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By Michelle
June 21, 2004 - 4:14 PM

Hello World!

It's Midsummer in my hemisphere - the summer solstice, or Litha if you celebrate it according to the old ways - which means that my children have been out of school for a week, it's hot, it's muggy, and keeping everyone entertained until camp starts is not easy. We've already taken the road of least resistance twice, namely the movies: we saw Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban again last week, and I managed to stay awake through the live-action Garfield film. But we've already seen Shrek 2 and they're too young for The Day After Tomorrow, so to save them from all-day video games, we've been trying to get outdoors.

This weekend was the Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival. In addition to amusement park rides and a craft fair, the festival had tall ships -- the Kalmar Nyckel (a reproduction of a ship that brought Swedish immigrants to America in the 1600s), the schooner Sultana, and the Gazela, which was built to transport fishermen to Newfoundland and later starred in Interview with the Vampire with Brad Pitt. There was also a truck from the Virginia Marine Science Museum with a touch-tank.

And to our great delight, a group that's been at the Maryland Renaissance fair, the Noble Blades, was performing on the pier right in front of the Kalmar Nyckel. They'd been giving out balloons to kids all afternoon, and right when we came off the tour of the ship, they had started a mock-tournament with men culled from the audience who had been given pink balloon swords. Then they split into factions - some sort of pirate versus legit sea captain battle, though I'd be hard-pressed to say who were the pirates and who were the authorities - and at some point one of the guys started singing "Double, double, toil and trouble", and one of the other guys yelled, "Oh no! You sang Macbeth!" and the singer objected, "I did not! I sang Harry Potter!" Okay, maybe you had to be there.

From the waterfront we walked to Bilbo Baggins restaurant, decorated, as the name would suggest, like sketches of The Shire as illustrated in the 1970s. One doesn't go to Bilbo Baggins without getting dessert -- the Lord of the Rings, for instance, which consists of alternating layers of white and dark chocolate ganache and mousse. This is definitely the way to end a summer Saturday.

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Today's Television Listings

  • Tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, CBS will rerun the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Innocent". The official synopsis states:

    The murder of an adult films actress has the CSIs investigating some seedy Miami denizens.

  • Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, CBS will rerun the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Getting Off". The official synopsis states:

    A well-dressed man driving an expensive car is murdered in a drug-infested neighborhood, but robbery apparently was not a motive; a dead clown is discovered stuffed inside of a huge truck tire at an auto junkyard; Grissom learns some surprising news about Dr. Robbins.

  • Friday night at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Spike TV will show the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Chaos Theory". The official synopsis states:

    The entire CSI team investigates a disappearance at a local university. A young woman vanished, seemingly off the face of the earth. Forensics leads them to possible suspects, and possible suspects all have probable motives, but nothing seems to pan out. This leads our team to discuss the "Chaos Theory." When combined, many seemingly-innocuous events may have a deadly outcome. And closure is not always within reach.

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