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Science Carnival like whoa. 
21st-Apr-2007 04:38 pm
Elayna & Mommy laughing
They were *not* expecting the sorts of crowds they got - Cambridge City Hall was *much* too small to host this sort of event. Consequently, there was stuff I just couldn't push through to see, and the crowds were too much for Elayna. Hopefully next year they'll have things outdoors, or use a few more buildings. It's the first year. Learning curve.

We had a blast, though; Elayna's favorite part of it was getting to handle marine animals (the sea urchin and sea cucumber were her favorites) and look at them under the microscope. Yay for echinoderms! Her enthusiasm had the woman manning the booth grinning, and she helped younger kids use the microscope to look at those and at the squid.

Other highlights were getting to pet an alligator (yes, animal stuff is always doubleplusgood for us), getting little sticky brains in a petri dish, learning about plastics made from corn... um... lots of stuff. Overwhelming, though!

Tomorrow we go to "Earth Day: It's About Ocean Life, Too!" at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.... which we've not been to before, but I have a map and a bus pass, so we're good to go.

Is anyone interested in going to Einstein's Dreams with me later this week?

And Elayna was a little activity-ed out by this week and weekend. Much to my relief, as that means we're agreed that we'll move at a less frenetic pace next break. I was trying to keep it up for her, and she was trying to keep it up for me, and we are both peopled out. Hence only one thing tomorrow, out of all the festival offerings. Marine biology is her Thing, so we can't miss this.

Okay. Naptime!
21st-Apr-2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
It should be pointed out that today was the first nice warm day of the month, if not the year, so there were likely an unusually large number of people out.....
21st-Apr-2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but they should go out somewhere else. Away from me.
22nd-Apr-2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Well, naturally...........
21st-Apr-2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
uhhh...what time tomorrow is this museum venture? do you still want to do group time with kires during the day?
21st-Apr-2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
...I didn't realize group time was available. I thought you said he was coming up next weekend!

The museum venture's at 2.
21st-Apr-2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
er, sorry, i think things may have gotten jumbled. it's this weekend (i'm picking him up from providence late tonight, hence the frantic emails regarding borrowing a car). how long do you think museum will be? i need to leave davis around 5pm to get to the paradise lounge at 6, but he doesn't necessarily have to be there when i go - doors open at 8, and the show starts at 9. so there may be some time in between...
21st-Apr-2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
(and by group time i mean the sunday gettings-together with cyn and tory, which i asked you about when we bumped into each other on tuesday)
21st-Apr-2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
See, I think the "OMGgottago" of that bump-in didn't help... I thought you said *Saturday*, not Sunday, and I thought you meant Saturday the 28th...

It doesn't say what time it ends, but I can't imagine we'll get out any earlier than 3.
21st-Apr-2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
okay, 3pm should still give us time to...i dunno, can we kidnap you? are you and adam and elayna going, or is it just you and elayna (ie, can we bring you back to cyn and tory's place)?

(and, *are* you getting any emails from me? because now it's up to five)
21st-Apr-2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Adam said he'd decide tomorrow whether he was going. I'm amenable to being kidnapped, and Miss Kid can always bring her Nintendo DS or watch Sailor Moon bootleg DVDs at Cyn & Tory's.

Just got and responded to one! :)
21st-Apr-2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
okay, cool.

(dude. gmail sucks sometimes - had you gotten the email about the car, there would have been much more clarity wrt when he was going to be here)
21st-Apr-2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I'll get the e-mail in another few days. *sticks tongue out at Gmail*
21st-Apr-2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
actually. are you getting any emails from me? because that could be where the disconnect is - i've sent three emails in the last couple of days, but i'm not actually sure if you got any of them.
21st-Apr-2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
I would be very interested in going to Einstein's Dreams. I read the book and I loved it. I still have it if you or anyone else would like to borrow it. It is a quick read. I am available almost any day next week, and you can email me (it's on my page info) or just comment here when you decide if/when you are going.
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