Roger L. Simon

Hammock Blogging: Gauguin meets Obama

I started this post in a hammock in front of the cottage we are renting on the North Shore of Kauai, just south-east of Tunnels Beach (if you’re a Kauai maven), but the squinting from the sunlight bouncing off the Pacific got too much for me and I had to come inside.  This gave me a chance to surf the Internet for the first time in a couple of days to discover the headline Gallup: 9-Point Lead [for Obama] After World Tour.

Oh, well.  After a morning of snorkeling with the butterfly fish, it doesn’t bother me so much.  Maybe if Obama wins I’ll leave the country–hey, it’s the Hollywood thing in reverse–and live out my Gauguin fantasies. Of course, I’m a happily married man, so I’d be going with my wife (hence no vahines) but the siren song of getting away has me in its grip.  Have a good vacation, if you’re having one.  I’m going to try to enjoy mine.

BTW, I watched some guys kite-surfing in a heavy wind this afternoon.  Amazing.