Long weekend.

I think it’s safe to say that if you have a child, you have a different fellowship experience than if you don’t. Tonight we had a party to bid goodbye to two of our number, leaving at mid-year, and the entertainment included a slide show of the first-term photo highlights. Watching it, I realized I’ve completely missed Thursday Night Bowling (Alan has a late class), and I left the Up North party in October before the player piano-and-charleston-dancing portion of the festivities.

On the other hand, I think it’s safe to say no one else in the KWF Class of ’04 marched in the Ann Arbor holiday parade today.

I was a parent escort for Kate’s Brownie troop. If there’s a happier duty than watching your giggling daughter march along behind a rippling brown banner, waving to passersby on a cold winter afternoon, I don’t know what it is. OK, I know: Marching in a parade on a warm spring afternoon. But it wasn’t too cold, the band was playing “Jingle Bells” and Santa’s sleigh was pulled (on wheels) by a real, if somewhat freaked-out, reindeer.

Afterward we watched the freaked-out reindeer stand in their pen, moved on to the less-freaked-out llamas, and had a late lunch in town.

I wish I had a more entertaining post for today, but I missed “Angels in America” and the most exciting thing I have to report otherwise is this: My screenplay is done. It’s been perforated three times down the side, bound with brads and will be turned in tomorrow, if the house doesn’t burn down overnight. In September I was warned this would be “the most challenging course you will take at the University of Michigan,” and while I wouldn’t want to give organic chemistry a whirl just to see how it stacks up, I’m glad to have survived it.

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3 responses to “Long weekend.”

  1. James Burns said on December 8, 2003 at 9:11 am


    I saw Angels in America, and I want to say… you didn’t miss anything. Check out my comments on my blog for my take on it.

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  2. Tori said on December 8, 2003 at 9:17 am

    First and foremost, congratulations on surviving the screenplay course.

    Also, I second James’s emotion re: Angels in America. At my house, the television was first ignored and turned after twenty minutes. The most exciting thing about the broadcast were The Sopranos commercials. (Only three more months!)

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  3. Nance said on December 8, 2003 at 10:33 am

    Well, after I posted that, I did see the west-coast rerun. I disagree. It was a very good adaptation of a difficult-to-adapt play. It made me angry all over again.

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