Friday, April 29, 2011

A Name Fit for a Queen

   A major earthquake, an unimaginable tsunami, and hundreds of aftershocks hit Japan just a couple of weeks ago, wiping out thousands of people, homes, cars, and everything in its path. A sinister mile-wide tornado hit the South this week, killing hundreds and causing destruction on a massive scale. Yet the Royal Wedding gets all the media attention. I guess this is what is to be expected from "news" stations that report on American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.
   Anyway, from the little I saw, it was a very beautiful wedding, so congratulations to the happy couple. Gary emailed me today to say that William's full name is now: His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Early of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts.
   Which I think would make me: Her Royal Shortness Jen Lyn, Drawer of Cartoons, Taker of Photographs, Champion of Animals, Savior of Shibas, Keeper of Zoos, Conoissueur  of Funny, 日本語を話すの女の人、Rider of Snowboards, Enjoyer of Gourmet Delights, Climber of Mountains, Swimmer of Seas, and Adventurer of Adventurers.
Or something like that. ;)