Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Lemony Evening

The big news around here is the Evening With Lemony Snicket we went to on Monday... It was an event sponsored through the library, and featured... who else... but the elusive and mysterious author of the Lemony Snicket books.

Both kids love the books, both the "old" series (Series of Unfortunate Events) and the "new" series (Asking All the Wrong Questions), but M was beside himself with excitement... dressed and ready to leave for the event appropriately 4 hours before it was time to go.

Lemony (AKA Dan Handler) didn't disappoint... Although stating up front that the real author couldn't be there, and he was just an "official representative", he couldn't have been more Lemony-like... cruising mysteriously through the audience, talking about lessons one should take from the books... including "Run away quickly" which he did, abruptly, at the end of his talk.

Before he dashed off the stage he put on a wonderful show which included sharing the best advice given to him: "Turn around. Leave while there's still time." and his favorite advice for life: "Make sure you have your own mask on, before helping others with theirs."

Good advice Lemony...

There is a great Lemony Snicket website here full of cool things to read and do...

... and here's someone else's video of a Lemony author talk from about a year ago... it's very similar to the one he did here the other evening. If you have a minute (or 15), watch it.. he's wonderful.

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