My daughter bounced into the living room tonight and chirped, “Mom! Topher is my friend! I have Topher on my laptop!” She sang and danced and generally acted like you’d expect a young teenage girl to act if she’d just added a rock star to her Skype friends list and had a date to teleconference with him the next day.
What? You don’t know who Topher is? Well, he works with a book store called Book People in Austin, TX, and his claim to “fame” is that he created a literary summer camp based on the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. He’s on a first name basis with Rick. He brings the world of Percy and Annabeth and Grover to life. In our world, that makes him a rock star.
Tomorrow, Jordi and her friends begin a Greek herioc quest by teleconferencing with Camp Halfblood campers in other states. Our new odyssey begins. Let’s rock.
P.S. Thanks to Intel for phrasing that fabulous slogan. 🙂