The Shapiro Files

Monday, March 21, 2005

Springing into Spring

flowersSpring is here.
Birds are calling.
Skunks are crawling.
Wagging their tails for love!

Spring is here.
Whales are churning.
Worms are squirming.
Wagging their tails for love!


—Charlie Chaplin (from Limelight, 1952)


Yesterday marked the first day of spring. Marcie and I ushered in the new season with a weekend visit to San Diego to see my brother Dan, my sister-in-law Kim, and my mother (visiting from Upland). Highlights of our trip included:
  • Seeing two plays (Batboy and Pageant) — both extremely entertaining

  • Watching The Boy in the Plastic Bubble in all its cringe-inducing glory for the first time in nearly 20 years

  • Spending some time with dozens of napping sea lions at the La Jolla Children's Pool area
On a completely unrelated note, happy 320th birthday to Johann Sebastian Bach. You don't look a day over 300, J.B.!

5 Comments:

  • Ballyhoo...Schmallyhoo..Bring back "It's a dog's life"!

    That is classic theater :)

    Bradley

    By Blogger Bradley Egel, at 3/23/2005 5:40 AM  

  • Really? I've always been under the impression that movie was a real dog!

    By Blogger Steve Shapiro, at 3/23/2005 2:51 PM  

  • On a side note...if one has tickets for April 23rd...do they say..."I have tickets for the last night of the last night of Ballyhoo..."???

    Or is that just superfluous...

    Should I file that in the department of redundancy department?

    Bradley

    By Blogger Bradley Egel, at 3/23/2005 3:46 PM  

  • Sure you can file such a complaint; but first, why not make yourself comfortable? Please have a seat and be seated.

    By Blogger Steve Shapiro, at 3/23/2005 5:05 PM  

  • Hi Steve:

    Uncle Bruce and I watched "It's a Dog's Life" for the first time.
    So cute!!! We loved it!!!

    You are one talented nephew!!!

    Love your Blog, and glad you got Brad started on one! I go to both of them every day to see what's new!!

    :)

    Love to you and Marcie!

    By Anonymous Aunt Linda, at 3/26/2005 9:32 AM  

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