Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Heads or Tails: Explore

Today's Heads or Tails theme is Explore.

You know, the only thing I could think of that had to do with exploring was yesterday's Columbus Day holiday. In 1492, Columbus went exploring and found what he thought was India but was actually America. Or that's about all I can remember of the story lol. He was much cooler in elementary school when we got to spend the day making paper hats and coloring pictures of the world and boats. Personally, I think there are cooler explorers like Magellan. He sailed around the world, but we don't get to have a Magellan Day, instead we get an almost non-holiday for a guy who bumped into the wrong continent and got all the natives mis-named forever. I guess I wouldn't mind as much if the almost-holiday wasn't responsible for closing the banks, libraries, and post offices on what is a normal day for everyone else. Or if we got candy or presents or flowers or something for the day.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Josh says that Columbus was a mass murderer and he wasn't the first to discovery America. Amerigo Vespuci was the first first. Hehe! =) Hi BTW!

Nell

Kara said...

Yeah, they don't tell you all that in 5th grade history lol. Columbus gets way too much credit. Love you guys!

Michelle said...

Nell, er Josh, is right. Everything about Columbus was a nightmare and he doesn't deserve a holiday. I hate how history messes that up.

Ok, off my soap box. ;)

Skittles said...

I wonder why the day is still a holiday since he didn't really do what we're supposed to be celebrating. :)

Kara said...

I think they just keep it because it's a gov't holiday and they will take any excuse to sit on their butts and not work :P lol

Andrée said...

We don't have it off here like we did in Connecticut. And it was the perfect holiday because it was great time of year. Crisp, clear, foliage. Now we work work work.