June 10th, 2013

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Poem for Monday and Maryland Science Center

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Our Maryland Science Center membership expires in a couple of weeks and our kids have pretty much outgrown it, so we decided to go spend one last day there. We went to our favorite places -- the crabs on the top floor with views of Baltimore's harbor, the dinosaurs on the first floor, the space section where we watched a feature on cosmic disasters, the visiting Sherlock Holmes deductive reasoning exhibit. Here are a few photos:


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After dinner we watched the Tony Awards, though we haven't seen any of the shows and given how many involve shrill kids, I'm not sorry -- not even Jane Lynch could make me want to see the Annie revival. (Some of the live singing was so off-key that it left my mystified where all the Russell Crowe hate came from -- he's way better than that woman from Matilda). My favorite moment was at the beginning, when Neil Patrick Harris said, "Can I have my Tom Hooper Les Mis close-up?"

Even when I haven't seen any of the shows, there are always some great moments -- Judith Light, Cicely Tyson (whose dress should win an award too), Kinky Boots and the actor from it who won, The Phantom of the Opera, Cyndi Lauper's understated "True Colors" during the memorial montage, women winning two directing categories, men thanking their husbands.