super fat tuesday

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.

The Tuesday part:  If you want to see the primary results, here they are.  And if you want to see which campaign I’m volunteering for, yes you can.

Get involved.  Be informed.  Keep hope alive.

7 thoughts on “super fat tuesday

      • Kidlit Drink Night
        Where: Local
        1004 2nd Ave.(@ 53rd St.)
        New York, NY 10022, Phone: 212.755.7020
        Ask for the Elizabeth Bird party in the back room.
        When: Friday, February 8th, 9:00 p.m. (after the SCBWI Cockatil Party) till ???
        Who: Anyone who wants to come on down. Seriously. Invite your friends.

    • Woo-hoo! Your first election – and such a historic one at that! I hope you’re watching the debates and learning about all of the candidates’ positions on issues that are important to you.

  1. Yay. I have been so tired of reading lj blogs as if the most important story of our times simply does not exist. We’re writers! How can we not love this guy?
    I went to the Alice’s Tea Cup on the East Side way uptown and thought it was too cute. So I’m glad you had a good time.

    • Thank you! I know, it’s like the election’s not even happening or not affecting people enough to inspire at least a few blog entries. No one should feel afraid to speak out about what they believe in…isn’t that what blogs are for?
      The Alice’s Tea Cup I went to was on the Upper West Side at 73rd & Columbus. I didn’t know there was another location. Thanks for the info! Oh, and you would have loved Caffe Vivaldi the other night. There was live music out on the street.


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