August 21st, 2011

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Poem for Sunday, Animals, Logan's Run

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Saturday was a chore day -- we had stuff to do in the house in the morning and took the kids out for their least favorite activity, clothes shopping, after lunch. Daniel knows he needs clothes for college but tried to insist that he can wear sweatshirts and his (three fitting) pairs of sweatpants every day; we abused him by forcing him to try on other pants, and Adam got some sweatpants too. Then we stopped to get Adam painting supplies (which I think cost more than the painting class) and kitty litter.

At dinner (veggie lasagna, which Daniel did not love) we realized that our kids had never seen Logan's Run, so we spent the evening watching that (no point in watching the Nationals, who did not score a single run against Philadelphia). Given that it's older than Star Wars, it holds up extremely well, even the special effects -- the carousel is still entirely creepy and though the women's roles could be stronger, it has many elements that have been swiped by every sci-fi show I've watched in the years since it was made. More county fair animals:


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