Can we talk for a minute about how much I LOVE today’s Nelly Bly Google Doodle? (Jinxe, if you haven’t seen it yet, hie thyself hence!) If you don’t know what I’m talking about, details below the cut. If you know how to get the doodle itself to paste here, please tell me.
-Nellie Bly, who is one of my FAVORITE real-life heroines. (for those of you who aren’t as history-addicted as I am, she was a journalist (and writer, and inventor, and activist, and general gonna-tell-it-like-it-is-er) who executed her own ‘Round the World in 80 Days (well, 72, actually). Think Lois Lane in a bustle. If you get a chance to read about her undercover mental hospital investigations, your time will be greatly rewarded, and your daily limit of “ooh” and “huh” exceeded exponentially.
-The doodle TRAVELS BY MAP, ya’ll. BY MAP. One day I will travel by map.