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Poem for Thursday and The Mammoth Site

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I just typed "Monday was quiet" which should tell you how well I can follow the passage of time right now. It wasn't a bad day -- I did a bunch of scanning from the '80s, I started reading the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes, and, since I had laundry to fold and needed distraction, we watched Field of Dreams after we walked around the neighborhood where the bunnies were enjoying the cool weather but the frog and deer were hiding.

I'm quite sad The Masked Singer is over for the season but very happy with the results, and I loved tonight's What We Do in the Shadows -- I love Guillermo's whole storyline this season. I'm afraid to say Run is a trainwreck because that might literally turn out to be true, but I am really disliking Billy now and Ruby only slightly less. These pics are from 1992 at The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, where digging for a housing development uncovered these fossilized treasures:

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Poem for Wednesday and Trip West '92

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I spent way too much time on the phone on Tuesday with my sister, an out of town friend, and a local friend, so I didn't get the laundry done or a bunch of other things, but I did get my college graduation scanned and many parakeet photos saved, so all in all it was a good day. Also, it was beautiful and cool out again, so we had the windows open all day and took a walk in the afternoon to enjoy it.

We watched the first episode of Stargirl, which was a bit cliched but I'll give any show with a female superhero a second chance, especially now that Ruby Rose is leaving Batwoman and who knows what will happen with the show. We watched Legends of Tomorrow too, but zombies are never ever my thing! I haven't organized the honeymoon trip photos yet so here are some more from the 1992 trip west:

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Poem for Tuesday and More Goslings

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It was gorgeous on Monday, cool and breezy, so I had all my windows open while I scanned the proofs from my wedding and the photos from my bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and the brunch my parents had for my relatives the next day while we were driving to Niagara Falls, plus the honeymoon photos that didn't make it into the album which is really more of a scrapbook so I scanned the full pages a couple of years ago. When Paul finished his afternoon phone conference, we went for a walk and saw lots of peonies and what I'm told is clematis emerging now that the azaleas and irises are fading.

Otherwise, it was an upsetting day. In the past week, I had a long-distance friend lose his mother and an in-law lose her father to COVID, and today I found out that a local friend had lost her sister who wasn't even 40. Given the statistics, it was inevitable it would affect people I know, and now more people are shopping and planning not-entirely-socially-distant travel and it's stressing me out. We spent the evening catching up on this season's final episodes of The Flash, and I was admittedly distracted but I think they were pretty terrible. Here are some more photos of Lake Whetstone's geese and goslings:

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Poem for Monday and Lake Whetstone Waterfowl

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We had lovely weather on Sunday, much cooler than Saturday, breezy and mostly overcast. We woke to find that our sourdough starter was working, then had a quiet morning during which I started scanning my wedding photos -- not the official album, which is too big for the scanner, but photos by friends and proofs -- and tried to catch up on email. Paul made waffles for lunch with the separated part of the sourdough starter, then we went to Lake Whetstone again to walk because there aren't a lot of people and there are a lot of goslings, herons, cormorants, and other birds!

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I did a Zoom chat with fannish friends for a couple of hours before dinner, after which we watched the last episode of the first season of World on Fire, which was less depressing than I expected, and the first episode of Snowpiercer, which went in a different direction from the movie and has some unexpectedly awesome aspects, particularly where Jennifer Connelly's and Daveed Diggs's characters are concerned. Now I'm watching Real Steel which was $5 to own on Vudu finally and how did I not know the kid is the same one who played young Thor?
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Poem for Sunday and Distanced in the Park

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Watching Snowpiercer with Chris Evans because the TV show premieres tomorrow night and we didn't remember a lot of the details, it's quite enjoyable though pretty heavy handed as allegory and I had it in my head that Ed Harris was responsible for freezing the world in the first place! It was the opposite of freezing here, in the mid-80s, so we persuaded my parents to walk in Cabin John Park instead of around the neighborhood, and it wasn't so hot under the trees along the creek. Later we Skyped with the kids (with our cats and Adam and Katherine's dog making frequent guest appearances). A few pics:

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Greetings from Social Isolation

Extreme quickie, had a surprisingly social day ("lunch" on Zoom with four friends from high school, which was awesome, then call with an out of town friend, also awesome, then we ran into (well, from across the street) our neighbor/cat-sitter, whom I haven't seen since our last socially distanced run-in, and we took a walk in the lovely warm weather. Now my Google Drive is misbehaving and refusing to upload the photos I spent the rest of the day scanning, so here is just one:

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Poem for Friday and Yellowstone 1992

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The highlight of my Thursday was an unexpected Skype call from Paul's parents, who were hoping we could connect them with other family members now that they're turning the computer on again. So we texted Noelle to see if she was around, and ended up (after some technical difficulties) Skyping with her while she and her husband Tommy played with baby Penelope, who is now caught up in size and was smiling and adorable!

We caught up on this week's Legends (a little too bad college movie for my taste) after this week's Blindspot (a little too Mass Conspiracy Craziness for my taste for the final season, though always glad to see Bill Nye) and another episode of Hollywood (a little too silly revisionist history about homophobia and racism when everyone's cool with the lead actress living unmarried with a director). From today's scans, 1992 Yellowstone!

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Poem for Thursday and Lake Whetstone Turtles

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So apparently I didn't know what day it was when I posted yesterday, which is an ongoing issue for a lot of people I guess right now? My Wednesday was very similar -- some chores, plenty of chipmunks and squirrels irritating the cats, lots of photo scanning (I'm working backwards, so I am now in early 1993 before we had children and tomorrow it's our trip to Yellowstone in 1992). It was a gorgeous day for a neighborhood walk and I also walked down to the gym for a Pokemon raid since I can do Virizion with just my own accounts.

Being confused about what day it was, I remembered that The Masked Singer (and After the Mask) was on -- I like everyone who's left but I'd have been really annoyed if they cut the only remaining woman, so I approved of the unmasking (and wonder if he asked for it to be home with his new baby). Then I forgot that What We Do in the Shadows with Mark Hamill was on and watched another bad episode of Hollywood before remembering for the late broadcast, yay! As promised, turtles from Lake Whetstone:

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Poem for Wednesday and Gaithersburg Goslings

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One of my cats just got sick all over the house so I'll keep this short. It was not an eventful Monday anyway: laundry, a little writing, a bunch of scanning (wow, we took a lot of photos right after older son was born, and by "we" I primarily mean my mother), organizing my new photo boxes from Michael's bought to replace the horrible magnetic albums I should have listened to people and gotten rid of 20 years ago because I'm betting the glue residue on the backs of the photos ruins the photos they touch.

We took a walk, had tacos for Taco Tuesday, and skipped DC superheroes to watch 24 Hours to Hell and Back because Gordon Ramsay took his team to Ellicott City to help rebuild three establishments after the floods that devastated the historic district over the past few years; he enlisted the governor, the University of Maryland football team, Cal Ripken, and the Ravens to appear, so it was great for the city. Here as promised are some of the geese and goslings we saw at Lake Whetstone on Mother's Day:

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Poem for Tuesday and Wisconsin Dells Deer

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Monday was not an exciting quarantine day, particularly since my back was really bothering me the way it did three years ago which is making me crazy because I probably can't get PT even if I feel like I really need it. I did a bit of computer work, I took apart a 1993-4 photo album that overlapped with the 1993 baby album so I had to sort a bunch of photos before I scanned them, I did a lot of scanning, I did a bunch of stretches. Paul made some kind of balsamic chick'n with feta for dinner that was awesome, plus, since we still have matzah from Passover, charoset, which I love.

We caught up on Batwoman (I don't care about Hush, more female villains please) and Supergirl (I have lots of minor gripes but it's all worth it when Lena comes back to Kara and whyyy did they not kiss in "It's a Super Life" and please Sean Astin don't be evil), then we just couldn't get in the mood for more mediocre superheroes so instead of catching up on The Flash, we watched another episode of Hollywood, which is shaping up to be a train wreck but OMG Patti LuPone. From today's scans, the Wisconsin Deer Park in the Wisconsin Dells -- they also have some farm animals and lots of petting!

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