Victory and success for the local T-Birds was had last night during trivia @ The Eddy in Saxapahaw. Our team won and it was a really good time. I made Valentines for my new good neighbor friends. Modgepodge and magazine cutouts, crafts zone at my house was inspired by riding by The Sparrow House (a house down the road that should be named the Peacock House) and seeing hearts and lights everywhere.
Traditionally, I’m not a fan of Valentines day, so I go into work and use the Hallmark occasion to make a few extra bucks. I’ve been a waitress, bartender, dishwasher, or cook since I was 14. Valentines day is so ridiculous because we should be giving love in such an obscene way EVERY DAY!!
In other news, in 1920 on this day The League of Women Voters was established in Chicago. Also, Feb. 14, 1847, Anna Howard Shaw, one of the most influential leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, was born. The coalition for Fair (publicly funded) Elections is made up of many organizations, mine being one of them (Democracy Matters) and the League of Women Voters is another. I am very happy to be able to say that I a m a part of such an amazing coalition, working for change in this country. Getting private and corporate wealth out of the election system is our goal – as it stands right now, all politicians (no matter how wonderful or terrible they may be) are indebted to the people who pay for their elections and the SUPERPACs that support them. On Valentines today in New York, Valentines are being distributed to elected officials for their support of Fair Elections and we will hopefully see some substantial changes, and soon.
Craving, if you were wondering is the name of today’s post for two reasons: 1. I’m hungry, this is to be mediated shortly. and 2. I was missing the voice of my dear friend who just moved to Thailand. I spoke to her this morning and it was a delight.
Sending Valentines love from across the world is a lovely way to start your day. I also received a very special e-mail from my sweetheart telling me how sweet I am and how much he loves me, he doesn’t just do this on Valentines day. So I’m pretty lucky. 🙂 I made him a card last night too, a hilarious one that is not only a hand-made card, but it’s an awesome, hand-made pop-out card.
So happy V-Day everyone, from your local, typical and loving,