Sunday, February 22, 2009

I am looking at...

...a very nice blue-and-white handmade bowl I received from Granville Middle School, along with what I believe to be an OSU card protector. 
I mean, if it's not a card protector I don't know what it is. Those are just two mementos of my recent trip to Granville, Ohio, home of my new BFF Dana Gilligan, who can make a foam hot dog costume look very stylish.  I am not kidding.
The students at GMS were great--they had a lot of questions, most of which I did my best to answer. Unfortunately, the most common questions had to do with the ending of Invisible, and I couldn't answer them because about half the students had not yet read the book! As you can see from the second picture, the students and faculty put in a lot of work in anticipation of my visit. Jana Von Dach, a professional poker player masquerading as school librarian, brought in her own poker paraphernalia to make me feel comfortable on stage. It felt just like home, Jana. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Hey I go to Granville, and Mrs. Gilligan is my language arts teacher. haha she loves that hot dog suit, she believes life is like a hot dog. And I have to say, I agree with her.

I hoped you like Granville. I love it here!

Pete Hautman said...

I agree--Granville rox. BTW, on the first episode of the TV show "The Unusuals," there was a character wearing the EXACT SAME hot-dog costume Mrs. G. has!