Thursday, September 07, 2006

We Had a Panda!

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...)

2 comments:

capello said...

Did you hear the headline that the ENTIRE US population is going to be overweight by 2030.

Really? The ENTIRE population? Isn't that a wee bit over stating?

MéLisa said...

Well I would say so! I don’t see all those Paris Hilton/Hollywood types slapping on the pounds between now & then.

I saw the panda news this morning but I didn’t realize it was at your zoo! Yeah!

By the way, it’s not just your public officials that manage to act like a bunch of ….well you know what’s. That seems to be national epidemic.