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Okay, so a trip to Sacramento with 20 eighth graders was actually fun. The Governer's Mansion was interesting. It's set up for the time the last governer lived there; so around 1967. The capital was cool too. We had really good docents for both places and I'm sure that had a lot to do with the interest of the tours. The kids were great; very attentive and had some really good questions. And my partner was worried that she wasn't a great social studies teacher. We had lunch in Capital Park, talked about the CA Viet Nam memorial for a few minutes and let the kids run off some steam. The Railroad Museum wasn't as big a hit but, I think everyone was tired by that point. Mind you, we walked everywhere.

So today I'm resting. I ache everywhere, so hot soak in the tub and rest for me. At least til this afternoon when I have to go to the Learning Center and take the math and science parts of the ACT so I can teach the ACT classes which will be starting soon. 

I've managed to watch all of the Man from UNCLE dvds and now I'm rewatching my favorites as well as the eps that the yahoo lists are going to be talking about. I don't tend to say much on the lists though. I think it may be that I'm seeing these eps for the first time as an adult with knowledge that I wouldn't have had in the 60's as a kid. So I'm noticing little things like nobody bleeds...a guy has a knife sticking out of his back and there's no blood. I don't guess it ever occured to me that there would be blood in Star Trek. If you're killed with a phaser, you disappear. But, MFU takes place on Earth in the 1960s. If you shoot someone, they're supposed to bleed. Okay, and I know this is because of where they shot the show, but lots of identical places around the world. 

People have said that the third season is the worst. I'm not sure I agree. Some of the stories were really good. I liked "Concrete Overcoat." And the one where Illya is a pool boy was good too, right up till the end. The bomb was totally stupid. I thought it was stupid in the James Bond movie too. The gorilla show I won't even bother to mention. I've seen it once and haven't decided if I want to see it again to look for redeeming qualities. The science part of my brain just can't cope with a dancing gorilla.

Wow, this may be the most I've written on this journal to date. I'm so glad Clinton won in CA. I just don't think Obama has the experience, but I do agree that they would make awesome running mates. Okay, that's my political opinion. And that's about as political as I get. Well, except for maybe the war in Iraq (but that's for another post). For now I think I'll sign off and watch MFU dvds for awhile. Or maybe I'll watch CSI Miami on A&E. I'm kind of getting into Crossing Jordan too. It's an interesting take on a coroner's office. Not as heavy science but really about relationships between people. 

Signing off for real. 
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