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Fake Easter and Its Non-Simulacral Double
Well, we celebrated Easter a second time this morning. The Easter Bunny rewarded our patience with a larger quantity of eggs, but placed them in more difficult places, some of them too prickly. But when the Easter Bunny has to arrange matters in the dark, it's not always easy for him to recognize the potential danger in the challenges he poses for our youth.

Indeed, he appears to have been struck by an aesthetically inclined tunnel vision, since many eggs were found in places conducive to photo ops.

Of course, when one's front yard is as drop-unconscious gorgeous as ours is this April, attractive Easter landscapes are easy to come by. The palo verdes in the background aren't ours, technically, but I did work to save them from destruction in the early deliberations of the Northern Heights Homeowner's Association.

Bean was particularly enamored of the pearlescent eggs left behind by Mr. B. For my part, I was happy that Kim sat where I could get numerous presentation-of-the-loot shots.

But what made me happiest of all, aside from my girl's early-morning delight, was that Old Red got to be a part of the festivities. He sure looked proud with that egg tucked under his windshield wiper. You can almost see him smiling as she walks away with it in tow, acknowledging his inclusion in the proceedings.

Maybe it is a little exhausting having the Easter Bunny come twice in one year, but I'm still glad he did.

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letter_2elise From: letter_2elise Date: April 16th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Gorgeous pictures! Z had to hunt eggs in a horrible downpour today. I am starting to wonder if we live in Seattle or something.

It is fun to see Big Red too. My Passat got sick a few days ago and I had to be towed-home. I haven't hit 100K miles yet, and I keep telling my car about Big Red. I know I can get more life out of mine...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 16th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Except that the cost of living is way higher, which is troubling, considering that it's Sacramento. Old Red still keeps on keeping on, but hasn't had a functional instrument panel since 2002. No speedometer. No gas gauge. Oh, and the door handles don't really work. And now the tailgate is jammed. But we love him! I Congratulations on your new house, BTW. When do you move?
From: chocklit Date: April 19th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Bean

I ran into your blog while Googling for an age quote. No idea why Google brought me here, but it was a fortuitous coincidence, as I also have a daughter whose nickname is "Bean" and we decorated (but did not hide) Easter eggs on Sunday. My Bean (short for "Ellie Bean") is 11, the youngest of six, five feet tall and growing, with four big brothers and a married sister. She has a sense of humour beyond her years, but still enjoys Lemony Snickett and dressing teddy bears.

I recently signed up at LiveJournal, but have yet to dip the journalistic toe in the water. I fear introspection (narcissism?) will dog my entries. Also, my husband says I talk too much now.

What I read of your blog I enjoyed immensely. You have a nice writing touch. "I'll be back."

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 20th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Bean

That is fortuitous! It's great to hear from you. I'm out of town and have a hard time doing much on the internet, but I'll check in when I get back. Thanks for the day-brightening comment.
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