Monday, March 15, 2010

Not Running Related

Today I went on a field trip with my class to see the Peking Acrobats. Can I say WOW!  Amazing! Awesome!  Incredible!  The students loved it but I think the adults in the audience gasped the most. "What!" "OMG"  "No way" We were actually very dignified and did not blurt out but I certainly heard a lot of gasps!  The flexibility and strength of these 10 - 22 year olds was astonishing. They made extremely difficult things look easy.  They are the definition of the word balance. If you get a chance to see this show, DO!

Yesterday I posted a book review on Good Reads.  I don't often post a review but I spent the day reading and really enjoyed my book.  It was  a first novel for the author.  When I got home today I had an email sent via Good Reads that the author had sent me.  He thanked me for a good review, said I had MADE HIS DAY and offered to come to a book discussion group if it worked. Wow!  I figured no one even read those reviews.  It was nice to think the simple thing of taking a short time to write a review had made such a difference to someone!

March Madness!  I need to fill out my bracket.  I know nothing about basketball but a chance to compete and gamble all at once! Can't resist it.  Of course I have to move UVM along even though they are 16 playing against 1. BUT the last time in 2005 - their first time to the Big Dance - they played Syracuse and BEAT THEM!  Good luck filling out those brackets.  I hope you know more about it than I do!

20 comments:

Meg said...

Amazing talent! I've seen these acrobats on tv, I bet the kids loved them and are trying out all their stunts at home tonight!
How neat that you heard back from the author, I love that!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I have been RESTING all day :)

My Gonzaga girls play in Seattle for the 1st round NCAA action, I just bought tickets.. YIPPEE!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Just read your book review. Sounds like a good book! So fun that the author emailed you!

The acrobats show sounds like fun, too!

MCM Mama said...

So cool that the author contacted you!

LookingUpAgain said...

I love field trips! I'm currently in the process of organizing one to a living history museum in our area. It's so weird being the "adult" in charge in those situations. I'm so used to being the student :)

Awesome that the author contacted you!

Johann said...

Those acrobats sure are amazing! I'm the exact opposite from acrobat.

Amy said...

Oh, I love a book that grabs you enough to spend a whole day reading it! And I bet it made your day that the author sent you that note! Yes, I think small actions can make a big difference to another person. Where can I find your review?

Michelle said...

Awesome! I will have to check out that book.

Suzy said...

Nice review of the book! I'll have to add it to my pile of TBR books.

Staci Dombroski said...

That is awesome about the author!!! I really need to get going and look how to get my book published!

Marlene said...

Oh wow, I would love to see an acrobatic show like that. Sounds incredible!

Katie A. said...

Very cool the author took time to contact you - I may have to check that book out!

Julie said...

It sounds like you had a pretty exciting day!!

I am so impressed that the author of that book was so touched by your comment that he sent you a personal e-mail!! How great was that? See, there are things that are totally worth doing if it will make someones day:) You set yourself up with positive karma:) Have a fabulous day!!

Teamarcia said...

That is so cool you made that author's day!
You can't know less than I about March Madness. Impossible.

Heidi said...

I saw a group here like that a couple years ago at our fair. Not sure if it was the same one, but same idea. They were incredible! I was in awe of their talent and strength.

Anne said...

I will definitely look for that book...Irreplaceable, I believe! Sounds good :)

Molly said...

how cool that the author responded to you!

we'll see how SU and UVM do!! : )

Keri said...

How fun that the author read your review and emailed you! That has to feel so good to make some one's day!

Tara said...

That's pretty cool that the author contacted you. I may need to pick up that book; although I have about 5 others I need to read!!

Good luck w/ your brackets!

Robin said...

Wow! That's really neat that the author contacted you! :) And the Peking Acrobats sounds amazing!