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Karl and I were married on October 24th.
On the 25th we flew to Paris.
Last night we returned.

Paris is better, but America means never questioning that "plain" means plain and never dealing with the cognitive dissonance created when you've been offered a "chicken burrito" that includes fresh goat cheese.

Already I wish people in cars would drive more like they do in Paris. Granted, they're all insane, but they all know they're all insane and they're all looking out for all the other insane people. I saw one accident or near accident while there and it was a man in a BMW sedan beating the shit out of the back corner of a compact Renault as he tried to park in a space too small for his car.

My French is terrible, and most Parisians have passable if not near perfect English skills, making my French feel that much less useful.

We didn't do a lot of touristy things, just a lot of walking. We'll be going back.

I don't understand the election results. I wasn't in the US for the media and honestly, the channel we watched for coverage was BBC World, so I'm not sure that we were getting the same picture everyone here was. As it was, having the result go to Bush was *shocking* really... I have to agree with a lot of the world correspondant journalists. This shows that the American people AGREE with Bush's policies and therefore aren't just the unfortunates saddled with him as president anymore, they're just as worthy of contempt as their leader.

So everyone who voted for a third party because they're too idealistic to give a fuck about anyone but themselves, here's a hearty fuck you. I really don't understand anyone who voted for Bush. It's just a different species at this point.

I'm sure there have already been days of this and most of it not well thought out or interesting, just pointless nationalistic offensive bullshit, so I won't add my own to it anymore.

Anyway, my week and a half was some much needed unwinding, staring out the window of the hotel, walking, walking, walking, and the occasionally fan fuckingtastic meal. How bout you?

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umbrella
Nov. 6th, 2004 05:54 am (UTC)
I was going to give you an ASCII toaster, but since I'm lazy I never got past the first line.

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(approx aerial view)
mjfgates
Nov. 6th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
What? No wild monkey love? Jeez, you've gotten all boring.

As for the bush thingie... feh. Feh, feh, feh. I'm living in subsidized housing, here, and the woman next door VOTED for him. For the guy who is on record as wanting her, personally, to be living in a fucking cardboard box. Words fail me.
subbes
Nov. 6th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
Yaaaaaaaaaaaay, congratulations!
starchy
Nov. 6th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
Many congrats!
frobisher
Nov. 6th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)
Basically, people frighten me.

More importantly, though, congratulations!
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maddening
Nov. 13th, 2004 09:15 pm (UTC)
I won't read things written by Michael Moore. He lost any access to my time or respect a long time ago. He's just a lot of bluster with very little *substance*.

The american public did NOTHING about the fact that Bush didn't win the election the first time. They'll do nothing about him not winning the election the second time either.

I didn't get married in Paris. married on the 24th. Flew to Paris on the 25th.


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maddening
Nov. 14th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
I'm not exactly sure what your point is in this. The american election process is shady, needs to be overhauled, and it often manipulated by the participants. This isn't something that only hardboiled internet sluething uncovered, ya know. MOST people (even people not involved in the process) know or at least suspect that it's a faulty process.

The Onion summed it up pretty well, actually.

So you're pointing out in detail something I already know. Was there a point here beyond being repetative?
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