November 19th, 2011

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Poem for Saturday and Happy Penguins

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I had a very nice Friday. Paul worked from home since the minivan was at the shop for its seasonal checkup (needed new brake pads and things like that), so we had lunch together. I posted a review of "Q-less", neither Deep Space Nine's nor Q's finest moment, and started work on the dreaded holiday card list -- I shall have to put up a LiveJournal post for addresses from online friends to see what has changed since last year.

In the afternoon, we picked up the van, then picked up Adam and four friends to drive to the restaurants at Washingtonian and Happy Feet 2, which we saw in the same theater though we were forbidden to sit near them. I loved the movie. Like the first one, it has a pretty thin plot about parent-child expectations, and some African penguins have emigrated to Antarctica, but it also has some gorgeous animation of the glories of Earth and the universe, and its theme is about the interconnectedness of life and the dangers of global warming. Plus the music is delightful, and Brad Pitt and Matt Damon play krill in a bromance.

We got home late after dinner at Tara Thai and dropping off Adam's friends, so here is a photo of little blue penguins at the New England Aquarium in 2010: