Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I Didn't Vote

So, some stuff has been going on here, in this country that I've been squatting. A little thing they call an election.

[ed. As a general rule of thumb, I avoid blogging about politics, religion etc simply because I find such topics extremely polarizing and it's near impossible to take eye-catching or cutesy photographs to illustrate my point... like the amazing Christmas cards I'm hand-crafting this year. Ooh pictures to follow later this week.]

But I'm breaking my own rule with this post. I've watched this process with the same clinical, semi-detached interest as always partly because 1) I'm not allowed to vote (I can pay taxes ... yay!! but not vote) and 2) I'm fairly moderate. But change is good and the one thing I am excited about is that in a few more months, I will never be forced to take "W" seriously again. Fool me once.

And see, no fricking pictures. What did I tell you?

Monday, November 03, 2008

A Forest

My friend Ann was hiking a few weekends ago, one of her 50 mile, extremely steep and all uphill "relaxing" hikes when she came across a bed of mushrooms.

Normally, I'm not a huge fan of fungus photos but this was eerie, beautiful and otherworldly. Amazing photo, Ann.