Sunday, August 24, 2008

Well they certainly didn't have to do that for us

A friend of mine just started law school at Tulane. And as part of her orientation, they had an entire day devoted to the art of evacuating the city of New Orleans. How to plan your route, when to get started out, all that fun stuff. I don't know, but that isn't making me sign up to move to a seaside city that is below sea level.

Friday, August 15, 2008

So adorable

Knighthoods are silly. Penguins are cute. Put them together and they're unstoppable.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

There's hope for literacy yet

At Barnes and Noble yesterday, they were getting ready for their midnight release party for the new Twilight book (it's a teen romance vampire series - Entertainment Weekly raves about it). It seemed like it was going to be pretty fun, actually. There was a scavenger hunt around the store among the activities planned (they had the clues up around the store, at what I presume was the answer to the previous clue). But I just find it amusing that midnight release parties have become a standard thing that now happens. And especially since they are for YA books. That means kids are getting excited about reading (despite all those people who claim the contrary). And if they're reading as tweens and teens, they'll likely continue into adulthood. And that just brightens my day.