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Why Am I Busier On Vacation?

Thursday June 22nd-I'm carrying my laundry down the stairs and my knee, the left one, decides it had been in place for two and a half years and that was enough. Thankfully, my father had returned from Maine so he was here to call the paramedics. I think this was the farthest my knee went over since the very first time in 7th grade. Anyway, it's still immobilized and I see the doctor tomorrow.

Friday June 23rd-My father and I stay for the night at my aunt's in New Hampshire before going to Maine to the woods. I'm the cool cousin now apparently but more on that later. We watched The New World with Colin Farrell who did a very good job I think. My aunt was busy putting my cousin to bed and my uncle slept through the whole thing but my father and I enjoyed it for the most part. My only complaint was that they dragged it out in a few places for artistic reasons, I think.

Sunday June 25th-I come out of the woods briefly to meet my date at the food court at the Maine Mall. It started off great when I spilled my chicken teriyaki right in front of the kiosk and Danielle helped me clean it up. (Thanks by the way!) I obviously can't speak for her but I had a really good time. We seem to have much in common. No warning flags came up for me as on my last date so this is good.

Tuesday June 27th-My parents and I went to see Nacho Libre at a cinema pub in town. The movie was pretty good but not as good as I thought it would be considering how good School of Rock and The Good Girl was but Mike White apparently only co-wrote this with the guys from Napoleon Dynamite, a movie I could take or leave. "Mmm! Good toast!"

Wednesday June 28th-We go over to a cousin's for dinner and to watch the Sox-Mets game on their plasma screen TV. It wasn't on a HD channel but it was still cool especially since my dad and I had gone all that time listening to the games on the radio.

Thursday June 29th-I go to see Superman Returns downtown Portland with another cousin and his "posse." In hindsight, I think I should've hobbled down the street slower. I may have pushed myself a bit too much but the movie was definitely worth it. Best Superman film I've ever seen. Kevin Spacey was awesome as Lex Luthor. I love the fact they kept in step with the first two films except bringing Martha Kent back from the dead which is closer to the comic anyway. I'm curious where they'll go from here. I do hope they have a different villain and not just Luthor in every movie. I didn't know Parker Posey was in it. As you reader's know, I so love her.

Saturday July 1st- We went back to NH and stayed through to until yesterday. Except for a couple times when the neighbor kids invited him over my little 7 year old cousin clung to me like a leech. Also, I had forgotten just how incredibly boring the History Channel is. Do I need to see the history of pizza or donuts? No, I do not. On the bright side, we ate very well and it was interesting seeing the local fireworks display from the boat.


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