Sunday, June 5, 2011

Three times!

Did you know there is a World Science Festival? I wouldn't either, if there wasn't a certain a geek of a sister who has been counting down the months to this since last year. Dani went a total of three times. Once with friends from geek school, once with Alex and a friend, and today she wanted me to go see so we went before our fire family dinner.

It was ... not horridly boring. It's not your typical kind of interesting, but they shoved famous people in there, gave out swag and made things interactive to make it more exciting. The thing is, it's just really not my thing. I can't get excited about science, and there are only so many times I can nod and say, "Cool" when someone is geeking out over something sciencey. I brought sunscreen and a book. I wish I'd brought Josh.

By the time we got home, Dani's face hurt from smiling so much, and she was too hyper to go to sleep, even though we'd had a couple of hours doing dinner in Brooklyn to come down off the science high. Even though we ran into a bunch of her school friends there, ever since we got home she's been online talking to everyone about it. I really do not get her.


Lisa said...

My mother in law used to work for the people who run the festival; her job was setting it up and getting guest speakers, etc. I'm glad your sister enjoyed it :-)

Yankee, Transferred said...

I think she's great. The idea of being excited about science is totally foreign to me, too, but it's wonderful that she gets all worked up over it. The world needs scientists and geeks.