The Americanization of Andy Lee Graham Tour

I am Andy Lee Graham, I have lived outside the USA for 14 years, I am doing a USA Road Trip, and maybe the goal is the Americanization of me in 2012.

I caught myself saying the "American Mantra." yesterday,

"I am too busy."


Boy Genius from I-N-D-I-A, my partner is laughing at me, I feel and sense he is a little prejudice that "Anything American is good." Me and Andrew talk daily for 30-60 minutes over Skype, discussing updates, and changes to all the Hobo sites. He is very excited to hear stories about my daily adventures in the USA.

He likes to to hear about America, while I am being annoyed, he is being entertained about a place where the streets are paved with gold. The USA is a dream, always something just out of their reach for people from other countries, just too far away for people from other countries like I-N-D-I-A.

The people of the world (Boy Genius) generally share the same "Americanism," that anything American is better, or the best, somehow the USA does it better. The world wants to buy American, they want to share our American Dream. In a way, they want to be somebody, because people from America are a somebody, and not a nobody.

Andy being Americanized

I want to slow down my world, and I am reviewing, I want to know who stepped on my gas peddle and made my life faster.

“I’ve lost touch with America,”
he said.
“Everyone talks a lot and they’re loud and they have big noses.”
--- Andy Lee Graham...
Talking to Frank Gray Columnist for the Journal Gazette Newspaper.

I purchased a van for my USA Road Trip.

There are Americanism:

Culture: "The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an  institution, organization, or group.

- Thinking everything in America is better...

- The belief that a mortgage is normal.

- Talking loud

- Driving a car

I admit that I question, and now believe many things American are not beneficial to my goal of being happy. I do not believe in credit for small things, maybe only for a home.

There is a Starbuck Coffee and McDonald's close to the LaSalle Bed and Breakfast where I am staying here in April of 2012.  Bed and Breakfast

Both have a drive through, and there is a stead stream of cars at both, McDonald's sells a normal large cup of coffee for one U.S. Dollar, and Starbucks is three dollars.

This to me is what is wrong with America, and often the world.


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