Typical of my luck...

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Just a quick one (or a slow one... my mom has DIAL-UP internet, but it gets even more dire than that, believe it or not: for it's only available in the day-time!!!!!! Courtesy of some senior-citizens internet-plan thingy she has, to which I softly beg: Help me!). Anyway... as I was saying: I have to make this quick. Just want to say that I arrived in By George! my new home-town, in one piece.

I've already been across the mountain to the famous KKNK. And no, the KKNK is NOT affiliated with or supported by (or to be confused with) the American KKK. This KKNK to which I refer is a fab arts festival celebrated annually in Oudtshoorn, a town on the outskirts of the Karoo (which is South Africa's version of the Outback), where I unwittingly chatted up South African celebs. More about that in a later update (when I manage to steal on here again).

But what the title of this blog is really referring to today is THIS article I glanced at when the MSN homepage finally downloaded.

I read it and wept a bit for myself. But should this bill pass, I'd be very, very happy for millions of other deserving hangers-on.

Edited to say: I know that this is probably an effort by the generally Xenophobic Republicans to clamour for votes, and ironically their proposed bill is very similar to what the Democrats have been trying to pass for a while, but at this point, I don't care, I just want long-suffering immigrants to benefit for a change, because I've BEEN there, and I know what that kind of life (if one can call it that) is like.

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Red Dahling,
Maybe this bill can open the door for a return visit someday soon. Also send me your new snail mail address in George, I might have a package to send.
A little reminder of Baltimore.

Annika said:

I cried for you too. But if you must be half a world away, I think George! is the perfect place.

kerri said:

I'm with Annika. George looks beautiful! And maybe you won't be gone so long? :) (Also: poo! to dial-up.)

SilverSabre said:

Sigh...you went to the festival..Im so envious..

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  • SilverSabre : Sigh...you went to the festival..Im so envious..... [go]
  • kerri : I'm with Annika. George looks beautiful! And maybe you won't be gone so long? :) (Also: poo! to dial... [go]
  • Annika : I cried for you too. But if you must be half a world away, I think George! is the perfect place.... [go]
  • bookstorediva : Red Dahling, Maybe this bill can open the door for a return visit someday soon. Also send me your ne... [go]
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