On Saturday, we drove down to see my parents for Mother’s Day. I also visited my uncle Ray, who’s been given a few months to live with cancer. He’s in great spirits and looks good. Not “cancer good,” but good period. You wouldn’t know he’s sick. Mom wanted a small TV for their bedroom, and Dad and I picked her out a flat-screen to fit on the dresser. It’s nice, but we noticed the majority of TVs for sale in Best Buy include HD hook-up, which jacks up the price to triple. My parents keep asking about it, but unless they start hosting racing parties, they simply don’t need it. Over dinner, Mom failed to grasp the genius of the Spirit Squad and I promised to call her Monday night so she can tune in and watch them.
On Sunday, we had a long lunch with Travis, Kathy, and Tonia. The couple again asked us to tell them when they become distracted by their imminent baby. They don’t want to become isolated or boring. Tonia gave her some perfumed lotion and baby socks for Mother’s Day. After, we grabbed groceries and split up so I could take care of the pets-in-law. We watched the last two episodes of “West Wing,” and they were good but no great. Too much focus was given to CJ Craig as the spirit of the old guard when I would have preferred a look at Charlie. He’s the young blood that helped motivate the team and humanize
A graduation gift: A website packed with cut scenes and images from the Star Wars films, including video of Biggs return and an expanded cantina scene. Did you know Han had a girl in Mos Eisley named Jenny? Just select the headers at the top of the page to see clips from the other films. Some of this material was presented in Marvel comic adaptations as the writers worked from the original scripts, not the final edit. I don’t remember what was in the novelizations.
Picture of the Day
This is the poster for the new Shyamalan film. Yes, that’s the same girl from The Village, a film we watched on DVD almost a year ago.
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Bush will use a speech tonight to announce the use of National Guardsmen on the