I’m about to share something with you guys. Something that few people know about me.
I suck at geography and I suck bad.
When I was little, I came down with the chicken pox right when my class was learning US and World Geography. It was a very mild case of the chicken pox, so my grandmother kept me home a little longer than she needed to so that I didn’t get it twice.
I missed a whole lotta geography.
Fast forward to the present. To my Hubby-pants’ teasing jokes, cock-eyed looks, and exasperated sighs. Well, all of that culminated to head a couple of weeks ago. In the space of 24 hours, I said the following stupid things:
- We were talking about Pablo Escobar. Me: “Columbia. That’s in Cuba, right?”
- We were watching Defiance on the SyFy channel. Me: “Why do the characters keep saying ‘down to Antarctica?’ Antarctica is the North Pole, isn’t it?” (Side note, this led to a rather amusing argument about how, if there wasn’t an actual land mass at the North Pole, then why did people start the rumor that Santa Claus lived there.)
I don’t remember the order in which these two gaffes occurred, but one of them made Hubby-pants order me to put on my shoes and we went out right then and there to buy a globe. We found an adorable little, 6-inch, desk globe. On sale! Isn’t it cute?
Speaking of globes…Wherever you are on the globe, you can now add my upcoming novella, Blood in the Past, to your Goodreads ‘To Read’ Shelf! There’s a button right over there >>>>
Only FIVE more days until RELEASE DAY!
I have the solution to all your geography woes! Do like my parents did, and stick a world map on the dining room table, covered in a plastic tablecloth. That way the map is staring you in the face every time you eat, and you can’t help but accidentally absorb geography knowledge 😀
As of right now, we live in an apartment. No dining room. No dining room table. But that’s a good idea on your parents’ part.
It also gave them the opportunity to relentlessly quiz us about geography during meal times. Which was less fun, lol, especially considering they skipped all the easy countries.
Haha, I can imagine.
I’m worse than horrible with geography. But right over where?
You can’t be as bad as me. Haha.
There should be a Goodreads button on the sidebar, under the countdown. See it?
Uhoh. This has quickly become awkward .. slightly embarrassing. I umm. Thought you meant we were supposed to look at and click something right next to the arrows. Sorry, I see it, now. 🙂
That’s my bad. I didn’t make it clear. I’ll edit that part.