The richest girl in town. (fightingwords) wrote,
The richest girl in town.
fightingwords

The richest girl in town.

I decided to give into the insomnia tonight--reinforce it, actually, with a Red Bull--to get work done before tomorrow, which I've already started referring to as The Day From Hell. It will be a long day--I have to go into the Just Cause office in the morning, then into the city for meetings at COLAGE, then back to JCO to prepare for an Oakland Rising coalition meeting where I'm doing a presentation on Prop. 98, the sneaky, landlord association-funded initiative on June's ballot that will end rent control in California as well as undermine renter and environmental protections statewide. After that, I'm going to check out nursing homes with my mother....

But.

While I have a little time before The Day From Hell begins, I need to say something.

With the various ups and downs (mostly downs) I've had recently, it's occurred to me from time to time that maybe I should leave the Bay Area, try my luck elsewhere. But Sunday night, I got a good reminder of why I stay here.

It all began with a "Hey, let's have dinner at Julie's Supper Club next Sunday." Ha.

I don't want to leave anyone out of my thank-yous, and there are a lot of them, but I have to give a shout-out to whittles, kampachi, and heliocide for organizing L-Boogie Day. I've had a smile hangover for days.

Thank you to the wonderful folks who performed. Thank you to the beautiful folks who contributed to the silent auction. Thank you to the people who donated at the event or online, who decorated, ran errands, did sound, offered the space, gave up their tips. Thank you to everyone who came.

If I'm Oakland's George Bailey, you're all Clarence. I'll be over here ringing a bell in your honor because you deserve those wings.

Thank you for making me feel like the richest girl in town.



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