Thursday, September 3, 2009


A friend at work and I were discussing Grace Kelly this morning.

She was saying that as an overseas operator in the late seventies, she often had to patch calls through to France, and sometimes if she started speaking in English, they would just hang up! Uh-oh! Or sometimes they would say, "Un moment" and grab someone to translate. One of those times, a voice came back on the line and said, "Hello, this is Princess Grace Kelly." I would have fainted! I thought it was cool. She's certainly a lovely and inspirational lady. And To Catch a Thief is one of my favorite movies! Cary Grant is such a dream boat.

Today I was thinking about topics I could cover for some papers I will be writing this semester. The possibilities are limitless: in Russian History, I believe we are able to write on any topic to do with Historical Russia (well, Medieval or Imperial Russia); in Ancient World History, we were told to choose ANY HISTORICAL TOPIC. What? In the History of the WORLD? He's kidding, right?

QUESTION: Do you have any suggestions for these papers? The only ideas I had were about language or fashion. As for the Russian History, I'm sure I could cover an interesting figure...

1 comment:

James said...

Ideas from me to you:

Ilya Kabakov


El Lissitzky