Another quick hit here -
We had a panda!!!!
And by that, I obviously don't mean that I personally had a panda - LunLun at Zoo Atlanta had a cub yesterday afternoon!
I am strangely excited by this.
Earlier in the year, there was a series of "is she/isn't she" pregnancy articles in the newspaper- and then they just kind of tapered off. And I guess that I just kind of forgot about it. But when I brought in the paper this morning, there it was - front page news*.
Bless her heart - 36 hours worth of labor? There may be more to this story, as it turns out that pandas have twins about half the time - so if we get another cub, I'll let you know...
Or maybe you can see for yourself on the PandaCam!
*Which was a nice change from our recent front page headlines, which lately have consisted of:
* how bad our schools are
*how fat our population is
*some sort of horrible/tragic/bizarre death/hostage situation/drug deal gone awry
*or - last but certainly not least - one of our state's fine politicians just generally embarrassing him/herself and the rest of the state as well.
(and yes, Cynthia, I do mean you. Although, unfortunately, you are not alone in acting as an embarrassment...)