"You lot. You spend all your time thinking about dying. Like you’re going to get killed by eggs or beef or global warming or asteroids. But you never take time to imagine the impossible- that maybe you’d survive." -The Ninth Doctor
So I guess that'll be the last time I wander in at 1 in the morning after being with a couple of college guys.
"That" being the car trip home and "couple of college guys" being my cousins, of course. What did you think I was talking about?
On the way home it occurred to me that I might make fun of America mainly because I am under the impression that it is cool to do so. And I actually rather like America despite its abundance of flaws, so I apologize to you, USA, and I shall go back to mocking you and your constituents tomorrow (in the figurative sense).
There's an Amish community not terribly far from my grandma's house, and we drove over there last week. (This was mainly to visit their grocery store, because they have amazing bread and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.) It was very interesting.
Unlike the popular assumption, they (at least this group) do use electricity- just from solar panels and windmills. The labels on the food were printed, they had an electronic cash register, and there was artificial lighting inside the store. I don't know how much of that was for the sake of running a business and how much they also use inside their homes, but there you have it.
Then yesterday on the way home we saw an Amish couple inside Walmart, and I have no rationalization for that.