Pre-Flight with Really Bad Coffee in My Hand

Well, the day has come. I am currently sitting at Chicago O’Hare waiting for my 6am flight to Washington D.C. Boarding begins soon, and it’s about time. I’ve been at the airport since 3:30 this morning. But, things have gone smoothly.

London, Ahoy!

As the summer drags on, I find myself getting antsy. Step by step, I am preparing for study in England. Recently  I booked a ticket via statravel.com, a good site for finding flights, hotels, attractions, and that offers other services. I can’t lie, I found cheaper flights here than at any other travel site (incl.

Men in Tights or Men that Fight?: A Comparison of Robin Hood Films

Last week, a couple of good friends and I went to see the new Robin Hood film starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Now, being the medieval history buff-geek-nerd-dork-aficionada that I am, I was very much looking forward to this film. Although the movie itself received little positive criticism to commend it, I would highly

My Date With the Giant Orange Moose

It all started with one of those freak roadside attractions businesses place as a ploy to lure in unsuspecting customers like myself. The Director of Collections from the Waukesha County Museum-yep, I’ll use her fancy title-and myself made a five+ hour journey to Minneapolis this past week from Waukesha to pick up some paintings from

Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Daaarling Clementine

Finally. Yes, I chose a topic for my first historical post…and no, it is not about Tudor history at all. I have a strange fascination with gold rushes as well, especially the Yukon (or Klondike) gold rush of the late 1890s. If you played MECC’s 1994 game of The Yukon Trail, you would know exactly