Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grilled Cheese in Atlanta---Oh, and a Plug

A quick update---I made it to Atlanta after stopping for around 18 hours in Berkeley, California. I'm currently parked on a couch in the lobby of my hotel next to a sleeping black cat, after having eaten a grilled cheese sandwich and fries around the corner. I've now completed 20 plane flights for this project so far and flying is getting a bit old, although I'm excited about tooling around Atlanta.

Random thoughts related to travel:

Did you know koalas grunt? Apparently they were keeping folks awake at the retreat in Port Stephens---I didn't hear anything because I take my hearing aids out at night. The next morning people were complaining about the koalas.

Did you know the candy Turkish Delight can set off TSA monitors? This happened back at the Oakland airport this morning. I was surprised....but then again it's a rose-flavored jelly candy covered in chocolate. It's popular enough in Australia, as is Violet Crumble. I had fun trying new candies there.

Did you know New Zealand women were able to vote back in 1893? Maori men were also voting by then as well. In contrast, Australia did not grant Aboriginal peoples citizenship until 1967! Women could vote in Australia in 1908 though, years before the US got around to it.

Oh, one other thing---if you are in the Atlanta area, come visit with me at the Charis Circle on Tuesday at 7 pm, where I will be talking about feminist disability rights organizing. Charis Circle is at 1189 Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta and they are being very nice about hosting this event. Thanks to Kerrie and staff!

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