"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." - Luciano Pavarotti
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Finis Coronat Opus
My brother qualified for the geography bee last week. At first I had never heard of a geography bee. A spelling bee, yes...geography...no. Perhaps I didn't pay attention in the 7th grade. Anyhow, my mother pulled out a world atlas guide for him to start studying or at least looking over. I got a hold of it and was fully interested in the variety of flags. I had no earthly idea that Nepal had such a unique flag or that Libya could just use solid green as theirs. My favorite so far has to be Seychelles (Left). Let me start by saying that I had no idea where Seychelles was. I decided to test my family and see if they knew what the smallest country in the world was...Vatican City. My dad was off a bit and agrued that Vatican City was not a country. Looking it up we found that it is in the fact the smallest country, and a little ways down the list I saw Seychelles yet again. Upon googling I found that it is a set of islands in the Indian Ocean. Looking at the map it is kind of off the coast some ways from Africa, above Madagascar. Yup, just sitting out there in the Indian Ocean, being seemingly beautiful. Anyone want to go and stick our feet in the water? Home to the tiger shark though, so be careful. Looks like a great place for a honeymoon, but if I could go anywhere I think I'd jump on over to the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, which is located in the south-eastern edge of Le Bourget Airport, 10 km north of Paris. I'd like to see the fragment remains of Antoine de Saint Exupérys plane, then I'd die a happy little girl. More about that another time, because I've got to go finish packing for THAILAND!
"Shall be the Chosen One, the Child of Light, who will teach them! Go forth and give them tasty snacks!"
I graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelors degree in Human Environmental Sciences, in the field of Restaurant and Hotel Management, specializing in restaurants and tourism. Part time adventurer, I hope to someday open a bed and breakfast/restaurant.
"A foreign critic once described America as a country which had one sauce and twenty different religions. Evidently he did not reach New Orleans in his travels, or else he would have discovered that its gravies are even more varied than its theology, and that good cooking is one of its religions."
-Dorothy Dix (Famous Drinks and Foods from the Carnival City)
Books: When Broken Glass Floats Lost Horizon Bonjour Tristesse Anil's Ghost The Children's Book How To Be Like Walt Holy Cow Never Let Me Go A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes A Proper Pursuit Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl Who Played with Fire The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest Shantaram: A Novel French Women Don't Sleep Alone Hide Jitterbug Perfume The White Tiger Eat, Pray, Love The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World The Last Madam The Bell Witch Haunting The Shell Collector French Milk A Jungle Effect The World That Made New Orleans Gumbo Takes: Finding My Place at the NOLAs Table