Sunday, March 25, 2007
Is it Sunday yet? Have the neighbors' parties stopped yet?
At the moment it is 3:15 and our neighbors' parties have woken me up. Note that I use the plural. Unable to go back to sleep I turn on the computer and again I am gazing out the window.
Some envious guy sent me a message from Australia, saying that all the partying here must be great. Only if you are 25 and happen to be invited to all the parties. Yes the cariocas do party. If they partied a little less and really took a look at their country maybe they could spend some "party" energy doing what normal people do. Like protesting in the streets, breaking windows, overturning cars, shooting politicians. Oh, I catch myself here, they do shoot politicians here, just not the right ones.
Speaking of the right ones: We read that Fernando Collor is thinking of running for president in 2010. In any other country he would still be in jail. Here in Brazil it is as if there aren't enough crooks, they recycle them. http://www.amazon.com/Death-Brazil-Omissions-MacRae-Books/dp/0805076417 A very readable book on the true Brazil.