Today is “International Women’s Day”. In honor of the day, I would like to say that my favorite woman ever, of all time, across all political, geographical or chronological boundaries is Aung San Suu Kyi. This woman is the big bomb-diggity of everything! I’d like to say she inspires me, but I have no interest in getting involved in politics, and I’m not likely to change the world or my country in any major way, so maybe “inspire” isn’t the correct word. I will say she gives me hope for the planet. As long as there are women like her who are concerned enough to step up when needed, there is hope for us all.
I hope that the changes being promised by the Burmese government will actually take place, but will skeptically wait and see. Freeing Suu Kyi from house arrest was simply a good political move to make them look good in the eyes of the world, but what is really going on in the hills and jungles of Burma?
…And yes, I’m using the name “Burma” intentionally. Did you know that it was the military dictatorship that simply decided to change the country’s name to “Myanmar”? If we don’t recognize the political leadership as having true authority, why are we accepting their enforced name change? Hmm?
Fun for me (teehee) ...
Dudes, I am a Geography Nerd (among my various nerd-hats). I had a whole post written about the Storm of ’62 (which I advised you yesterday was the 50th anniversary, and a reason to celebrate), because personally, I think it’s fascinating to watch weather make monkeys of us all. But then as I told my mom about this documentary about it that any weather-junkie or geography-junkie would love, she suggested it was fascinating to me not for those reasons, but because I’m connected to the area. Okay, maybe so.
It’s one thing I’ll miss when I move. Delaware is an unfound state to most people. I’m a Geography Nerd and still used to have to find it through process of elimination! …you know, one by one naming the rest of the small states, until only Delaware was left. (hint: we’re not in New England.)
But since most Americans are NOT geography nerds, and most of my readers from outside the US don’t really need to know specifically where I am, I deleted all the
boring delightful geography-related stuff. However, so that they don’t revoke my Geography Nerd card, I feel I MUST at least include a map, so here:
(I love worldatlas[dot]com.)
Don’t you think Delaware looks a bit like Idaho, only shrunk down? (and without the mountains, but you can't tell that from a map.)
...here, for comparison...
Indiana’s not nearly so interesting.
...But at least I’ll be able to eat popcorn off a cob! (For real. I have photos. If you’re good maybe someday I’ll show you.)
International Women's Day, obviously. (We're doing a Girls' Night Out at a Mexican restaurant, for no particular reason.)
Also, "Purim", a Jewish festival celebrating liberation from the Persians.
Also? It's a Full Moon! Get your HOWL on!