Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Hero.

I'm definitely planning to focus this blog back to it's original intentions--history. I just watched the movie Pearl Harbor and despite it's many historically inaccuracies, realized I am still very much in love with it.

The character I am most drawn to is based on a real man, Dorie Miller. He was an African American in the Navy during World War II, which meant his duties were kept to little more than a cook, actually less than a cook. He did laundry and cleaned up after others ate. He had never even fired a weapon. On the day of the attack, he took his place at an abandoned gun and shot down one of the Japanese Zeros. Only 29 Japanese Zeros were shot down on December 7; his was one of them. Pretty amazing.

He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross.

Cuba Gooding, Jr. did an excellent job portraying him and paying homage to this unsung hero of World War II.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Charlie Brown

It's true. Our own little "Charlie Brown" is on his/her way.

See the resemblance?

Jeff and I are so excited. C.B. is due December 20, and we cannot wait. Many new chapters are ahead for us and that's what makes this waiting chapter even more exciting/long/terrifying/thrilling.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Don't mind the mess.

I'm playing with CSS.

In fact, I'm pretty excited that my first very simple attempt worked. Woo hoo! Now for more challenging tests.

Soon this blog will be up and running and updated more often with historically interesting articles and information. I'm feeling motivated right now.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Just a Romantic

That's right. That's me. Historically, culinarily, hopefully, hopelessly, literarily, authorially. A romantic. A romantic who is learning to listen to her heart.

P.S. The shoe (designed for Queen Victoria) has nothing to do with anything. I just like it.