Daily Archives: March 9, 2012

Good news Friday: JK Rowling writing more books. An adorable review of a new Olive Garden. And the Dancing Canucks kid will make you smile

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We begin this week’s edition of Good News Friday with a bit of news all Harry Potter fans will love: JK Rowling, who gave us the wonderful and magical world of Hogwarts, Voldemort, and the Society for the Protection of Elfish Welfare (SPEW), is writing a new book.
She’s only saying that it’s an adult novel, and that it will be “very different” from the Harry Potter series.
I wonder if it’s an “adult novel,” or an “adult” novel, if you know what I mean. Somehow I don’t think JK will be channeling her inner Jackie Collins or Danielle Steel.


**Next, you just never know what’s going to go viral in this day and age.  A woman named Marilyn Hagerty is 85 years old, and has been writing restaurant reviews for the Grand Forks (North Dakota) Herald for more than three decades.

Last week Marilyn went to visit and review Grand Forks’ newest exciting restaurant: The Olive Garden.
Yep, the Olive Garden got a restaurant review. And it’s adorable and hilarious and it’s been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.

A couple of excerpts from the review to whet your appetite:

– “My first visit to Olive Garden was during midafternoon, so I could be sure to get in. After a late breakfast, I figured a late lunch would be fashionable. The place is impressive. It’s fashioned in Tuscan farmhouse style with a welcoming entryway. There is seating for those who are waiting.”
–All in all, it is the largest and most beautiful restaurant now operating in Grand Forks. It attracts visitors from out of town as well as people who live here.

I love it. No word yet if she’ll be reviewing Bob’s Big Boy or Cracker Barrel next. Seriously, give it a read; it’s hilarious and beautiful in its simplicity.

**And finally, if you don’t start smiling watching this kid, something’s wrong with you. How much fun is he having at this game?