I discovered this fun game tonight.
I had a fantastic idea as I rewatched Downton Abbey the other night. Someone, no, Masterpiece Theater alone, needs to make a new mini series about Violet Crawley coming out as a young girl in the 1860’s. I drew this as a first study of Maggie Smith’s awesome face before I started drawing her with the gigantic mutton chop sleeves she describes having worn. Also, I kind of hoped my effort would somehow create positive energy in the world to push in the direction of the creation of said show.
In October of 1347, a ship docked at Messina in Sicily with all sailors aboard either dead or dying from plague. They came from Caffa, or Kaffa, located in Crimea. It is believed Caffa received the pestilence from Mongol trebuchets during a siege of the city. From here on out, Europe was to have outbreaks year after year, eventually losing up to a third of it’s population by some estimates.
Obama’s budget proposal includes cutting funding to the joke that is abstinence-only education but unfortunately it includes lots of other things that are actually helpful.
Yesterday was the Austin half and full marathon. I’m happy to have finished the race running despite not having run the full distance before but my calves have been pissed at me since midway through the race. Blissfully, my shins have nothing to add.