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

I feel like a lifetime has passed.

I have a lot to say right now--

about spending Hallowe'en dressed as a silver devil with some of my favorite people;

about spending the day after Hallowe'en with a cute kid and his parents and later playing too much Rock Band;

about going to a party that night dressed as a silver uniporn with some of my favorite people;

about Día de los Muertos, when some of my favorite people and I painted children's (and adults') faces into skulls;

about crying on elusis's shoulder at the realization that next year I'll have an altar at Garfield Park for my grandmother;

about running into good friends there whom I've known for over a decade and hadn't seen since moving to Oakland;

about waiting for 2 1/2 hours yesterday to vote at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters after the county managed to not send me an absentee ballot for the third election in a row;

about walking around in the rain afterward to knock on doors in West Oakland to remind people to vote no on California Props 6 and 9;

about going to a beginner's kajukenbo ch'uan fa kung fu class last night at Hand to Hand, the largest woman-run martial arts school on the west coast and the kwoon at which I trained when I was a child. My sigung died a few years ago of cancer, but I'll justify wearing the purple belt she gave me again soon;

about waking up way too early this morning even if I did oversleep because the alarm didn't go off to drop No on 6 doorhangers in East Oakland;

about then driving about three hours total to and from San Jose for a five-hour interview at A Big Game Company...

But right now I'm trying to decide if I have it in me to go back to Just Cause for more GOTV work before heading out to watch the returns distract myself from the election with friends.

Hopefully tomorrow, I will sleep in and then spend the day screaming "BOOYAH!" a lot and sporadically dancing to "U Can't Touch This."


  • My tweets

    Tue, 11:23: RT @ sahrasulaiman: Kids rolling 30-40 deep on their bikes in Perth Amboy, NJ got chased at high speeds by several police cars til…

  • My tweets

    Mon, 12:02: I find it fascinating that Chauvin's attorney just played video of former Officer Thao saying "Don't do drugs, kids" to the…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 12:43: RT @ CausaJusta1: We can create safer communities if we defund OPD by 50% and invest in community services. To get there we need to…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.