Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up

Just a few of the pretty cool things that I've enjoyed over the last couple of days.

Self-Rescuing Princess on a Bike: I love all of the new Road ID ads that keep popping up during the Tour de France coverage we're watching religiously at our house. Each features Bob Roll (aka Bobke) asking a different cyclist if they want to go for a ride, usually in the middle of the night, or the middle of a broadcast, etc. I'd already seen the commercials with Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, and even Ben King. But this one surprised me!

Alison Starnes is an amazing professional cyclist. Too bad it's so difficult to find coverage of women's cycling, because you'd be amazed by what she can do!

A really nice write up on Ms. Magazine about Hermoine Granger. I haven't seen the last movie yet, but I'm hoping to soon! "Unlike most of the wizarding world, Hermione sees the people and creatures that have been written out of history and, in true feminist fashion, is determined to write them back in."

Then there was the news of the inaugural Google Science Fair, where all the top three finishers were all girls! Amazing!

And, lastly, I'll leave you with this really fantastic, super-interesting talk by Jane Goodall. It's nearly an hour, but totally worth every minute.


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