March 14th, 2010

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Lots of stuff---includes Alice In Wonderland review.

First of all my condolences to Keith Olbermann and his family. His father passed away on the 13th after a long fight with medical complications, which Keith had discussed rather extensively on Countdown as part of the coverage and discussion of Health Care Reform. I wasn't always comfortable with the level of detail Keith chose to share with us, but I never failed to be moved by his passion about the topic and his obvious love for his father. It's a double tragedy as he lost his mother last year.

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Hubby and I were out of the house most of yesterday on the dreaded bicycles. We managed to avoid any major incidents, but my knees were NOT happy with me and I expect that getting down the stairs today will not be a lot of fun. We ran smack dab into the San Francisco St. Patrick's Day parade, which was kind of fun. It's been a long time since I saw any parade in person since I generally avoid crowds.

After getting clear of the parade, we rode down Mission to the Ferry Building and then all the way to the Marina Green and nearly to the Presidio. We stopped at Barnes & Noble on Beach Street for coffee and then rode back to the Metreon area, parked the bikes and had tea at Samovar while waiting to see Alice in Wonderland


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Went to dinner at Mel's Diner. Biked home with knees protesting all the way. Watched some more Due South. We're almost done with Season 2.

I've been scribbling furiously for two days and now have a completed first draft of my "Ficathon Walks Into A Bar" story. Hopefully I'll have it typed up by tomorrow and can start desperately seeking beta. So excited about this story---can't tell you.