Saturday, September 30, 2006


All's quiet on the homefront this morning. Sipping Boca Java and moving around. The chocolate chip muffins are cooling, fresh out of the oven.

Have you seen the commercials for tourism in Kazakhstan? How funny. I guess my husband is ahead of the curve with his travels there!

The record has been broken - at the age of 100, a Vietnamese man became the oldest person sworn in as a citizen in this area. The record had recently been established by a woman, 99 years old from Mexico! As further celebration that day, Nghia Van Doan's granddaughter gave birth to a baby boy. The grand total for him now: 9 children, 114 grandchildren, 139 great-grandchildren, and 8 great -great grandchildren. All of his family here are citizens and 4 of his children are in Vietnam. Only three have died.

That day, 2,508 area residents became citizens. They represented 126 countries.

Doan came to the U.S. in 1990. He was born in North Vietnam and moved to South Vietnam in 1954. What does he want to do now? No, not go to Disney World. He wants to exercise his right to vote! He hasn't decided for whom to vote, according to one of his granddaughters speaking to reporters, but she said it will be someone of "good moral character." Nice.

Just when I thought it was safe to go to an Oliver Stone movie, I am brought back to reality. During the premieres of his new movie, "World Trade Center", he behaved well. Then he went off to the San Sebastian International Film Festival and bashed his country and President Bush. He is "ashamed of my country" and all that Dixie Chick nonsense. He doesn't need my money.

"People of courage and character always seem sinister to the rest." - Hermann Hesse


aka_Meritt said...

Good Morning!

srp said...

If I read your blog everyday I still feel a little hope...

Jennifer said...

The tourism commercials are in response to the 'Borat' movie, bashing the poor little country to no end. The trailer was humorous, but I can't imagine watching it for 2 hours. Apparently, the tiny nation took serious offense.