January 8th, 2010

20111112, Marilee

Snowy

The picture last night had the flurries/1-3" line directly through Manassas and when I looked before bed, there was about 1.2". The TV today says it was 1.5", but that was originally. Anything in the sun had melted by this afternoon and anything not in the sun was still there. Of course, the melted snow is now ice. Just a few minutes ago the weatherguy showed pictures of cars and trucks sliding on ice. Stupid people.

The workers had done part of the curbcut and the zebra stripe, so I took a broom out and made a slightly wider curbcut. It will ice some tonight, but there was a very tiny bit of snow left. I took a DVD to the post office, picked up dinner at Popeye's, and came home.

It occurred to me last night that maybe Spirit was using the new box because of it's position. It has three sides closed off and the fourth sort of closed. The original box I had out here was open on three sides. So after I scooped, I swapped positions. We'll see how that works for Spirit.
20111112, Marilee

Madagascar

This was much like I expected: a good plot for kids and some deeper stuff for adults.

Four animals in the New York City zoo are friends, but the zebra wants to go to Connecticut. He gets out and the others follow him to bring him back. They get onto a train and when they get off, hundreds of police surround them. They get shot with knock-out darts and wake up in separate boxes on a ship. The ship also has penguins that have escaped from the zoo and they take over the ship and in the process, let the boxes drop off and float to an island.

The four animals have very different responses to being shipwrecked and also meet (hmmm, not meerkats...) and help them out.

The thing I liked the most about this was the appropriate use of music for people my age. You can probably get a CD of that, and not have to watch the movie.