While I was in Barnes & Noble Saturday night (yes, I’m a party gal, what can I say?), I heard a little boy nearby say to his father, “But I can’t pick just one!” I feel this child’s pain.
Also, while driving (or being driven) on the interstate today, I briefly stopped cringing and wishing I’d updated my will long enough to observe that the car ahead of us bore the license plate NIETZSCHE. Nietzsche was driving a nondescript green sedan, too quickly for me to see the make, but it didn’t look very new. Not being a student of philosophy, I’m not sure if this was an appropriate car for him to be driving or not. Anyone have any idea?
On the same lines, I’ve often wondered what type of car various historical figures would drive (or be driven in) if they were alive today. Anne Boleyn, for instance, strikes me as the Lexus sedan sort, whereas Henry VIII might well go for an SUV. I think Hugh le Despenser the younger would be a Hummer man, though he might well disagree. Maybe a Volkswagen Beetle for Catherine Howard, and a sensible minivan for Catharine of Aragon. Edward II might like a beat-up pickup (good for carrying around all that roofing equipment), or maybe an old Volvo. I’m still pondering what car to put Isabella of France in, though I’m leaning toward a bright red Porsche.