As it turns out, I was in Napa, not Sonoma. I was definitely in Napa last weekend. I've returned, and, I'm told that I've even done a balloon ride that required me to be in the balloon at 5:30 in the morning on Sunday. 5:30. On Sunday. Seriously. I have a young child and I still didn't know that there was a 5:30 in the morning on Sundays. I thought they banned it. Of course, none of this has happened yet… sort of.
Sunday, August 30:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature - “The Queen of Trees.” I don’t know what, or who, exactly the queen is. However, I’m betting it’s a wasp and that this whole deal has to do with co-evolution. I wonder if that makes a tree the queen of wasps a tree. Or maybe the queen of people apple pie, and the queen of apple pie buttery goodness and then the queen of buttery goodness people. It’s a quandary.
9:00 – 10:30PM
Masterpiece Mystery! – "Inspector Lewis, Series II – And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea." For those of you not steeped in British police drama culture, "Inspector Lewis" is a spinoff off of "Inspector Morse." For his series, Lewis heads to Oxford to solve crimes (this time about stolen rare books… and murder). I'll certainly be watching (or will have watched it already depending on how things work out).
10:30 – 11:00PM
American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh. Wow, this guy's name is Art and he makes art. Art's an artist. He's an artsy Art. He photographed panoramic landscapes (hence that whole horizons thing in the title). I'm told that he used a 12x20 inch camera. Can you imagine? That's a monstrously big thing, it's too bad they didn't have digital back then.
Monday, August 31:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow “Tucson (Hour One)”. The Roadshow has gone west, landing smack dab in the middle of Tucson. It would be better if they were in Winslow, so that they could be standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, it’d be such a fine sight to see. Take it easy, don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.