October 22nd, 2011


Poem for Saturday and C&O Canal Colors

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Friday was a gorgeous, clear, cool day. Adam had no school due to a county-wide teacher's convention and Paul had taken the day off thinking we were going to meet his parents in College Park for the University of Maryland's Family Weekend, though as it turns out, Daniel had fencing practice for an event this weekend and a concert he was going to see for a class, so we decided that we would have all four grandparents meet us tomorrow after Adam's track competition. Since Paul had the day off anyway, we went instead to Riley's Lock and Pennyfield Lock on the C&O Canal, where the leaves are a lovely mix of green, yellow and brown with some reds and golds mixed in, and where we saw a heron, a snake, and several turtles, though we did not see the ruins of Pennyfield's Inn as we did the last time we visited in 2009, since the house had fallen into such disrepair that it was demolished. We also went to Homestead Farm to visit the animals -- goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, a calf, guinea fowl, ducks -- and pick out a Halloween pumpkin.

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Then we came home so Adam could go to dinner and Footloose with a group of friends while Paul and I had dinner with my parents (we had tried to make plans with the parents of one of Adam's friends, but they were crazy busy with their other children, and my mother made zucchini quiche which was awesome). In between I finished and posted my review of the even more awesome "Past Prologue", which not only gives us a proper introduction to the brilliance that is Kira Nerys and to her friendship with Odo, but throws in the start of the Garak/Bashir flirtation for good measure. Nothing on either of our evening shows, Nikita and Sanctuary, came close, though I do love all the female characters and doubt we'd have any of them on TV if Kira had not paved the way.

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