June 15th, 2010

Macbeth the Usurper

XCOM

New XCOM. Whohoo. Set in the Retro-Future 50's. (Strangely, all the 50's houses are now as big as modern houses. That tells you our modern biases.)

Macbeth the Usurper

Concert

Hers Truly came by for lunch, as usual. Our treat today was the NIH Philharmonia (http://www.nihphil.org) playing in the foyer, where we usually eat. So we went up to the 4th floor and listened from there.

Today was the last session of Ballet Petit for a while. Hers Truly will still come over for lunch, but on a summer schedule instead.

The cat has lost weight again. He likely needs to be de-wormed.
Macbeth the Usurper

Hers Truly Goes to Saturn

One day you got into your rocket and *whoosh*, you went to Saturn. First, you went by Mars, then you dodged asteroids in the asteroid belt. Next you passed Jupiter, which you used to pick up speed and slingshot yourself to Saturn.

Saturn has a big ring around it full of horses, just like a carousel. They all go up and down, all around the planet. When you get to the planet, the Carnies all came out and welcomed you with a big parade. They had tubas and drums, horses and elephants, clowns and acrobats, and even bearded lady. They put you on a big float and took you down the main street of the carnival. It was your job to throw necklaces and coins off the float to all the people who come to watch the parade. You waved and waved at everybody.

Once the parade was over, you got to ride the rides. You rode the big ferris wheel, the mixer, the swings, the bumper cars, the roller coaster, the train, and best of all, you rode the carousel. It was a beautiful carousel, as it went around the entire planet. They even had a monkey playing the calliope. They let you ride as long as you wanted. You got very dizzy.

You played games, too. You even won the ring toss game, and they gave you a cupie doll.

After a good time at they carnival, it was time to go home. You didn't want to go home, but your mommy and daddy missed you. So the Carnies gave you lots of cotton candy, caramel corn, and funnel cakes to take home to your mom and dad, then you took off in your rocket and *whoosh*, you went home.