Daily Archives: Thursday, 26 November, 2009

Is It My Imagination…

…or isn’t this woman a dead ringer for Emilio Estevez?

wanted to put an Emilio Estevez quote here, but couldn't find any

Emily Ruete (1844-1924) was born in Zanzibar as Sayyida Salme, Princess of Zanzibar and Oman.

Almost. Sayyida is not her name, it’s an indication that she’s supposedly a descendant of the prophet Muhammad, and I don’t know that “princess” is the most appropriate designation, but she wrote her own history for a western, Christian audience, so “princess” is what they would have understood.

Wikipedia has more.

But seriously, she looks like Emilio Estevez, right?


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Cat Photo

That sounds like a can opener

It is so hard to get a good picture of her. For one, she hates attention and usually moves away when I point the camera at her, and also she’s so dark. *sigh* I see other people’s cat pictures will all kinds of personality showing and I can’t get it from her.

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