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» Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Baby, It's Hot Outside
It was a warm, sultry day. There's a cold front approaching from the northwest, but in the meantime it's been in the 70s, sticky and uncomfortable. The heat has set the ladybugs to swarming and they seem to be one and two all over the upper story of the house: at the screen door to the deck, on the kitchen window, flapping about in the bedroom.

I wish the front would go through; I've had a sinus headache all day and no amount of nose spray and pain reliever has helped.

Mildly diverting this afternoon during breaks and after work have been the Five Little Peppers movies which are showing on TCM for the first time. They're pretty much B movie specimens. No attempt was even made to set them in the correct time period, which was the 1880s. About the only thing that is the same is that the children do get the measles and Polly does get a new stove and almost goes blind. Most of the plots seem to include some funny stuff by the younger boys and the children are involved in all sorts of situations even more improbable—getting trapped in a copper mine and in rapids on a river in Oregon—than in the original stories.

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