Monday, February 26, 2007

Proof it pays to read

If you're like me, then you also have someone in your life whom if you should ever come home and find this person quietly reading a book, then you'd swear you'd just entered the wrong house.

Well, now you can point to this news story and prove to that loved one that it pays to read. Did you hear about the toddler who had her babysitter buy her a book in a thrift store for $.25, and after the babysitter bought it, she opened the book and discovered $1300 had been hidden inside?

That's one intuitive toddler! (And a lucky babysitter).

You can read the full story here.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Creativity comes in all forms

Have you seen this on You Tube? This guy from Norway films himself playing one note at a time on a drum set and a piano, and then edits together a decent song. His name is Lasse Gjertsen and he claims he can't play either instrument.

I love it when people don't let anything stand in their way because they feel compelled to create, and I don't just mean not knowing how to play musical instruments, but also learning to deal with severe dyslexia in order to write stories or overcoming health or social issues (or anything else that may be blocking their path).

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy this short video. :-)