Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gonna go back in time...

Now for something completely pointless and possibly entertaining - I have decided to break my blogging hiatus to bring you this little insight into my crazy, nerdy little mind.

For no reason at all this evening, I started thinking about time travel and about how stinking cool it would be if I could actually do that...you know, in a strictly non-interfering, purely observational way. Can't pull a Marty McFly and accidentally erase myself...although I certainly wouldn't mind having Marty tag along for the company. ;)

But I digress...I was mulling all this over in my mind and decided I'd make a top 10 list of the moments in history I'd most like to visit. So...without further ado, I bring you:

Stefanie's Top 10 Moments in History She'd Most Like to Experience (in no particular order):
  1. J.K. Rowling begins penning Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone at a little cafe in Scotland. (I would LOVE to see how that all began forming in her mind. I seriously admire that woman's writing skills.)
  2. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his "I have a dream" speech. (I mean, really, how cool would it be to have been there? *Shiver*)
  3. The Phantom of the Opera opens in West End in London. (I'd get to see the longest running musical on Broadway before all the hype!)
  4. The founding fathers sign the Declaration of Independence. (What good American wouldn't want to see that?!)
  5. Angered colonists protest Britain's unfair taxes at the Boston Tea Party. (I'm not really sure why, but throwing tea into the Boston Harbor just sounds like lots of fun...and rebellion!)
  6. LSU defeats Oklahoma for the 2003 NCAA Football National Championship. (Oh, wait! I've already been there! It's worth a second trip though...especially since I was on the FRONT ROW! :D)
  7. Jane Austen pens Pride and Prejudice. (Um...see how excited I got about J.K. Rowling up there? Multiply that times 10, and that's how giddy I'd be to meet Jane Austen. )
  8. Jesus Christ is born in a stable in Bethlehem. (This is the most pivotal moment in history when God stepped down to earth as a baby. Can't miss that.)
  9. Frank Sinatra spends another night crooning to swarms of crazed teenage girls. (Frank in his heyday...count me in! I'd totally have been a bobbysoxer.)
  10. Gutenberg invents the movable type press, allowing books to be printed easily and quickly and providing a way for the common man to have access to them. (I'd have to shake his hand and say, "Thanks, Johannes, for making my job possible and for bringing me years of delight in the written word.")
So if you didn't think I was a nerd before, you sure do now! You can't admit that you don't want to jump in my time machine too though!

Word of advice: hands off my Marty. ;)


Mudslide Matt said...
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Mudslide Matt said...

Excellent choices!

I saw a History Channel special last night on the Battle of Thermopylae. Would have been cool to see that, from a safe vantage point, of course.

I would have loved to sit in on a meeting of the Inklings, where Tolkien and Lewis read their works aloud, while they were being developed.

ChrisB said...

I would love to go back and hang out with Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the other expats in Paris.

February 1964: Beatles play on Ed Sullivan Show

1980 Winter Olympics: Miracle on Ice

January 20, 1961: Kennedy inauguration

October 23, 1999: SNL Celebrity Jeopardy w/ Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds, and French Stewart

Kathryn Taylor said...

It definitely made me start thinking about where I would want to go. Thanks for letting us into your nerdy world. We love you!