Posted by Ethne~
Background: Wikipedia and I are good friends. I research totally random subjects and then report my discoveries to my family. They LOVE it. Most recent case-in-point led to the following convo with Shaun.
Shaun: What are you reading?
Me: Wikipedia, about airplane disasters.
Shaun: You're researching about airplanes crashing?
Me: Yes, in particular, I find it interesting when pilot error leads to the crashing of perfectly functioning aircraft.
Shaun: You research the most random things. First it was Mormons, then it was WWII, now it's airplane crashes.
Me: I know. The other day I told my sister all about the various head coverings that Jewish women wear over their natural hair. It was interesting. She enjoyed it.
Me: I told my dad about my airplane crash research and asked him if he remembered a crash in 1983 where the Soviets shot down a South Korean airliner. He said he did and that I should make myself useful and research the cattle drives up and down the central Great Plains, which is a subject in his latest book.
Shaun: Ha. He's probably right.
NOTE - Whit and I decided that in college, we should've studied the history of make-up, as in ancient history to present. That would've been totally rad. We did not take advantage of our liberal arts opportunities at all! (To be fair, I did ace my research paper about deodorant. I got to pick the topic. True story. FYI, I don't wear deodorant that contains aluminum, it's bad news.) I bet Wikipedia knows about make-up. Bless its heart.