Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Weekend Assignment #327: Beat the Heat!

I've had this topic in mind for a while now, but I wanted to wait for things to heat up first:


Weekend Assignment #327: Beat the Heat!

Summer is well underway now. If you live in the northern hemisphere, the days are long and the sun is on its way to being about as hot as it gets in your particular climate. How do you stay cool when the weather gets hot?

Extra Credit: If you've ever relocated hundreds of miles to a new home, did the climate play a role in your decision to move?

Here are the guidelines for participating:
1. Please post your response no later than than Wednesday, July 21st at 9 PM EDT, 6 PM Pacific. You can do this either in a blog entry of your own or in the comments section below.

2. Please mention the Weekend Assignment in your blog post, and include a link back to the original entry. Using one of the logos shown here is encouraged but not mandatory.

3. Please come back here after you've posted, and leave a link to your entry in the comments to the assignment. Please post the URL itself rather than a live link.

4. Visiting other participants' entries is strongly encouraged!

5. We're always looking for topic ideas. Please see the "Teacher's Lounge" page for details. If we use your idea, you will be credited as that week's "guest professor."

6. We reserve the right to remove rude or unpleasant comments (not to mention comment spam), and to leave entries off the linking list if the person has been rude or unpleasant, or fails to mention the Weekend Assignment in the entry.

Now let's see some excerpts from the participating entries from last week's Assignment, for Weekend Assignment #326: Off To Camp. Please click on each name to read the entire entry:

Kaitlyn said...
My answer to this assignment is suggested by the question itself. What kind of camp is it? Why, it’s a fantasy camp, of course!
OK, in real life, I couldn’t call myself any kind of an expert on fantasy. I’ve read Tolkien, but it’s been years, and I didn’t like it that much....

Anne said...
For a few minutes there, I couldn’t even think of a kind of fantasy camp, other than for one sport or another. Then I remembered Homer Simpson’s Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp. Then I drove by a Sportscaster Fantasy Camp at a park district the other day. And I guess Space Camp would count. The truth is that I don’t even know what Fantasy Camp I’d want to attend.

Stephen said...
So, yes, if I were suddenly transported to a magical world where I was an invited guest-speaker and an expert in anything, it would be something to do with the fantasy and speculative fiction genres. So, the “fantasy camp” in question would probably be some kind of convention where I’d be a panel-speaker or some-such as that. There are a lot of real-world sci-fi-themed conventions, but I’d have to be at one that was slanted slightly more toward the fantasy end of the spectrum. Likewise, it could be a fantasy-themed writer’s convocation, or a writing workshop of some sort.

Karen said...
But let's play this out. How would a fantasy camp for sf geeks be different from a ComicCon, and Worldcon, a Gallifrey One or any number of other conventions? It would be much smaller and more intimate, with more of the one-on-one opportunities that are a challenge for conventions to arrange, if they try at all.
Interesting! Three quarters of us opted for pretty much the same nonexistent kind of camp!

Thanks to all who joined in last week. And if you didn't, well, I hope you jump back in this week! ;)



  1. Sorry I've been gone for awhile - the explanation is in my post - but I'm glad to be back this week!

    Stay cool, y'all!

  2. Here is my post:

  3. I wasn't feeling the most inspired by this one, so I kind of floundered a bit...

  4. I'm up. This is a perfect since we are going through a little hot spell here.

  5. I would have posted sooner, but today took an unexpected, and relevant, turn: