Thursday, November 30, 2006

How old are you?

Love this site! Find out how old you really are with the Health Age Calculator. According to the HAC, I'm 28. Seriously.

The Ten Best Books of 2006

I'm a little embarassed. This NYT article lists the best books of 2006. I haven't read one of them - I'm still trying to read books from 2004!

Live in Huntsville? Love model trains?

In an article in the Huntsville Times, Dick Metzger "decided to come out of the closet; I'm a grown man, and I play with trains," Metzger, proprietor of Southerland Station toy and hobby shop, said. "I had no idea that there were so many people in Huntsville who loved electric trains as much as I did."

Mr. Metzger has an open house every year with two rooms of train displays, a lego train room, snacks and an appearance from Hello Kitty. That would seal it for me.

Here's information on the open house.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Et tu, Bronxus?

Latin in the Bronx! Read this NYT article about the Bronx Latin School. It always pays to fill young minds with great things...

HBO "Preacher"

HBO is developing a series based on the Vertigo comic "Preacher," which "told the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon." Wow, who plays the lead? I hope it's Ray Romano.

I'm a wee bit sensitive to this sort of thing. My husband is a preacher...he's also adopted...

This is your chess on drugs

The guys in the Chess Club might not believe this. The World Chess Federation will begin drug testing at the Asian Games this week, "although the sport's top official in Doha said he had no idea how drugs could enhance chess performance."

They're doing this in the hopes that chess will become an Olympic sport. Judges may mark you for post-match testing. Here's the little article.