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By Michelle
September 9, 2005 - 9:14 PM

Hello World!

Last weekend, stressed out by the news about Hurricane Katrina, we spent a day in the 16th century at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. It was very relaxing, even though the Lord Governor of Ireland wanted to have Grace O'Malley executed and Sir Francis Drake's men were consorting with pirate women. There were belly dancers in the streets, a troupe of fire-jugglers and a phony Spanish lord who made a lot of cheese jokes, as well as roasted turkey legs, pan fried potatoes and a chocolate fountain. We saw two jousts, both of which ended in draws as the knights dragged each other off their horses and fought first with swords, then axes, then WWF-style moves. There was also abbreviated Shakespeare, a performance by minstrels at the pub, a pirate magic show and a human chess game.

We spent the rest of Labor Day weekend at my in-laws' house in Pennsylvania, watching the groundhogs in the backyard and the spectacular sunsets which they think may be caused by the nearby paper factory that puts some kind of pollutant in the air which turns the sky very red. And we went to the zoo, which had an open-air parakeet cage where people could walk through and have parakeets, rosellas and cockatiels land on their shoulders and hands to take seeds. I kept thinking about the dolphins that were rescued from New Orleans and put in a swimming pool at a Holiday Inn. It seems ridiculous to worry overmuch about what happened to all the animals in the city given the loss of human life, but many of the people who had stayed said that they did so because they couldn't bring their pets, and I haven't heard what happened to the animals from the Audubon Institute there.

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