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"Oh, Shut Up!"

I can't believe I didn't discuss this in detail but about a week ago now, the seminary had their end of the year party. This included a reception and then dinner. The graduating seniors were recognized symbolically by each ringing a bell for the number of semesters they attended. Some had to ring it as much as 12 times!

Friday, I went up to Ellsworth with my grandmother and uncle. The trip was long but I did enjoy being able to discuss and listen to music with my uncle.

That night, the five of us, including my parents, went to see two of my second cousins in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! at the Grand. I discovered later that this was not the original production that starred Gary "Radar" Burghoff but the 1999 revival with Kristin Chenoweth as Sally Brown. (She won a Tony for it...). The difference is that the original version had a character named "Patty" which is not to be confused with Peppermint Patty. This character was replaced with Charlie's sister, Sally. See? You all learned something!

On Saturday, my mother, grandmother and I went downtown and I bought Sheryl Crow's new album, Detours. I like the album. To me, the sound is a cross between her first two albums. It features the return of the producer from the first album, Tuesday Night Music Club, but many of the songs were written by just her like her self-titled sophomore effort.

After going to a supper at Mother's church, we said goodbye to my grandmother and uncle and went to Bangor to the movies. We were too early for the next showing of Prince Caspian so we went to Borders for awhile where I confirmed that, because Amazon runs Border's website, my book is orderable through them! (I used the "Title Sleuth" station.) It should be officially out soon!

As you might remember, I didn't really like the book but said it would probably be better in movie form as armies battling is more interesting to watch than read about. Who could have guessed just how right I was! The movie, while not as good as the first, was totally awesome! The structure was changed a bit but the story remains pretty well intact. The only thing they add of any consequence to the book's story is actually a very cool scene dealing with temptation. For some reason, the Telmarines are portrayed as Spanish which I don't really recall from the book but then "Lewis the Anglophile" could possibly have that in notes somewhere... I loved how they gave Anna Popplewell as Susan something to do in this movie but this'll probably be her last... (IMDB says she'll, apparently, be in the next movie in 2010. I'll be interested in how they pull that off...)

The bus ride home on Monday was very uneventful. I thought it would be something since the busdriver kept stopping as the door wouldn't shut properly but, thankfully I was mistaken...


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