did i mention that bean has decided to attend the school formerly known as "the new high school" and also as "the expeditionary learning outward bound high school," and now, finally, known as casco bay high school? she will be going on an outward bound trip in september with her class, and she has to report her current blood pressure on the official health form (there's also a very long waiver, about which my friend dancer lady, whose daughter artemis went on last year's outward bound trip, advised me, "don't read it. just sign it."). to make a short story even longer, we went to hannaford to play with the blood pressure machine.
you will be delighted and relieved to know that the machine did not bruise her, and she did not faint.