Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
OK, finally getting to the rocket launch video. A big thank you to my wonderful assistant, Meaghan, for getting the footage, and getting it such a way that I didn't really need to edit. While we were at the launch, the tech guys were replacing my computer, so I came back to all either new versions of software, or completely different software. In the case of video editing, it's completely different software that I haven't had a chance to really play with yet. Anyway, I know she lost most of the rockets in the air, but they're darn hard to track just looking up at the sky. Even tougher trying to do it through a video camera lens. Again, thanks Meaghan! Enjoy the video!
A little PS - I've been having issues trying to upload the video. It looks like it didn't upload, but I suspect that it did. I won't know for sure until I actually publish the post. When I do, if the video isn't actually there, I'll delete the post and try again. If that happens, my apologies.
Finished D.C. Pierson's The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Needed To a few days ago. Honestly, I'm still deciding how I feel about this one. Darren, one of the main characters, is a relatively nerdy high school student who likes to draw. He pretty much keeps to himself, until another, even nerdier student, Eric, notices his drawings, asks serious questions about them, and doesn't make fun of Darren or the drawings. In fact they quickly discover a shared love of sci-fi, and soon are hanging out together, developing a full-scale series of movies, and books, based on their character and story ideas. Eventually Eric confides in Darren and tells him something about himself that he has kept quiet. He never sleeps. Never has. Ever. He doesn't get tired either, but Darren later sees the periodic, near-breakdowns, that Eric suffers as a result of never having the down brain time that everyone else does. Together, they start trying to test the limits and consequences of Eric's "ability." Along the way, a girl comes between them, and Darren breaks the confidence in retaliation. Suddenly big, mean men are looking for Eric in order to run tests on him. When Darren and Eric go on the run, Darren learns something even more fantastic about the extent of Eric's "ability" that makes it even more dangerous. Due to a bit of language, and some mature, though not really graphic content, this one is for high school, not middle school students. Generally, pretty funny, with some teenage angst, and sci-fi stuff thrown in as well. Enjoy!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Hint: If you get stumped on some, all of the titles are books listed in the genre booklists located in the Teen section of the library.
HET MIET RAAXPOD
EHT KBOO FITEH
TEH RRPOEHSITC LIKLRE
HTE GHRUEN MSAEG
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Oh, and I'll post pics from yesterday, as well as pics and video from today's launch, tomorrow afternoon when I'm in the library next. Look for them then.