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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

On the bright side of life 

I tried to stop myself. I tried. Please, believe me.

Looks like I'll be staying in Austria until at the earliest 2009! It's a good thing I like this place. Seriously. But I do have to say to whomever it is that's in charge of these kind of things... There's gonna have to be at least one white Christmas in my life before then.

I'm struggling to think of another good thing. Aside from the obvious benefits of staying in Austria - location, healthcare, vacation time, constitutionally neutral state (Article 9a), snow in winter, pension, autumn where some leaves turn colors before they fall off the tree, location... And wouldn't it be nice if a grocery store would be open on Sunday or after 7 pm? Let a girl dream.

And then there's obviously the benefit of providing a safe haven for visiting friends and family, should - you know - they need to escape a draft or something.

Plus, there's the fact that Jon Stewart will be provided with material to continue to be the funny man that he is. This is hugely important.

It looks like the US will get at least one, if not two, new Supreme Court Justices in the next 4 years. Chief Justice too! Double edged sword there.

Hilary and Obama in 2008?

New minority leader in the Senate. Change is good, right? Sorry, this one's another double edged sword.

Stem Cell Research - voted IN! California, let me just tell you right now how much I love you.

's keeping her seat. Because California, you're all about the love for all things not Grand, not Old, and not Party. Except districts 2, 3, 4, 11, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50 and 52. You all are Party people. You get no love from me. None!

And a few other good things, according to a certain unnamed Dutch man that I happen to know:

1. Kittens
2. Creme brulee
3. Tickling
4. People you don't know falling on their faces
5. Small yapping dogs being maltreated

But to be honest - I only agree with him on points 1, 2 and of course 4 (I kid! I kid! It's better when you know them.). After all these years, I'm still not ticklish. But everybody loves small yapping dogs, and detests the maltreatment of any animal. Unless you're Dutch. Then you just ride your bike everywhere. Over dogs. And curbs.

So you see, there's light at the end of the 4 more years tunnel. It's likely to be a reversed Roe v. Wade future, but what can ya do?

Take heart. It's only 4 more years. We're halfway there. Today, the glass is half full. Or it was until I got thirsty.

Sorry 'bout that.

good to have you here
Thanks. Now I feel all warm and fuzzy!
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