There’s this understood rule that authors shouldn’t discuss politics on their blogs. Like we’re not allowed to have opinions or something. But I don’t get what the big freaking deal is. Especially since I’m a very opinionated person and I welcome discussion. And if my ideas inspire thought and change and action, those are all good things. But just like I’m a vegetarian who lets you eat your bacon in peace (I do remember how crispy and delicious bacon is; crunch on), I belong to the Live and Let Live school of life in politics. Isn’t that the basis of achieving world peace?
So I’d like to share a few things about this amazing day with you.
The super part: When something makes you so passionate that it takes over your life and makes you believe that your dreams might actually come true, that’s a righteous thing. I’m not embarrassed to admit that this is the first time in my life I actually care a hang about politics (note: being insanely angry about the way things have been for the past eight years / pissed that my vote was ignored during the last presidential election along with all the other votes for the candidate who really won doesn’t count). I always voted, but I never felt passionate about a candidate. Until now. Which is why I’m volunteering. I’m one of those people you saw today, handing out flyers and speaking with friendly neighbors near (but at least half a block away from) the voting station.
The fat part: Today’s excitement sparked my mission to find the perfect cupcake (with Crumbs being the reigning champion thus far), so I met my friend Tim at Alice’s Tea Cup. They have an impressive array of teas (including seven types of rooibos!) and serve high tea. How awesome is that? I had a delicious vanilla cupcake with pink buttercream icing. It’s running a close second, mainly due to its rich buttery cake.
Get involved. Be informed. Keep hope alive.