Friday, October 8, 2010

Campaign Trail

Yesterday, I walked to the market via my shortcut to see if there had been any changes in the way of trash and/or potholes.  There had been, but not in quite the way I expected.  It was even more trashy than usual, but with decidedly less potholes, which is a plus.  In a tremendous wave of foresight, I had decided to bring my camera in case I saw just such a trashy occasion as this:
I think I should start a series: Cows Eating Trash.  

That cow looks pissed, but what can you do?  I needed that picture.  Also, I recently learned that the cows aren't "free" as I had previously thought.  Farmers own them, and they let them out to roam free during the days, and then at night, they either come back on their own, or someone goes out and collects them.  Some of them are even branded.  So.  That clears that up.  

Trash and potholes road.  This picture really doesn't do it justice.  It's much dirtier and smellier than it looks.
On my way back from the store, I ran into a parade.  Apparently it was some sort of political parade where members of the various parties ride around to drum up support.  A campaign trail, if you will.  I didn't know this at the time, of course.  I just thought it was a bunch of random people getting all fired up for Navrati (another Hindu festival that starts today... I guess it's a really big deal).  Anyway, all the people in the parade were very excited to see me, probably because I had a camera.  They all kept waving to me and smiling really big, which was nice.   I think it makes for better pictures when people aren't staring at you, all pissed off like (e.g. "Cows Eating Trash").  

I think this was the candidate, but who can know for sure?
Perhaps it was this guy, who, incidentally, bears a strong resemblance to Rajinikanth.  
Not everyone was sitting atop a flatbed truck.  There must be at least eight in that auto.  

In other news, I don't know how it happened, but Matt is sick again.  He came home early today with a fever of 102, and is sleeping it off at this very moment.  I feel really bad for him, especially because this will be the second time in a row he's been sick on a weekend!  Can't even get sick during the week to miss work!  Poor guy can't catch a break.  I hope he's feeling much better by Monday, or I will feel really guilty leaving him for Thailand.  Not that I'm very helpful here, but moral support is always nice when you're sick.  


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