What I learned about this past week -- we actually went to a show in a town that is just, like, 15 minutes away from our town. And so we took a bus and we watched a show about, basically, the Little Rock Nine, it's called “Warriors Don't Cry.” So, I learned about the Little Rock Nine, and basically, they were a group of nine individuals who were African American. I think only one of them is not still living. But anyways, they had to -- they tried to enroll into a school that was, you know, for white people. And originally, it was just like 27, not 9, and it narrowed down to only 9 who actually tried to go to the school when they were finally, like, accepted. And then they got driven out by a mob, people tried to injure them, a lot of things happened. And then finally, one day, they got escorted in by the military and basically they paved the way for Black students to go to school in schools that, you know, white kids go to as well. So, they were huge role models and I think it's really important that people learn about the Little Rock Nine because it's an important part of history and it happened during a really rough time.
Like, take me for example, I thought my life was boring. Well, you know, first we had -- first we were under lockdown and then after that was quarantine, and now it's winter. So I barely got time to go outside except over the summer, that was pretty cool. So I thought my life was boring. But when you look at the little things, then you realize just how not boring it is, just how interesting it is. You might look online and then see people traveling all over the world, you know, doing whatever they want. But -- and you're at home. Well, that doesn't matter because they might be doing the big things but you're doing the small things and that's what really matters in the end. So, is my life boring or it just depends on your perspective? If you look at it -- if you look at the small things, then of course, it's definitely not boring.
I have been kicked out of a building because of a fire alarm. I was traveling in Scotland and it was the first night actually that I was in Scotland. It was in a hotel in Edinburgh. And it had been a long day of travel, and I was so tired, and had pretty much just gone to bed, or maybe even just fallen asleep. So, I had gone to bed a little bit earlier, you know, a little bit before. I was just starting to drift off to sleep, and the fire alarm went off, and I remember kind of not knowing what it was. It sounded a little bit different in Scotland than it, than, you know, any other fire alarm that I've heard, but realized that that's what it was and had to -- we did have to evacuate or we did evacuate and it was totally a false alarm -- well, I shouldn't say it was a false alarm. There was no actual fire, but someone was smoking in a stairwell and it set off the alarm. And it was so funny though, because there were people, you know, travelers from all over and, you know, we were standing across the street on, you know, this old, you know, old cobbled street in Edinburgh, on the Royal Mile. And all these people in there, you know, from, you know, these people in their pajamas, you know, from all over the world basically, you know, staying in this hotel and so you’d hear, like, different languages. And there was this one lady who said that she didn't know what it was, and had gotten a new alarm for the trip. And this was her, you know, her first night on the trip, too. And she -- so she'd never heard her alarm before. So she thought that it was her alarm that was going off. So she actually, like, took apart, you know, in her fumbled, you know, sleep took apart her alarm, trying to get the sound to go off, and then realized that it wasn't, realized that it wasn't her alarm. It was actually, you know, actually the fire alarm and she, you know, then realized that she actually had to leave, you know, leave the building.