Anahita has been trying to raise up some political interests in me (refer to "comment" on blog dated 1/16/08). I think it is because she became excited when I programmed NPR in my car radio, wrote about Afghanistan and showed some interest in the world. Little does she know that the NPR radio button has yet to be used, and my slight interest in world news and current events was merely due to an entertaining book, an interesting movie, and possibly a laps in personality.
She tried to use the "charming and handsome brother" tactic on me to introduce me to the presidential race and to persuade me to vote, vote! She sent me a survey to complete which would inform me of the presidential candidates who I am mostly "compatible" with (I was unaware of the meaning of almost half of the words in the survey). She even tried to guide me to the voter registration website in order to make the process smoother for me.
Does she truly believe that this Glamour Magazine reading, Romantic Comedy watching, gossipy, American Idol fan could be transformed to a worldly, politically educated, fascinating conversationalist, news paper reading voter?
It has been raining in Southern California for almost a week straight now, any thing is possible!