Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Watching the Washington State world go by

MSN, Facebook, email, cheap international phone calls -- all of these are making your absence bearable, and even kind of fun.

Every morning I hop out of bed at about 6:00 AM and connect to MSN, an application that I installed to communicate with you. I just can't wait to get the news of the day that you experienced while I was sleeping.

Still, I get mixed up:

- Have a great day honey!

- Mom, I'm going to bed!


-How was your voice lesson?

-Mom, that's tomorrow!

Why can I still not get that straight after all of these years? Maybe because I never had to apply the time zone difference to one of my children.

Anyway, all of the means of communication at our disposal make exchanging information and getting news so easy -- and the immediacy of it is reassuring.

I know what you're doing at practically every moment of your American life.

But nothing can tell me what you're thinking when you're sitting in a car, sipping a Starbuck's caramel macchiato, and watching the Washington State world go by.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

We will now take a break from our regular programming

The polls over at, which I've been following more feverishly the past few weeks than my "American" daughter's Facebook status, show Obama winning the electoral vote 340 to 198.

340 TO 198!
(Update: now 344 to 194!)
(Update: now 345 to 193!)
(Post-Debate Two Update: now 347 to 191!)
(Update: now 348-190!)
(Update: now 349-189!)

It's the first time McCain has slipped under the 200 mark since I started consulting the site right after the Republican convention. At that point, McCain was leading by a couple of dozen electoral votes. But the times seem to be a'changing...

Dare we believe? Not just in a victory, but in a landslide?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008