Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The long & winding road

I've had a hectic and somewhat sad last week. Hence my lack of writing. My little brother has had some major family problems, which sadden a sister the other side of the world. I haven't felt like writing or sharing much. Anyway! Its a new week:)

At the moment I'm reading "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran which I'm enjoying immensely. This is a very well written novel which I'm totally engrossed in. I feel totally caught up in the story and as if I'm somehow related to Oskar - or am a friend of his.

Today, as we all know, its voting day. It is CRAZY here in the States. I think Americans have really fought for their rights here. They are big into politics. Living in America is such a change to living in a country like Australia. I once read in a Bill Bryson novel that in Australia the Priminister could walk down the main street in a city and people wouldn't care too much. Its such a different culture. I constantly feel surprised about the rallying for Prop 8/11 etc, politics is all that is on the tv & radio - and people talking about politics constantly. People even asking me who I'm voting for?! Its just different. Which I respect. You can't move to another country and not expect there to be some major differences. Politics is a big deal here!

5 comments:

apricot tea. said...

I never thought that America was so different from other countries, politically. But I do think that this election is very different, being that it is so historical. I don't think people would be AS political as they are if the stakes weren't as high...

But nevertheless, it's amazing to see so many people -- young & old -- get so pumped up about our country. It's amazing that people are making their voices heard, when, for so long, we all kept quiet & then complained about what was happening. I'm glad that people are finally speaking their minds. :]

I hope you've been enjoying the experience! Are you able to vote?

Technodoll said...

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Hope you don't mind that I've added you to my blogroll, so I can visit often :-)

I am Dane. said...

I am so glad the americans came to theirir senses, Its unavoidable, what happens in US politics will affect the rest of the world, one way or another. Great blog!

enc said...

It'd be nice if it weren't such a big deal, but it is. I'm just glad I'm allowed to vote.

Welcome to America, Tea Lady! :)

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