It's dripping with good ol' American sentimentality (and it gets needlessly messianic at times), but if you look past the tear-jerker vignettes and actually listen to the guy, it's inescapable. He's so intelligent and articulate. I wish I could vote for him!
Oh, that's it, I've fallen to Obamamania. There must be something in the water here...
I've mentioned before that my adoptive lab here in Boston is awesome and quirky in many ways; to my great enthusiasm, this past week has confirmed and expanded my impressions even further. (photos here)
Motivated by my recent visitors' enthusiastic photographing, I've finally stopped procrastinating around my promise to put up a few pictures of my new home. Well, my new neighborhood and some random views of the city, anyway (apartment photos still to come). So here is the link to the web album (I stole a few of the city photos from my cousin and guest blogger Maud).
Note that that's Boston in summer foliage; within a couple of weeks I hope to have some nice photos of fall foliage, which is already starting to look fantastic. Plus, since I'll be spending this coming week in Maine (for the annual lab retreat) I'm sure I'll have nice pics of New England-y landscapes for a follow-up photopost.
Ok I should write in English (Boston required it).
So the translation is (kind of) : I had a very good week-end in Boston learning more about my cousin's life. I have to say that it seems to be a very nice new life for her.
Wonderful city and good atmosphere. I love Boston. I have lot of fun here.
Then I say to all the family: don't worry Geraldine's going very well. She eats good food and drinks good things. She seems in good health (mental health and physical health). And the main point she enjoys herself. Especially at "work" (the wine is pretty nice here as she said).
"Kvetch" is basically the Yiddish word for complaint, but as author Michael Wex explains, its meaning goes much further than that, and ties in with the underlying philosophy of Yiddish-speaking culture and religious aspects of Judaism, which the book explores in detail.