Hello my friends,
It's been a weird month. I've been jetting back and forth from MI to Dubai to MI so much that I feel like I have permanent jet lag :/. no worries though, I shouldn't be complaining. On this last excursion I had the biggest epiphany, and the most uncomfortable stench surrounding me. Let me explain. I started smoking due to stress related reasons, I went crazy and binge smoked for a week before my 13 hr flight. Not a good idea. I got on the plane and then fainted on my sister and then puked. twice. yup. that was my trip. It made me realize that smoking might just not be for me. I've quit ever since then- which i'm sure Controlled Chaos, will be thrilled to read :). Anyways, so i'm in the beautiful city of DC- or should I say crowded? AND super effing HEATED. This city can get HOT. But I like it. The locals are all dressed in suits and business casual, you can hardly find a slacker looking man/woman anywhere on these streets- well to be fair I am staying near Capitol Hill.
So what's going on in the world? Well, BP finally stopped the leak- for now. They capped it and are deciding to leave it that way for now even though their are some suggesting that the integrity of that cap might disintegrate further on in time- but who cares, it's capped right?
There's supposed to be a meeting tomorrow where President Karzai will declare that the Afghan troops will take over the main security of their country by 2014, what happened to 2011? is really all I want to know. I'm pretty sure the President- our President- was clear that we would leave Afghanistan by July 2011. But I guess these things drag on, something we should all be painfully aware of after 9 years of war.
Speaking of war, Iraq isn't exactly a bed of peace and roses just yet. A suicide bomber let one rip killing at least 43 people. It was assumed he was targeting Sunni militia members, because the bomb occurred outside a line where the militiamen were waiting to get paid. AND on the same day, another suicide bomber targeted a meeting of Sunni militia leaders and killed at least 3 people.
Um..lets see what else is going on? Well Palin doesn't want the building of the Cordoba House, a Mosque planned to be built on Ground Zero; Mexican drug cartel burst in upon a birthday party and shot the place up, killing 17 people; I heard Inception was a good movie, breaks box office record- oscar anyone?; and jobless-ness is at 9.5%. I think thats it, until next time- seyonara folks!