Sunday, November 9, 2008

Now What Do I Do?

I've been feeling kind of at loose ends since the election. I don't know what to do now now that it's over and I don't have all that political stuff to read on the Internet.

So to brighten myself up a bit, I am sharing a few blog posts that have touched me or amused me over the past few days. I hope you will enjoy them too. Only the first once is serious, but it is light and lovely. It is actually from people from other countries who are interested in what happens to us, although some of our citizens have also posted to it. It's called Thank You USA. I am really touched by the Langston Hughes poem a short way down, I, too, sing America. I've seen that several times now on other blogs.

This is from a Canadian blogger who obviously cares about our country. It was written as advice before the election, but it's so funny, it's well worth reading still. And it's aptly titled Dear America.

Next we have a message from the Queen. She was awfully nice to take the time to write.
I am especially fond of #4.

You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not ready to shoot grouse.

I cannot, however, go along with #12, although I see her point.

Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

And, finally, from the very funny Seth Grahame-Smith who wrote this post before the election as well. Hah! We showed him.


Peggy Sez.. said...

Can't you just see Queen Elizabeth reading that list aloud and then, every now and again,looking up and raising that one eyebrow to make a point?
Was that the longest sentence ever or what?....LOL!!

Sue Jacquette said...

Thanks! These were so fun to read. Like you, I'm kind of lost without the focus of the elections, but the Supreme Court is in session, I'm sure that will give me a lot of distraction!