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Happy Spring!

You may think that's the Easter Bunny in my user pic, but since my maiden name is Wester, that is in fact, the Wester Bunny. We made that joke when I was a kid and we got a pet rabbit— white, not brown like this little guy— and he is the reason I can't eat rabbit. But if you celebrate Easter, then Happy Easter. And if you don't then happy Spring!

I love spring! My bulbs came up, the grass is turning green, the fruit trees are flowering like mad. Instead of one huge park like New York, Washington has many tiny parks. DC is laid out in a grid with a series of diagonal streets laid over it, so that it's full of traffic circles (supposedly intended to provide a place to put the cannons to defend the city in case of attack) and odd triangular blocks of land. This time of year, the circles and triangles become geometric islands of green.

In a few months I may well be posting moaning complaints about the heat and humidity, but for right now, I'm glad to live in an area with four distinct seasons. I suppose there's nothing like two and a half feet of snow to make one appreciate daffodils.

And we're having lamb for dinner. I love lamb. I am so happy we never had a pet lamb.

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Apr. 4th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)

Having lamb for dinner reminds me of that line in My Big Fat Greek Wedding:

"No meat? Okay, I'll just make him some lamb."

Apr. 4th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
My daughter always loved that line! We loved the whole movie, actually. My favorite bit was when the brother tells the boyfriend how to say "Nice boobs" in Greek, but he tells the boyfriend it means something polite, like "Good morning." As soon as the poor guys says it, the mother immediately pops her son one of the back of the head because she knows instantly what happened. I don't think that movie could truthfully say, "No lambs were harmed in the making of this movie."
Apr. 4th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
I'll be honest; I listened to the movie from the next room while I worked on a neighbor's PC (virus trouble). I'm not really big on romantic comedies -probably because I could see myself in all of the embarrassing situations in them- but the lines in that movie were terrific.
Apr. 4th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
Well, I thought it was very different from the usual rom-com mostly because it was autobiographical. Nia Vardalos, who starred in it, wrote her life as a one-women show/comedy act. Hollywood producers wanted to make it into a movie but change it to an Italian family instead of Greek, so they could cast Marisa Tomei as Toula. Vardalos held out to be in it herself with the family being Greek, and finally Rita Wilson (aka, Mrs. Tom Hanks) saw the show and wanted to make a movie from it. That's why the movie rings to true, You really should watch that bit. It's priceless.
Apr. 4th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
My sister and I got a pet rabbit one Easter, too. (It was named "Dutch.") Not only does my sister not eat rabbit, she spoils her pet rabbit. Romaine lettuce, arugula, parsley, basil, and carrot tops (I think I got all those ingredients right!) make for a nice salad for her bunny.
Hoppy Easter!
Mike's Wife
Apr. 4th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
We used to give our bunny (his name was Fauntleroy) leftover salad. The dog was so jealous, she would eat the tomatoes (she never had before) to keep the rabbit from getting them. She drew the line at lettuce, celery, and other greens, though.

You know, we had ducks for a while, but a) they lived like wild ducks in the pond behind our house and b) we never held them or cuddled them, so today, I eat duck with no problems.
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