Greetings from Clinton Country. Otherwise known as Arkansas!  

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Or Huckabee country. I'm staying in Little Rock, Arkansas. I think I prefer Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama more. I liked New Orleans too, but it was too hot and humid.

Still not surprised to see the devastation on Katrina evident throughout New Orleans. McCain toured part of the 9th ward but the street he toured was in decent shape. One street over looked like hell. At least he went though. I've got tons of work to do, but I'll be flying to Miami tomorrow and hope to post soon.

Greetings from New Orleans, LOUISIANA!  

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I was in Kentucky and West Virginia yesterday and today and now here I am. I am tired though and hitting the hay. Just wanted to check in. Oh, it's humid as hell here. I'll be traveling until next Tuesday, so stay tuned for my other destinations...Then I go to Seattle for a few days...after a year and a half.

I Was in Selma, Alabama Today.  

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It was AMAZING. As you know, I'm not a fan of John McCain, but he delivered a touching speech that was pretty well delivered (considering his lack of oratory skills) and the meat of it, the actual words, were beautiful (props to the speechwriters!). Click here for the full text. Standing there in Selma, looking at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, you could feel the history in the air and there was a specialness about the place that I can't even describe. I've never felt anything like it and the accompanying feelings haunt me.

It's made me reflect on a time when African-Americans were denied their equal and constitutional rights. It made me realize the incredible bravery it took to begin their march, knowing full well they wouldn't complete their journey and would be met with violence. Yet they marched. Not once, not twice, but three times.

It made me think of the ordinary folks who were sitting at home and seeing those horrifying images on television and how that must've inspired many to march, whether physically or symbolically, and some to realize that the injustice of one is the injustice of all.

During this election season, when we complain about the ongoing primary, let us not forget the sacrifice many made to ensure all would have the right to vote.

Headed to Mississippi and Alabama!  

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So I've seen 40 out of the 50 states and by tomorrow night, I will be up to 42 states! I'm flying into Mississippi tomorrow and then driving over to Alabama! There is a small chance I will make it to Louisiana this week and if so, I'll be up to 43 states! I still have Alaska, Wisconsin, the Dakota's, West Virginia (I only live like less than 2 hours from there so I know I'll make it there sometime), and some other southern states.

I feel very lucky that I've been able to see so much of the United States and I wish everyone had the opportunities that I have had.

Here Is Paula and I!  

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On my birthday!!! And we are posing with a "trash person."

Happy Birthday to me.  

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27 years old. :)

McCain: Out of Touch  

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McSame as Bush.


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Is there anything better than the smell of a bleached load of laundry dry? I think not.

Carry on.

My birthday is approaching...  

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So today is April 13th and that means that in two days, I will be 27 years old. 27 feels so much older than 26 does. Can't explain it. My birthday will be pretty decent. I'll have to work the morning shift, which requires waking up at 4am and catching the 5am subway to D.C. I will have my physical therapy appointment after work and then I am meeting my friend, Paula, from NEW HAMPSHIRE, in D.C.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited to see her. Paula has become a dear friend and I look up to her so much. I love my coworkers and they have all become friends, but it will truly be nice to spend some of my birthday with a non work related friend.

So, I think I've shared my favorite Rilke quote before, but I find it very fitting as I sit on the edge of a birthday and faced with many questions about my future:

"I beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Do not search for the answers, which could not be given you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." Rilke

Greetings from Texas!  

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I'm back in the Lone Star state. Gorgeous weather here in Lubbock, but if I never come here again, it will be too soon. I was pleasantly surprised this morning to board my flight with the "Elite Access" group and this was because my ticket was a full fare and I am a frequent flyer with Continental, so they give you that elite access for full fare.

I just really like Continental and am always glad when I see that I've been booked on Continental vs. the HORRID US Airways. Those are the two main airlines I fly. Sometimes I fly a Delta or United, but usually its Continental or US Airways.

I booked my flights for my trip home. I'll be flying into Boise on April 30th!!! My step-dad will pick me up en route to Pocatello where we will clean out my storage unit and take all my stuff to Seattle. I am not only stoked to see all of my belongings, but to see my family, friends, and my pets!!! I'll be flying United into Boise and then Continental from Seattle to D.C. It was surprisingly cheap to do two one way tickets vs a regular round trip. I was only able to get 6 days off and we figured it would be best to maximize my time and not fly me into Seattle wherein I would have to drive to Idaho.

McCain called his wife a trollup and c#&t.  

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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the presumptive Republican nominee for President:

"...At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, 'You're getting a little thin up there.' McCain's face reddened, and he responded, 'At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you c%*t.' McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days..."

More here.

EDITED: My mother has asked me to remove the c word. So...if you can't figure out what the c-word is, click the link above.

I miss New England everyday.  

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I kinda thought I would fall in love with it there and I did. I could easily settle down in New Hampshire or Mass or Maine, or Vermont, or Conn., or Rhode Island.

JRE (John Edwards) RUMOR!  

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I'd like to post a JRE rumor. Not so much because I think it's true, though I hope it is, but because I think it would be fun to speculate about it and be hopeful!

So, the rumor is that JRE has secured the promise of getting the Attorney General position from both Barack and Hillary. The catch? To get it in a Barack Admin, he can't endorse Hillary. To get it in a Hillary Admin, he can't endorse Barack. Smart move by JRE and the potential nominees of our party.

It rings potentially true to me because it would explain why he hasn't endorsed. I have been thinking he wasn't endorsing because Barack blew the endorsement and JRE was leaning towards Hillary but still torn and Hillary faces an uphill battle of winning the nomination and JRE doesn't want to back the loser. But this makes more sense. JRE recently said "no" when asked if he would take a VP slot. Makes partial sense because he isn't cut out for a VP slot, and even more sense when he has the promise of an AG position!

For my non-political family members, an Attorney General can make much more of a difference than a VP can, especially with a Barack or Hillary as President.