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February 17, 2007

Hey Nonny Nonny

So much to say. Caleb surprised me yesterday with a belated V-Day present. It was fabulous. Super fun. More later, I promise.

It was 78 degrees today. We walked to Subway for lunch and it was HOT outside. HOT. There was a baseball game going on at the baseball field that just so HAPPENS to be in our "backyard." We could watch the hole thing from a balcony near our apartment.

Went to an Egyptian museum today in San Jose. Apparently it's fairly famous and has a lot of very old artifacts. I saw a mummy. A real live dead mummy. With teeth. Fingernails. From EONS ago. It was insanely fascinating. Bones are one thing, but when you get to actually see how well preserved these are after thousands of years?! Well, it just made me think you know? I found myself in front of one of them, staring, wondering about their life. My second favorite part was the exhibits that talked about their vanities. The Egyptians LOVED makeup. They wore hair extensions. They used "eyeliner". Green eyeshadow. They used tweezers religiously. It really made me realize that they were actually PEOPLE, you know? Which sounds silly, I know, but you hear about them on documentaries, read about them in school. They seem so mysterious, and get tossed up on a pedestal and immortalized, but they were just like us. Wearing jewelry, makeup. Wanting to make their hair thicker. I loved it. I could hang out with Nefertiti. We could chill.

And to end this perfect day? I actually convinced Caleb to watch "Much Ado About Nothing" with me. Yeah for balmy Saturdays.

3 comments:

Tracey said...

The Egyptian Museum sounds like a blast! You're right, hard to think of mummies as anything more than dusty history lessons; I'll bet the museum really brings them to life (but hopefully not literally, lol!)

Yes, you saw an aussie on my blog :)

em said...

What a great way to spend the weekend. You guys always do such fun, educational things. We spent our night last night practicing at Dance Dance Revolution -- such dorks, we are! :)

KimbaLee said...

See, but Dance Dance Revolution!! SO MUCH FUN. I miss that game..our friends had it in Oregon!