Serious Badass of the Month: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Originally, I was going to put Laura Ingalls Wilder up as Nerd Girl of the Month, but what about her is nerdy? Wilder is a badass.
I have two words for you: pioneer woman. Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the United States with her Ma and Pa. At the end of her life, she chronicled all her adventures in the Little House series. Laura did cool stuff that I never knew about before reading her books, like: pulling leeches off of her skin, eating Pig’s tail, making syrup and candy, wearing a blue ribbon because she had brown hair while her sister got to wear a prettier pink ribbon because she was blonde (but Laura won in the end, when Mary went blind), living in a house that was built in the ground, fighting with stupid Nellie, dealing with a classroom of unruly pupils, surviving a seven month long winter and marrying a guy who knew how to break in oxens.
I never watched the show and I’m happy I didn’t – I don’t think anything could’ve stood up to the books. My favorite one was probably The Long Winter. That book had some suspense to it. Mostly, the books just made me hungry. Seriously, I think she is the reason I love bacon so much. Wilder gave at least a whole page to describing every single meal.