Friday, April 15, 2011

The Guardians of Hoover Dam

"But I couldn't help staring at the two giant bronze guys with tall bladed wings like letter openers.  They were weathered brown except for their toes, which shone like new pennies from all the times people had rubbed them for good luck."
-- Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3: The Titan's Curse
They're really there, folks, and they really do have shiny toes.  Whether they provide emergency protection and transportation for half-blood teens in a tight spot, I didn't have opportunity to witness.  I just snapped a few photos from the car on the way by.

If you haven't met Percy Jackson yet, see if you can borrow a copy of The Lightning Thief from just about any middle-schooler.  At six books and counting, and a major motion picture, the series has gone viral.  So I don't really need to do a review, right?  But I might sometime, just for the fun of it.  They are fun books.

Just made a batch of lemon squares for #1 son to take to the social this evening.  Grades have been turned in and lesson plans completed; very little knitting has been done this week so far.

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