow jacket stings so I am very grateful neither of us seems to have inherited that. By the time I picked him up, he was fine.

Eventually I did finish my review of the animated Star Trek episode "Bem", though I didn't finish any other articles. But speaking of Star Trek: Collapse ) We had dinner with my parents, where my father put on the Redskins-Colts game (which the Redskins surprisingly won) though when we came home we watched a bit of the Ravens-Chiefs game (which the Ravens also won) before Torchwood. Now we are watching the delayed Nationals-Phillies game, which was interrupted by the rain that blew through this area, largely missing my neighborhood this time but causing flooding nearby. Here are some photos of fun at the county fair in the carnival and exhibitor areas instead of the animals:

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