The internet at home is being annoying. It was so yesterday too. It’s being really slow and sometimes refusing to load pages or pictures at all. I had to reload one stupid article five times before it finally loaded. Grr. Hard to update under those circumstances, aye?
I’m thinking of doing a kind of study on the lifespans of parents of missing people. Of course it wouldn’t be scientific and I don’t know how much data I’d be able to collect, but I’d like to know if my hypothesis “having your child go missing tends to shorten your life” is accurate or not. Certainly I’ve made several entries on the parents of MPs dying before their time. But Connie Smith‘s father was still alive last I knew, and she was his only child, and he’s got to be in his nineties by now.
I’m taking a course in Latin American History and this week we have to choose topics for our term paper. We can choose almost anything we’re interested in, as long as it’s relatively modern (late nineteenth century to present day) and deals with South America. A few people in the class want to write about sports in various South American countries and the prof said it was okay. He shot down my suggestion of writing on the life of Pablo Escobar, but he liked my idea about writing on “The Disappeared” in Argentina. He knows about my interest in MPs.
I still don’t see what’s wrong with Pablo Escobar though. The professor didn’t even know who he was. As soon as I said, “He was a Colombian drug lord,” he made a face and said, “No.”