I'm not sure if I've shared it here or not, but leaving in about 12 hours, my family's going to Turkey for 2 weeks.
I will be taking my laptop most likely, so my presence here will depend on the wifi wherever we might be staying. I really don't know too much about Turkey and their feelings about wifi...
So, I dunno too much about Turkey, and I don't imagine it being particularly exciting... But when we went to Iceland 2 years ago, I didn't imagine that being particularly exciting either, and that turned out to be either the second or first best trip I've ever done in my 15 years.
So, what do I know about Turkey?
I know it's in a part of the world named Asia Minor, and it's capital is Ankara. Most of the country is in Asia, except for a little across the Bosphorus Strait which is technically in Europe.
I think Istanbul is the biggest city, originally named Byzantium in Greek times, then later in Roman times renamed Constantinople by Emperor Constantine. Finally, it was the last stronghold of the Byzantines before being taken by the Turkish cannons during the golden age of Islam in 1453. Originally just in Europe, it's now expanded to be on both sides of the Strait, making it the only major city in both Europe and Asia.
The Turkish empire the turned into the Ottoman Empire, which then fell after the time of Napoleon, turning it into modern Turkey.
And I think that now, it's largely muslim still? but with more secular politics than some other countries in the region.
And that's mostly what I know, almost exclusively based on what I've learned out of hours of playing Civilization and reading the Civ Files.
Well, see ya Oasisies, for any length of time from tomorrow to 2 weeks from now! :P
EDIT: Look at this: http://booklover206.tumblr.com/post/6793345447/iconic-pride-at-seattle-p...
FUCK! IS THAT WHAT I WAS MISSING DURING PRIDE, WHILE I WAS SITTING AT MY HOUSE ALONE BEING A LOSER?! FUCK MAH LIFE!!!
Just a reminder to my future self: I KNOW YOU'RE TAKING HARD CLASSES THIS YEAR, BUT YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN KEEP YOUR GRADES UP, CAUSE IF YOU DON'T AND MOM DOESN'T LET YOU DRIVE WHEN YOU TURN 16 IN MARCH, THEREFORE NOT LETTING YOU GO TO PRIDE NEXT YEAR, I WILL COME UP FROM THE PAST AND RAPE YOUR ASS!!!