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27 April 2007 @ 07:11 am
'The Colbert Report' Tonight! Woohoo!!  
I got a special treat tonight on the Colbert, one that I really never expected and I was a little silly in how giddy I was, but hey, there you have it.

So excited to see Stephen Colbert cover Guam because I lived there on and off for 15 years. There were other things about the island that could have been covered, but I just happy to see it covered. And I was like WOOHOO! because I wasn't aware that Madeleine Bordallo was still the rep, and the reason I was all WOOHOO! is because I know her. She was a friend of my mother's and so it was so cool seeing someone that I actually know, have spoken with on multiple occasions who knew my mom on The Colbert Report. Just awesome!!!!

Now, for those who watched it, I did want to say one thing about brown tree snakes. They ARE a huge problem. When I lived on Guam, we not only had power outages 2-4 hours a week, we had SCHEDULED power outages called "load sheddings" to take the pressure off of the power suppliers listed in the newspaper every day. And part of the reason this happened is because brown tree snakes got up in the power lines ALL THE TIME and knocked them out constantly, and helped deteriorate the systems. So the power problems are pretty big on Guam and a lot of those problems revolve around brown tree snakes. So, terrifying they may not be, but they are a menace.

Anyhoo, good ep, but I was just so pysched that not only was Guam covered, but someone I knew was featured (and did a good job too!) that I pretty much concentrated only on that. (And the joy helped make up for Stephanie Colbertle's loss. Sniff, sniff.)
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hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on April 27th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Wow. You lived in Guam? Sorry, not much of a comment, I'm just psyched to learn a cool fact about you. :)
Arabian: Logan_Hiarabian on April 27th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
I never told you that?! I really thought I had. Yup, I moved there a few months before my 5th birthday, moved away a few months before my 17th birthday, moved back a few months before my 22nd birthday and then left five months before my 30th birthday.
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on April 27th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
That's really cool! I never knew anyone who's even been to Guam, let alone lived there. Someday you must tell me about it. :)
InvalidCookies: fa-this is unbelievablesinca on April 27th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
You lived on Guam? That is neat! I want to visit it someday.
Arabianarabian on April 27th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
If you've ever been to Honolulu, this will give you a good idea -- it's like a much, much smaller less cosmopolitan Honolulu. I don't like the beach or sun so it wasn't actually my cup of tea (90-100 degree weather every day), BUT it was easily the most beautiful place I've ever been (and I was a flight attendant for five years ... albeit in the Pacific, so I never went to Europe or South America). Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Just gorgeous!!!