More from 2012.
NoJoMo Day 29 – 11/29/2012
Today, another exercise in frustration. But I’m finished for the day. Interesting episodes of people power-tripping. It is what it is.
1. List 5 people you know, then describe each of them in 5 words.
Perhaps a bit too personal to name names, here, so I won’t. Readers can figure out who these people are…. (And if people can’t figure out who the first one is, I just don’t know what to say…. OD-only hint: none of them is here.)
2. If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to hav seen?
I’ve been kicking this one around for awhile, and am still not sure. First thing that came to mind? Oh, the huge manatee! Even in black and white, the Hindenberg was pretty spectacular.
Katrina? (Since there’s a Saints’ game tonight….) I’ve seen more storms than I’d ever like now, thank you very much. When I was nineteen, would have been a different story.
Mount St. Helens? I haven’t ever really seen a massive volcano. But, maybe in a few weeks, if the Mayans were right, that means the Yellowstone one is going to go off…..
It’s hard to pinpoint a single thing. Even moreso with my failing eyesight, and the realization that something that’s visually-spectacular often has lasting, widespread effects.
Who really saw what was going on during Watergate? Franz Ferdinand getting taken out (apologies if I sparked the earworm; only partially intentional)? Important, but only a small part of the whole story. 9/11? All over the TV when it happened, but the buildings and field were only parts to a larger story; a larger story you can’t see in a :30 clip on YouTube.
Just recycling one of the two prompts….
If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?
Woodrow Wilson’s machinations when it came to crafting the Treaty of Versailles. What a long-lasting disaster of history.
The US Senate didn’t ratify it, which was probably, in retrospect, a very good thing. If Wilson was as insidious as the most-recent progressive to hold the office, he would have just gone around the US process to get what he wanted.
I might could rap about this for pages, but today was another long day in another long week. Today was getting my Tysabri infusion. Tomorrow is going to be the dentist to get a tooth repaired.
So tomorrow I’ll wrap up year seven. Am I proud that I’ve done it? Well, find out tomorrow.