May 12th, 2002

the only earth?

am report

home from rachel & elena's MEGA game night.

a lot of people showed up and we played the number one game of 1996 -- settlers of cataan (?). it is basically civilization lite. it was fun and involved road building, and trading sheep for bricks or wood. after a great start (longest road!!) carol and I pretty much gave up hope and looked to the lottery for salvation.

jon won in a surprising victory and soon we turned toward contortionism and old summer camp tricks for entertainment. four square pushups, trust falls, lindy-hop demonstrations, levitations. it was all sort of random, but different in a good way.

okay. guess i'll go to sleep.
the only earth?

safari

So far, I:
Woke up and fell into the Sunday morning show parade, but became disinterested in political windbags saying nothing.

Made a mother's day call -- my contribution to keeping it the biggest day for telephone use. I’m severely indebted to my wonderful sister who took care of all of the festivities and ceremonial gift-giving this year. She even took time out of her busy schedule to visit the homestead. We take turns being on the ball for these hallmark holidays...

Rode my bike (after months of neglect) to the arboretum for a picnic with kate and carole. I have no food in the apartment, so my version of picnicking is going to the deli for a sandwich and to solstice for cookies and juice. I should really make a trip to trader joe's so that I’m not entirely dependant on the outside world for food.

Going to the park is sort of like going to the zoo. instead of watching other animals and their young, you can watch little kids being insane with their families. maybe it's more like a safari, since there aren't really any cages.

Now I’m home and not doing homework. but it's not my fault. I can't find any good sources for this paper I want to write.
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the only earth?

utter nonsense

Sometimes I wonder what Elian Gonzalez is up to. I wonder what he thinks about President Carter's visit to Cuba. I consider whether it would be possible for Marislesas to give something to Jimmy to sneak past Fidel? Someday, that little kid is destined to be an angry teenager.

I don't know why I thought of this. It is probably because during Alias (!) there were commercials for ABC news' exploitation of some other children. Diane Sawyer is planning to interview some kids -- a story nearly a decade in the making. I wasn't interested enough to find out anything more about their miraculous/tragic/inspirational saga.
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