Thursday, March 26, 2009

To brighten your day

Newborn leopard cubs. Need I say more...

Who knew saving endangered species could be so sweet.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A sad day

The Senator Theatre, one of only four movie theaters in Baltimore City and one of the great old fashioned movie houses, is closing. I have many fond childhood memories (as well as more recent memories) that involve going to see movies at the Senator - seeing 1939 movies there for the 50th anniversary of the theater, going to see all three Star Wars rereleases (including the wait on line each time to buy the tickets), and of course seeing all the Harry Potter movies there. People have said that they want to take it over, but it's unclear if that will happen. If and until that happens, though, the theater will be closed, and it is a loss to the world of cinema.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Adult education class

I'm taking an adult education class this winter/spring. We're reading War and Peace, which is actually quite interesting, though I would not recommend reading it alone. It's definitely the kind of thing that you need to discuss with people as you are going along. I am far and away the youngest person in the class (every one else is at least considering retirement if they aren't retired already). But, that being said, it's a nice way to read a book that you might not otherwise want to just sit down and read. If you have a free night a week, I recommend finding the continuing education classes at a local college. They have the good parts of college classes (the discussion), without having to worry about ever having a test or paper coming up.