Monday, August 27, 2007

Boston and my Sister!

Went to Boston last weekend and was in history-nerd-heaven! Paul Revere's house, the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill, the whole nine-yards of nerdness. Birthplace of the Nation? Well, who knows, but a pretty cool town.

Plus I got to see my sister, who was in town speaking at a huge chemical conference. We met with my parents and all got to hang out.

Let me tell you folks why the women in my family rock.

They are drop dead gorgeous, yet they have never relied on their looks and always stood on their own two feet! Case in point (brag alert!) - my sister is becoming a seriously famous scientist with a PHD in poly-chemistry, doing research at one of the best universities in the country. She is one of the smartest people on the planet. Yet she has model-good looks and I've had to fight my friends off her for years. My mom used to ACTUALLY model, yet is a full professor of English. She raised two children completely on her own, and managed to work full time and get a PHD in the process. Now why aren't women like this role models for our children?

Do they care about the surface stuff that society teaches us - like you "have to rely on a man", or who has the best handbags, or "oh, look at me?" No!! They are smart, tough, successful, beautiful women. And don't get me started on my cousins! I love it, the ultimate snub to the propaganda of the 50s!

That's all, I just wanted to brag a little!


MisstressM said...

You hit a key point. The society has changed. Most women now worry about plastic surgery and material goods. As a woman, I am not too pleased with the outcome

Jarod said...

MM - There is nothing wrong with liking material goods on some level - heck I like my "stuff", even though a lot of it serves no real purpose. But we seem to be teaching young people (boys and girls) that material is more important than being a good person, which I find disturbing. But it's nothing new, obviously

LisaBinDaCity said...

I'm so jealous of the Boston History Tour!!!

And a man who loves the women in his family? Nothing sexier!