Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pasta For The People

Note: I have made comments accessible to all, not just registered users. UNITY!

I'd been planning to type up my recipe for Congee Tom Yum, the soup I delivered to the Village on Friday night when, on Tuesday morning, I read my e-mail.

Well, wow.

Occupy OC thought it important enough to put my name in an e-mail blast call to attend the Irvine City Council meeting that night. I guess I'd better do something. I mean, they even said "Please"!

So I set about making arrangements to get a ride (thank you Laura!) and to have my husband take charge of the pasta I had on the menu for that night. And I spent a lot of time thinking about what I would say to the City Council about the Occupation.

Let's get this clear, here. I am not a public speaker. I'm an introvert. The adage "three's a crowd" is not far off for me. I work from a home office and see my co-workers face-to-face about twice a year. And I like it that way. Out of my comfort zone? Understatement of the decade.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Better than Prozac and Potato Chips

Only I could start a blog about something that might very well not exist the next day.

Tomorrow night, (Tuesday, November 22) Occupy Orange County will go before the Irvine City Council to see if the city will continue to acknowledge our First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly.

I use the term "our" very loosely, and I hope my friends don't mind. I'm not camping out in Irvine. For the last month or so, though, I've been making hot food a few times a week for those dedicated Occupiers who have become my friends, since they're not permitted to have anything in the village that will present a fire hazard.