So I have not posted for quite a while. This is mainly due to my lacking anything even remotely interesting to say.
In my History Seminar class in school we have been talking about the Cold War and so my mind has basically been filled with Joseph McCarthy and that sort of thing for the past few weeks. It will continue to be filled with the Junior Senator from Wisconsin for at least a few weeks longer, as I just checked out a book on him for a report. McCarthy has even invaded my other classes, as I have a random sticky note on my AP Calculus binder with his name on it (I'm not sure why) and I just completed a Spanish project that basically summarizes the McCarthy/Murrow situation with all of the main players as animals. Eisenhower is a giraffe.
Hope everyone has had a nice Valentine's Day (or Velociraptor Day, if you so choose).
I decided to take this opportunity to publicly declare my love for the following:
♥ My friends.
♥ My family.
♥ Those who have influenced me (er, positively) over the years.
♥ Cookies. Oh! and dark chocolate.
♥ Presidents' Day (which is quickly approaching!).
♥ Classical music and music history.
♥ Henry Clay and his failed presidential campaigns. Clay in Oh-Ay(t)!
♥ Abraham Lincoln and his always being around for me to talk to outside of the train station.
♥ Old documents and artifacts.
♥ My readers. Especially those who leave me comments or have contacted me personally to give me your input.
♥ The history community.
♥ Anyone who has any part in the preservation of historic sites.
♥ Riding on carouselles. This is much more fun to do as a teenager than I remember it being when I was a little kid.
♥ Politics, for being interesting.
♥ Monty Python's "Hungarian-English Phrasebook" sketch (and Zack Fry for reminding me of it just now).
And that's sort of a short list!
You can expect another post from me on Presidents' Day. It will be picture-filled (and delicious!) hopefully.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
- T.S. Eliot
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