Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Politcal Gender Differences, & Someplace in the Southwest....
It's Tsunami Tuesday and it's pretty exciting around here. The Alpha Male in our home is glued to his computer, checking out the incoming totals, and hoping that McCain trounces his competitors.
I'm packing, off in a couple hours to the Big Apple for a wedding. Why is it that generally, women are less invested and emotional about politics than guys? Is it that Alpha thing, where they need to compete and hope to dominate? Is it because policies and politics are more global, and most women are consumed with local--their homes and families? Not that we're uninterested--I go downstairs to check the status of the Tsunami every so often--but I'm not tied in knots over it. Instead, I've got that pre-travel nervousness--the last minute scuttle and chaos that keeps echoing in my brain, "I wish I didn't have to leave!" even as I anticipate the celebration to come.
I think this is yet another gender difference--guys want to go conquer the world, and I want to conquer the contents of my suitcase.
In any case, the photo above was taken in the Southwest at a location associated with a famous person. Can you guess where? I hope to be able to update my blog in a couple days, and let you know.