Sooo... last night I was sitting on the couch next to Paul while I published my Thankful Thursday post. As I "viewed blog" to make sure it posted correctly I took note of my ClustrMap. You know, the map on the side of the blog that charts all the wonderful places from where you visit...
I noticed that there were a bunch of red dots on areas I was unfamiliar. IE... on continents I couldn't name. So- I thought it smart of me to take advantage of Sir "Where-Wiz's" location and ask him where some of you are visiting from...
I wish I could say my kind and gracious husband was, well, either kind OR gracious... unfortunately he grilled me.
"Really, you don't know know this one right here?"
"Seriously, you don't know it?"
"Uhhhhh. Still no."
"No No... really- you don't know that this is Australia?"
"Yes... I know! (now that you told me... Duh!)
"And what about this one- Africa? And this one- Philippine Islands (I think that's what he said.) And this is Europe. Probably Germany... "
To which, if I'm being honest- I started hearing Charlie Brown's teacher drone away... "Whah Whah Whah Whah Whah..... Whah Whah Whah."
And so- I put this out in the blogosphere... I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE FROM. Don't be offended. It's always been a sore spot in my education. Feel free to leave me a comment telling me of your local. :0)
Ooooh... Oooohhh- case in point.... One of my best friends from highschool and I a few years ago talked about getting our families together for a vacation. She, at the time, lived in Tennessee and we lived here in Pennsylvania. As vacation talk continued she said, "Let's try to meet somewhere in the middle. " Knowing full well I lacked geographical skill... I diverted to her and this is what she then voiced to me...
"Hey, I know. Since it takes us about 12 hours to get from Tennessee to Pennsylvania- let's meet in Florida. It only takes us 6 hours to get there."
Hmmmmm. Our high school didn't serve us well now did it? A severe injustice if you ask me. Even I know in my limited geographical knowledge that we were shooting for a "Carolina"... which one however, no idea. Needless to say- that family vacation never happened.