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Smell ya later, swim center
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Today was my last swim at Forest Park before their closure, and it was a really lovely one. I went a little later, and the pool was quite empty by the time I left. It's nice that an hour treading water is now the normal amount, since I used to stop after half an hour oftentimes because of crowds. It'll be nice to see what it's like there when it reopens. I know they're getting new lockers, which is my biggest complaint about the place.

I waited too long to watch Grease! Live and it was no longer on Hulu. Glad I complained about that on Facebook, because my coworker said she had it on her DVR and hadn't watched yet. And it turned out to be a good thing I mentioned it when I did, because she has to replace her DVR this weekend and will lose all her recordings! So I went over there at lunchtime today and we spent the afternoon watching it. I picked up a lovely chirashi and special cucumber roll on my way there.

Chirashi, special cucumber roll

All her cats are black and it's always hard to get a good photo.

Halp, trapped

Grease! Live was pretty amazing, by the way. I figured it would be like The Wiz live: good, but a small stage production. Completely wrong. They built a huge complex to film it on and had over 600 cast and crew present, and the audience was seated in the sets. I only spotted one small mistake and it was in one of the more challenging sequences to film on a sound stage (the drag race) and that's pretty good for something 140 minutes long without commercials. And to find out one of the stars found out her father died right before they did it made me respect everyone's skills even more.

I just wish they would have left the set intact and filmed Grease 2 Live the next weekend. Grease 2 is way better than Grease.

Thinking about it more, I've decided I need to send at least one photo post to lj each day while I'm gone. I've only got about a dozen days since 2009 that I didn't post during, and seeing those days in the calendar always bugs me a bit. I wonder what I was doing that led to my not posting, and realize if I'd just mentioned what I did, I would not only know, but wouldn't be asking. Ha.

It's just important to me to keep lj alive. People complain that they miss the experience of lj in its heyday, but they won't post. And don't get me started on the ones who used to spend a couple of hours a day reading their friends list, but won't read it now that it only takes a minute or two.

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People constantly complain that LJ is dead - but they have the power to post here & they don't. So they're part of the problem.

It's funny how many people have decided that all lj is good for is secrets and sad stuff.

Stupid Facebook, taking over the world and all. I don't hate FB like I used to, it's actually great for keeping in touch with people, but LJ is where I write.

Same. Like, there's no point in talking about tv shows over here, FB is fun for casual stuff.

Yes!!!! Your last paragraph about Lj really annoys me too!!! My f-list is painfully brief reading now and used to take me at least 30 minutes.

I really prefer Lj over any other social networking because you can have a proper conversation.


It sounds like your regular pool really needs some updating.

The first time I used goggles in it was after they announced that the maintenance was about to happen. I saw the bottom of the pool clearly for the first time and thought, yeah, it's due for a bit of a scrub.

i do need to post more frequently, but i still read every day!

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