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Thursday, May 24, 2007 02:58 pm

Summer Guide 2007

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Untitled Document We have a co-worker with boundless energy and a short attention span. You know the type — a little manic, a lot excitable, mostly fun. One of our resident wags came up with the affectionate nickname “Tigger” for this colleague. Because, of course, we’re all adults working in a pressure cooker of a newsroom, we then spent the rest of the day trying to figure out who was Eeyore and who was Piglet and who was Kanga. Technology is a great thing. You don’t have to leave your desk to explore the Hundred Acre Wood — you don’t even have to be an expert on Winnie the Pooh to identify your personality type. It’s all right there, on the Internet, at www.quizmeme.com/poohpersonality/quiz.php. Among the questions on the quiz: “Which outdoor activity would you choose?”
Me, I vote for “relaxing under a quiet tree.” (I’ve never been one for loud trees.) What does any of this have to do with the Summer Guide?
Nothing, really, except that it struck me, as I went through the lists of events and activities in this year’s summer calendar, that this is the time of year when Winnies, Piglets, and Eeyores can all find something fun to do. This year, we identify some different regional destinations. Marc Sigoloff takes a look at what’s playing at the multiplexes. Phil Funkenbusch tells us what’s being staged at area theaters. Corrine Frisch has a new list of great summer reads. From classy art shows and Shakespeare festivals to cow-chip tossing and half-naked romps on the beach, there’s plenty of fun, fun, fun here for everyone. Even Tigger. — Roland Klose, editor
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