Hurricane: Rita's projected landfall track has moved toward Sabine Pass, near the Texas-Louisiana border. We will still be getting wind and rain, though, as the border is only about 100 miles away from Houston. Just about everything around here is shut up, however.
I heard that a bus carrying refugees exploded--not from a bomb, but from a combination of a spark and the passengers' oxygen tanks. *wince* About 20 people died.
Anna--Thanks for your call! I'm sorry I missed it. Mark and I are doing fine, which I hope he told you. :)
Not a whole lot else is going on around here. Our outside things have been put into the garage, and we're stocked up on food and water. Nothing to do now but wait.
Lecture Report: How Fans Speak
I found this link in lordavon's journal. It is written by someone who attended a lecture given by a speech therapist at a science fiction convention who was speaking about the differences between how fans interact with each other as opposed to people who are not fans. Having read the article, I think it would be more accurate to say that it is an observation of the difference in social interactions and speech habits between heavy readers and infrequent readers. It is fascinating to read!
Also, since Asperger's Syndrome is mentioned in the article, and I didn't know what it was, here is a link to a clinical description of it. Consider it your Medical Transcription Word of the Day. (g)