Because, seriously, when my mother found out how I was planning on spending my upcoming weekend she had my dad tell me, via facebook, that I was disowned. And in a comment responding to my post about my root canal no less. So, I can't even imagine how others will react. (Jenny, I can't even look you in the eye!)
It all started with the stupid candidate the dem's elected to run for governor in va. I just couldn't get excited. I wasn't impressed. Not that I was any more impressed with the republican candidate. So, after extensive research (that included going to early morning, cold campaign rallies for the republican candidate with my republican husband) I decided I couldn't make up my mind and I wasn't going to vote.
I hate non-voters.
I am not a non-voter.
but I couldn't do it. I decided casting a vote for one candidate because of his political affiliation was wrong if I didn't support his issues, and voting for the other one felt equally wrong because I didn't support his issues either. I could have gone and written someone in, or voted for some obscure 3rd party candidate. But it would have been a cold walk to the polls and I wanted to be green and save gas. Or something.
Anyway, I thought this was all past us, until the invitations started flooding in. The pretty invitations on beautiful cardstock, asking us to come down to the capital city and join the celebration. Yes. The inauguration balls.
Please remember I said don't hate me.
I love dancing.
I love putting on fancy clothes and dancing.
We have good friends in Richmond.
(Right now I kind of feel like the pigeon begging to be allowed to drive the bus)
And I just tried on my one formal dress left from college- beautiful, blue, raw silk- the one I bought at an incredible sale at Filene's, but when I wore it to the ball there were two girls from Kappa Kappa Gamma in the same exact dress (I'm sure they paid full price)- and it still fits.
I know, I hate that I'm writing this at all. In fact, if I hit publish on this post I will think less of myself.
This on the day that I learned our governor elect has nominated Gerard Robinson to be our secretary of education. A man whose bio includes starting numerous charter schools, serving as president on the board of Black Alliance for Educational Options. "
And please don't hate me. Because even though I'm going to a republican party, I will be going in all blue.