Haven't blogged, though it seems from the comments I'm not much missed. Hmph.
We're getting ready for a big fundraiser at Ari's school for the Robotics Club - Central High in downtown Burlington. On Saturday, we're holding a Ford Drive One 4 UR School event. Along with Discovery Ford, we will have 8 spanky new Fords for you to test drive. For each test drive, the Robotics Club earns 20 bucks. Just think: a team raising money for a great cause, and all they want is ten minutes of your time! Come to Burlington. I'll be there all day conducting tests drives, and so will my colleagues Lesley Wimbush, Peter Bleakney and Jeff Voth. We all write for different outlets, so how's that for the spirit of cooperation?!
We run from 9-4, if you're early you can get breakfast, and they'll be BBQ at lunch. Bring a dirty car - the kids will be doing a carwash, too. And, best part? You can meet the robot. If seeing what these kids can build doesn't blow your mind, I'll be surprised. This is the coolest thing, ever. My column in tomorrow's Globe is an intro to the event.
Speaking of robots, it seems some of you Sweet Commenters are getting increasingly weird words to convince the powers that you're not robots. Roz now believes it is speaking to her in Arabic; we spent a moment marveling at how complex the Arabic characters are. I told her my new phone has a conversion for that, and it kinda freaked me out the first time. Here is her response:
Roz: "If I was Arabic, I would be having a really hard time with our keyboards. Their letters are so hard."
Me: "I'm sure they have their own keyboards."
Roz: "Oh. That makes sense."
Me: "Yes, it does."
Roz: "Cuz otherwise, you'd have to have tons of little sticky notes all over the keys."
Me: Silently shakes head....