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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
I don't have much to say right now. I've got a cold. And I'm so doped up on antihistamine and Sudafed -- it's a bad allergy season -- that I can't think straight.

Waiting to go inside the Flandrau

But I did have fun taking Skylar on her field trip to Flandrau Planetarium, where she demonstrated her astonishing memory -- she'd only been there once before -- by ticking off the names of various rocks to her teacher, parent chaperones, and any pre-school classmates who would stand still long enough to listen.

Bean Shows Her Knowledge

After the planetarium show, Skylar went up to the college student who gave the presentation and announced, gravely, "At my Nana and Papa's house, I saw a show on our galaxy that talked about black holes. They swallow light and matter."

The young woman calmly replied that scientists think that there might be a black hole at the center of every galaxy, but that many of them now believe that some light can escape from a black hole. "Maybe you can be a scientist when you grow up and find out," she told Skylar.

Flandrau Fun with Hannah G

Skylar turned away. "I want to be a ballerina when I grow up."

That was the highlight of the day. Kim and Skylar swam at the J while I played basketball. I didn't do as well as I did on Saturday, but was still better than my average. It's amazing what a little upper body strength can do for your inside game.

After we got home, I was briefly overcome with paranoid delusions that cast a serious pall over the rest of the evening.

Will I land on my feet or end up with a mouth full of sand?

Mode: beneath the roil
Muse: Ozean und Brandung - Einstürzende Neubauten - Perpetuum

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leela_cat From: leela_cat Date: April 27th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Skylar is such an amazing babe. I love getting to share her life by proxy. Y'all are incredibly lucky to have her, and she is incredibly lucky to have you and Kim.

What if you end up on your feet with a mouthful of sand? </Brit sarcasm>

Seriously, sand can be spit out again, and footing can be found again. C, me, you and Kim are all proof of that. And, if it helps to remember those who care, then add me to that list.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 27th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


Your comment made my morning. When I'm feeling this way, it's hard to act normal. But kind words help.

Glad you enjoy hearing about the Bean. She's becoming a literary character.
leela_cat From: leela_cat Date: April 27th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Nice

Hey, I have my moments, even at the godawful early time in the morning that I have to get up for work. *grin*

And, btw, what is this thing "normal"? No-one's ever accused me of that yet. Instead, I get a plaintive version of "Why can't you just be normal/like everyone else/like mememememe". Mostly that's said because the sayer wants me to make life easier for them, and isn't worried in the least about my life or my happiness.

Feh on normal. The world needs a little good insanity here and there to counter-act all of that utterly bad, nutsoid insanity coming out of folks like the Bushies.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: April 27th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Nice

You've got your own rhetorical Bean--hooray!

I'm hyper-caffeinated, behind in my work, and frustrated by people with no sense of good manners or protocol who are likely going to pull out of this sorry excuse for a grad conference I'm supposed to organizing to beef up the marathon reading. I.e. professionalize. It's hell.

Normal is a setting on the dryer.
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