Oh, how are ya doinâ€™? Iâ€™m sittinâ€™ here all the way in Japan. I guess over here they donâ€™t even call it that. Can you believe they call it Nippon? Who knew. Not one of the newspapers people put in front of me ever called it Nippon. Oh, I did notice the kids here are sooo smart â€“ they can speak foreign languages at such a young age. How do they do it? They have never met a maverick like me though, so it takes some gettinâ€™ used to for all the forâ€™ners here. Luckily, I canâ€™t understand the darn press here, so I just answer their questions they way I want to, which is what I try to do at home anyway. Anywho, I canâ€™t find the soccer moms and joe-six packs here so my message of change, of beinâ€™ a maverick, of, you know, getting my message across, well, its about creatinâ€™ jahbs really, doncha know.
Even here, I canâ€™t get away from Sarah Palin. Iâ€™ve seen the Katie Couric interviews, Iâ€™ve seen the Tina Fey skits. Isnâ€™t it a really bad sign when Tomo finds the Tina Fey skits hilarious? Iâ€™ve seen David Letterman express his displeasure over John McCainâ€™s no show. Damn, Iâ€™ve even see the ladies of â€The Viewâ€ duke it out over sexy Sarah. I NEVER WATCH “THE VIEW” WHEN LIVING IN THE US! What has happened to me? Am I starved for US media? What does our country look like to the rest of the world? Sigh. Well, I am doing my part. I have confirmation that the County of Los Angeles has sent my absentee ballot. I was in Japan during the last general election as well. I was glued to the interweb during that election â€“ Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll get little done on November 5 at work. Iâ€™ll be watching the results come in. Last time it was a public holiday in Japan and I got to stay home. I got so upset though I had to go for a long walk.
Well, this isnâ€™t supposed to be a political blog, but a lot of my non-work time is consumed wondering about the election.
In other news â€¦ hmmm â€¦ Fall is still arriving. It is raining tonight which is fine because I can sit inside, hang out, catch up on emails, write in my blog, watch a movie, do some laundry (yes, laundry), read more about American politics.
The Radiohead concert was GREAT. Iâ€™ve seen them three times. The first time, thanks to Pablo, I got terrific seats at the Hollywood Bowl. So terrific that Jon Bon Jovi and Emilio Estevez were in the box next to me, Cameron Diaz was a few boxes behind me. The second time I saw them was at the Greek. Tomo and I met Pablo before the show, and we noticed Toby Maguire two people in front of me in line. And then we realized it was Leonardo DiCaprio with him just in front of me. Oh, cool. Here in Japan, at Saitama Super Arena, we had tickets in the front section. We didnâ€™t try to get to the very front. We stayed a little way back but were still as close as I was at the Bowl. No celebrities that I recognized but the show was amazing. The best of the shows Iâ€™ve seen. Shows in Japan start so early â€“ this show started at 5:00 pm. We were out of the Arena by 8:30 pm. Cool! I like that! Constrained by train schedules.
OK, well, thanks yâ€™all for readinâ€™ my simple blog. Iâ€™ve got to fold my laundry as any maverick would do!
Oh – The title of this blog takes some thinking. Just say it out loud.