February 18th, 2012

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Poem for Saturday, Windshield Photos, 'Duet'

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We had yet another 50+ degree winter day on Friday, so I walked in the woods when I was not working or writing to various legislators about their respective idiocy and brilliance. I am very glad to live on my side of the Potomac River, as the Virginia assembly has no respect whatsoever for women's lives or health, whereas the Maryland House of Delegates passed the gay marriage bill tonight, meaning that barring unexpected idiocy in the Senate next week, my state will shortly follow Washington in celebrating gay marriages since our governor has already promised to sign it (unlike the jerk in New Jersey).

Adam brought his girlfriend home and we dropped them off to go ice skating and eat dinner out before going to my parents' for dinner. I posted a review of Deep Space Nine's "Duet", possibly the finest hour of television that I have ever seen (certainly the finest of Star Trek). In the evening we watched this week's Nikita (still the most awesome women currently on TV), and for the past couple of hours we've been listening to classical music, hearing about son's ice skating adventures, and reading news. I forgot to crop photos till very late so here are a couple from driving home from New York the weekend before last:


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Poem for Sunday and Great Falls

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We are supposed to get a bit of snow on Sunday, which may be the first honest to goodness winter in the DC area in 2012. We certainly didn't get it on Saturday, when the temperature nearly hit 60 degrees and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. We went to visit my Aunt Shirley at the senior community where she lives -- she is in her 90s and amazing, she was encouraging us to read The Shipping News which she'd been rereading (or rereading, as she has well-thumbed copies of Pride and Prejudice and Silas Marner in her pile too). We waxed nostalgic over her photos and Adam showed her some of the photos he's taken and the things Maddy has knitted for him.

Then we left her to finish her milkshake and went to pick up Maddy, whom we took with us to Great Falls. They went off to take photos and we walked out the the island and along the towpath, then circled around and did it all again to catch up with them. As I said, the weather was gorgeous and we saw Canada geese, herons, turkey vultures, and crows flying around as well as a lot of people out enjoying the afternoon. Because we'd been visiting Aunt Shirley, Paul asked me whether I was going to want to watch Pride and Prejudice, and I could not refuse an opportunity like that, so we watched the first part of the miniseries, and Adam even deigned to sit in the same room while he posted photos!


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