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To all those on flist who celebrate, Happy Easter! And Happy Passover!

Since Mini-Me started her Conservation Teen Scientist program at Zoo Miami, Hubby and I became members of the Zoological Society. We figured we were going to be spending a crazy amount of time at the zoo and we did yesterday. This weekend the zoo is having its annual Easter egg hunt called Egg Safari. For the weekend the picnic area is taken over by little ones wanting to hunt for Easter eggs. They split the kids up in age groups and literally corral them in sections. The kids have a couple of minutes to hunt for as many eggs as they can. That group leaves, the area is refreshed with more eggs, and the next group enters the ring. They also have slides, rock climbing, although since this is Florida it's palm tree climbing, booths for face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and booths from various sponsors including Radio Disney.

The fun isn't reserved for just the human kids. The animals are given an 'Easter egg' of their own to tear into to find their treats.

It was a nice 75 degrees yesterday, but my arms still got burned - forgot the suntan lotion, but I did remember to bring my hat. Mini-Me ended up having to call security on some people who could not comprehend the words on the sign that read, "Please do not feed the animals." She tried to explain that the animals diets are specialized and popcorn is not on the menu.

I resubmitted my benchmark tests last week and I am happy to report that I received scores of a 100 and 98! I was told by the grader that the tests get harder. Great. As if these were not hard enough. I have my next bencmhark tests already transcribed, I just need to proofread them and do some research.

I'm thinking of doing a more detailed review of Oz The Great and Powerful, because since I've started to reread The Wonderful Wizard of Oz I realized why Oscar's transformation didn't seem complete. And it shouldn't have been complete. It becomes complete when Dorothy calls him out on his scam.

I ended up missing most of Doctor Who last night. My DVR didn't record the episode. We had some problems with the box a few weeks ago and it seemed to had corrected itself, but it decided to go wonky last night.

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aelfgyfu_mead
Mar. 31st, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
Happy Easter!

Congratulations on those scores!
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
I hope your family had a great Easter.

Thank you!
aelfgyfu_mead
Apr. 3rd, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, we did; thanks! I hope yours did too.
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was!
erinm_4600
Mar. 31st, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
#1 Happy Easter!
#2 Go Mini-You!
#3 Nice work on those tests!
#4 My inbox is so lonely LOL
#5 Come over. We didn't watch it yet.
#6 *snug*
#7 *icon*
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
To add to the DVR box woes, our AC keeps freezing up. Oy.
erinm_4600
Apr. 3rd, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
This may reply twice.. I think the phone tried to reply as an email.

Anyway, Jimmy and I had that same problem in the old apartment. Took maintenance three tries to finally get it unfrozen.

*shakes fist*

Technology!
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
I'm just glad it's happening now instead of in the middle of August.
erinm_4600
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
At least you'd have ice? :)
bizarra
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
Happy Easter!

Good for Mini-you!

Now that I can look up most of the time, we can go see the movie more times. LOL

:( We still need to watch it.
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 12:37 pm (UTC)
More Oz!

There's a lot of movies coming out that I want to see including This is the End. I just love the fact they're playing themselves and making fun of each other, like Franco's sexual orientation mystery. LOL! I found the first trailer.
bizarra
Apr. 3rd, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
I am kind of shocked that I want to see This is the End. Mostly because in general I'm not a fan of Seth Rogan's comedies. But this just looks hysterical, immature toilet humor aside. (Which is the main reason why I hate Seth Rogan movies. LOL)

And yes, definitly need more Oz!
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 03:58 pm (UTC)
Me, too. As much as I wanted to like Green Hornet, I was very disappointed.

It does look hysterical. I have a feeling Hubby won't want to see this, but the kids and I do.

I did laugh at this:

Seth: Sweet dreams, Franco.
Franco: I love you.
Seth: What?
bizarra
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
With Green Hornet, We weren't even impressed by the trailer.

LOL Yeah, that was funny. Also love that that is Emma Watson that breaks in to their place. LOL (I couldn't tell in the second trailer, darned eye)
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
I had hopes for it, but...yeah.

And the fact that they're spooning in that part makes it even funnier. It's great that she's in this and apparently kicks their butts to steal their stuff.
bizarra
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
Haha yes. And clearly he was OK with the spooning. Until, I guess it got personal. *snort*

Go LeoraEmma. Love that she's got that sense of humor. Because she so does. (Look at the two dorks she grew up with. *snicker*
erinm_4600
Apr. 3rd, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
I was just telling Biz.. it's sad when you like the actors more as themselves than any of their characters.

Now, I may have to see this.. Possible weekend? If employed, that is
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
I know, right?

YES!

This probably explains why all the production trucks were outside Franco's house. His neighbors were complaining about the trucks and the garbage. The garbage I can understand, though.
erinm_4600
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
Trucks are... trucks. We have firetrucks that make more racket than the neighbors. But, yeah.. lots of trash is no bueno. hopefully he got all the proper permits
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking it would have been nice of him to warn his neighbors first, but maybe he didn't want word to get out and then have crowds show up which would have pissed off his neighbors even more.

It's a no-win situation. Whatever.
erinm_4600
Apr. 3rd, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Too true...
klcthebookworm
Apr. 1st, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
That's what I left out of my last blog post: my thoughts/review on Oz. That's what I get trying to write it up before the trip.

And congrats on the scores!

Edited at 2013-04-01 06:58 pm (UTC)
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
I just finished rereading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, so I really need to get my thoughts down before I forget.

Thank you!
archersangel
Apr. 3rd, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Mini-Me ended up having to call security on some people who could not comprehend the words on the sign that read, "Please do not feed the animals." She tried to explain that the animals diets are specialized and popcorn is not on the menu.

i can't figure out if people just can't understand such signs or they think; "what's the harm?" or what.
gatechic
Apr. 3rd, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
It amazes how people disregard signs. They're there for a reason.
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