On November 27th, 1978, Dan White shot and killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in San Fransisco. The reasons don't really matter now, as White killed himself in 1985.
This was the case which launched the infamous term "Twinkie Defense", which is, as you can see by the page linked is actually somewhat false. The story is somewhat sadder because Harvey Milk was probably the first openly gay politician in America, and probably led indirectly to this year's blockbuster ruling in Lawrence v. Texas.
It is Milk that I'm sorry that my life intersected with his by only six days, because I would have really liked to meet the guy. And so, it's probably fitting that I remember Moscone and Milk, and even White on this day. For it was this odd story that shaped San Francisco into the city it is now, and it helped a certain Berkeley undergrad get her degree.
But I think griffen and worldmage would appreciate Milk especially. :)
Thanksgiving was nice. I like spending time with my family, and having a day just to give thanks. But now it's time to throw myself in a busy three day weekend, one which includes starting my paper, doing milestones 2 and 3 for my multimedia class, and getting a start on my research paper. I also want to go over my slides and sorta plan monday's lecture. Plus I have my aunt's wedding and a late birthday celebration for me.
And that'll kick off a very busy week. But I think I'll do fine.
Another thing I'm attempting to do is keep remembering to take the pills despite the change in routine, which is something I've been notoriously horrible at doing. So far so good.
And now it's time for me to get myself to bed. Bed, kat, bed.
nini, LJ world.