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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Personal Update

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On Monday, December 7, 2015, Tammy, Mr. AOW, and I ventured into D.C. to visit the National Museum of American History. The first exhibit we visited was The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag That Inspired the National Anthem. Mr. AOW and I have visited that exhibit before, but Tammy had not. Interesting that there were no Muslimas in hijab at that museum!

A bit of a glitch yesterday when Mr. AOW's scooter ran out of battery charge at the National Museum of Natural History — just after seeing the Hope Diamond. The paratransit pickup point was the National Museum of American History, and Mr. AOW had to baby the scooter the blocks during the journey back to the pickup point to wait for over two hours. Some pushing of the scooter was involved to get the scooter up the ramp here at home.

I had a bit of a glitch of my own yesterday.  I left my favorite jacket, a windbreaker, in a restroom at the National Museum of American History.  A kind person turned it in to the information desk.  I danced with joy all the way across the foyer of the museum's lobby when I got my jacket back.  I guess that I was a bit of a spectacle; I was wearing my Santa hat.  Who cares?  'Tis the Season of Joy!


  1. No hijabs in sight? No burkas? No bearded ragheads?

    Well, wasn't that a mercy? How wonderful it must have been to see America looking AMERICAN again!

    I wonder how long that will last?

    1. FT,
      Not a one at the National Museum of American History.

      But I saw several Muslimas in short time we were at the National Museum of Natural History. They seemed to be frequenting the hall that displayed meteorites which had landed in Islamic countries.

      One of the Muslimas in the restroom there glared at me with my Santa hat on my head (I was adjusting the hat while looking in the mirror). I turned to her and said, "Ta da!" Then I smiled and walked away. When I looked back over my shoulder, she was glaring at me. I guess that I committed a micro-aggression. Oh, well.

    2. FT,
      BTW, at the National Museum of American History, there were many people from other countries. I heard German, French, and some Asian languages (Korean, maybe).

  2. Sounds like you still had fun! Microaggression indeed! Since when is having some holiday spark an aggression? Oh how far we've fallen.

    1. We had great fun!

      I hope that the security cameras didn't record my microaggression.

  3. I remember that flag. It's been hanging there for years.

    On another topic, something we have discussed these many years, the total indifference of Obama to the threat of terrorism was on vivid display at a congressional hearing where Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio questioned a DHS employee who apparently had NO CLUE about the extent of the current problem especially as it relates to immigration.


    1. Mike,
      The flag was gone for quite a time so that repairs could be effected.

      I have visited your site and comment to that post. Astounding stuff, huh?


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