austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Happy as squirrels in the ol' gum tree

For Friday we had a gathering of her movie club, so we went to see The Fantastic Mister Fox. We also went to a bookstore because it's awfully hard for me to go any real time without going to a bookstore, although I had a specific reason for it. Collapse )

I believe it was only after the movie, when we used some of the leftovers from Thanksgiving for a new yet no less tasty meal, that we realized we had forgotten to serve the cranberry sauce.

Trivia: In 1782 John Jay reported that Spain's ambassador to France, the Count d'Arada, believed the border of Spain's Louisiana claims to be --- as they saw it --- from a lake ``east of the Flint River to the confluence of the Kanawa with the Ohio [ Note: what is now Point Pleasant, West Virginia ], thence round the western shores of Lakes Erie and Huron and thence around Lake Michigan''. Source: The Fabric of America: How Our Borders And Boundaries Shaped The Country And Forged Our National Identity, Andro Linklater.

Currently Reading: The Fallen Colossus: The Great Crash Of The Penn Central, Robert Sobel.

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