WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
I’ve been accepted into the university. And all my previous classes appear to have transferred. Filled out my FAFSA. Now I just have to get my Florida residency paperwork in, and do orientation and advising. I seem to be on track for summer classes.
Still kind of nervous about potentially changing careers at age 32 but it’s not like I’m the first person who’s ever done it. I think it’s the switching from art to science that is the most intimidating.
The best, though, is when people ask me what I want to study and I say “dead people”.
FESTA DELLA DONNA - MARCH 8 is WOMAN’S DAY in ITALY
In Italy, yellow mimosas symbolize Women’s Day - women receive bouquets and go out to dinner and parties, in groups or with their partners. In 1911, as a result of the Copenhagen Initiative, International Women’s Day was marked for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland, where more than a million men and women attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded women’s rights to work, vocational training, and an end to discrimination on the job. The Italian mimosa tradition is said to have started in Rome after WWII. Men began giving mimosas to their female partners, friends, co-workers, and family. Nowadays, the scent of mimosas fills the air and reminds everyone of this day and the fact that spring is coming. Everyone tries to be extra gentle and caring with the women in their lives. Women now also give mimosa to each other. Political rallies remind of the fights women had to endure for their rights and what is still left to do in order to have every member of society be treated equally.
In Ancient Rome, the year ended with February; its Latin name, Ferbruarius Mensis, meant something like “month of cleansing or finishing up” for the new year. February was followed by several intercalary days to get the calendar back on track, then the new year began on March 1, which was also the first day of spring (primo vere). March 8 was one of the first of the springtime festae, a day sacred to Ariadne, whom Thesius had abandoned on the Island of Naxos after promising to marry her if she helped him slay her father’s pet Minotaur. Seduced and abandoned, she was a prototype for ancient Mediterranean womanhood. Before WWII, Women’s Day had been celebrated on different days in early March in several Italian cities, now March 8 is the day all over the country.