September 13th, 2010

20111112, Marilee

Redskins Dominate the News

I don't even know what most of it means.

When I got offline yesterday, I read part of the paper, watched Masterpiece Mystery and then finished the paper. I really like the shows that PBS gets from BBC because they have good actors without requiring the actors to be good-looking. It's much more natural.

I started reading in bed at 1:30am and lasted to 3am. I didn't wake up before the alarm, in fact, I slept a bit more until 12:40pm. I got money from the ATM, mailed a DVD, and got groceries. I had four situations while I was driving where other cars almost hit me because they were making lane changes without looking around.

When I made the appointments for the evaluations from the two specialist dentists, I carefully spelled my name. I'm pretty sure they took it down right, too. The person who checked that I was coming tomorrow called me "Marilyn." The person calling for Thursday called me "Mariel." I know that a lot of people don't understand my name because they haven't heard of it, but I'm surprised that people would have so much trouble saying it when it's printed.

It turns out that dry food smaller than 1/2" doesn't work well in the Le Bistro. The instructions and nothing online said that, except the Amazon reviews, which I looked at yesterday. I have a fair amount of 1/4" left (I usually get Indoors Science Diet, which is 1/2", but PetSmart was out, so I got Mature, which is 1/4") so I've reprogrammed the food machine to dispense twice a day.

The local paper says a park has "diamond sports fields." I would have guessed that was baseball and softball, but they didn't say those so I'm wondering if there's more.

In all the 9/11 commemorations and protests, one: As a show of solidarity with Jones, Randall Terry, of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, and an assistant tore out pages of a Koran in Lafayette Park across from the White House. The act was largely unnoticed by tourists who milled about, taking photographs.