October 2nd, 2013


Poem for Wednesday and Barely Balanced

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I got quite a bit of work done on the first day of the government shutdown, largely because I don't work for the government and didn't leave the house till nearly dinnertime. Many of my friends did not have good days despite lovely weather in the DC area -- they were dealing with being furloughed and worrying about money and in one case canceling a trip from California to DC to visit a child who works for a currently-closed government agency (they've never been to DC so they were looking forward to visiting the zoo, Smithsonian, Archives, etc.).

We had dinner with artemis_prime and her husband at Lebanese Taverna, which was delightful both in terms of the food and the company -- we chatted a lot about action movies, Sondheim, and craziness in childrearing, and stayed away from depressing things like politics and the fact that she is currently out of work due to the government shutdown. Then we came home and watched Agents of SHIELD, which again was fine but isn't grabbing me the way Sleepy Hollow is, and the baseball playoffs. From the Renfaire, Barely Balanced:

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