Wednesday, September 24, 2008
"Republicans are Shoney's. Democrats are Chili's. I would way rather eat at a Chili's than in Shoney's but they aren't really all that different."
On the subject of whether I am politically correct or not: "If you were a book you would be a Jane Smiley novel."
I later pointed out if he had really wanted it to sting, he would have said I would be a Barbara Kingsolver novel.
En español, dios mió no tengo idea si los comentarios traducirán o no.
Erik, mi amigo gringo que vive en Amsterdam dijo después de mucho vino:
“Los Republicanos son Shoney’s [una cadena de restaurantes bastantes comunes.] Los Demócratas son Chili’s, [otra cadena un que tendria un poco mas variedad (por ejemplo: fajitas.)] Prefiero comer en Chili’s pero los dos no son tan diferentes.”
Sobre el sujeto de que si soy políticamente correcto o no: “Si fueras una novela, serías una novela de Jane Smiley.”
Y lo que le dije es que si el quisiera realmente lastimarme, el diría que yo seria una novela de Barbara Kingsolver.
Apologies to each of these very fine novelists. I would love to be one of their books.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Es lindo acá. Tienen mucho vino y queso muy baratos. Y galletas. Escuché David Sedaris leer hoy. De verdad no me puedo quejar.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Nothing much to report. I continue to apply for jobs, hanging with my folks, using my Dad’s computer much more than he should really tolerate. Missing Cuenca. That’s it.
Friday, September 05, 2008
No hay como cambiar la idea de alguien así.
This week was job searching and calling little old ladies in Greensboro do persuasion calls about Barack Obama. I heard the rhythm and the cadence of my grantmother's and my aunt's voices in theirs. A lot of my list came from voter registration as Democrat or Independants and a bunch of them supported Obama. But not everyone. One woman told me she would rather hang from a tree than support him. I found this to be a little too referential to our bloody and all too recent history of lynchings here in the South and had to depend on my southern good manners, where the twang masks a multitude of other emotions aside from civility (I didn't know how to say that in Spanish...) "Thank you so much for talking to me. Have a nice day." There is no way to change someone like that.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Viernes fui a trabajar para Obama, visitando las casas en College Hill, un sector cerca del Universidad con casas lindas y viejas. La mayoría de personas son liberales, pero a pesar de eso, hablé con un