Well, summer is just about gone. Labor Day has past. I've spent a good junk of the summer in the states soaking up time with friends, family and good food. I think I may have finally trained my body to not be overwhelmed by jet lag which is a good accomplishment for this lifestyle.
While I missed pretty much all of the Olympics which I used to enjoy with great fascination as a child, I have managed to catch most of the political conventions. Admittedly, I'm a lifelong democrat so the DNC was a great moment in history for me. I have concerns about America thinking racism is done if we elect Obama, but I am uplifted and energized by his candidacy. What little I saw of the RNC reinforced my stereotypes and left a bad taste in my mouth. It felt like a frat boy revival rather than a presentation of issues and platform. "Drill Baby Drill? Come on, some respect and thought would be good.
My boss, Laura, shared this link before my morning conference call today.
I'm from Louisiana and therefore found the whole concept completely disgusting that Cindy McCain would wear an outfit worth an estimated $300K when asking for money from the poorest state in the country! Republicans have the audacity to call the Obamas elitist??!! How did black folks connected with the southside of Chicago become elitist? Michelle Obama bought her clothes from the Gap or equivalent for the People cover. Granted, they might have been imports made by small children in Sri Lanka, but her choice speaks more to where women are today in this country. Well, enough with the rant. I could go on for a while.
We were at Lake Baikal last week, and this week I am in Indianapolis and Chicago. Baikal was amazing. Tristan put some pics up on FB, but we'll have to put some here.
In the meantime, here's a fun piece from the Daily Show!