Some days.

Working backwards:

Lili got through the written portion of the Spelling Bee today and advanced to the oral rounds. I knew there was going to be a problem during the first part when the “Pronouncer” horribly mangled a number of perfectly common words, completely undermining the process. They even had to strike two or three words from the written test because his pronunciation was so horrible. It was worse in the orals. She got three out of six right there, but my opinion is that she might’ve gotten at least one more correct if the *#^$#* had any kind of spoken-word skill. RACHEL RAY in her worst days didn’t mangle the English language this bad.

Oh, you bet your sweet ass I’m going to be calling someone about this…

Besides that, though , she did great, we had a wonderful time, and she was cute as a button. I’ll upload a picture as soon as I get around to finding the cable for the camera.

I have many plants starting to sprout now. That makes me happy.

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