Being a sane person who now lives within a five-hour drive of Washington DC, I’ve decided to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive next Saturday, October 30th. For those of you who live in foreign lands or don’t have cable, this event is being held by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, hosts of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. They generally serve as court jesters pointing out the absurdity in American politics. Anyway, they are hella’ funny and smart, and I think the rally will be a blast as long as I bring several layers and a polar fleece. I’m also exactly the type of person the rally is intended for—someone who believes in sanity in politics, but is too lazy to leave my apartment to campaign or attend any rallies to do anything about it. It’s a rally for people who don’t usually attend rallies! That’s me!
I’m crashing with an old high school friend Friday night, and I’m leaving the city right after the rally ends at 3pm. But if you are in town Saturday morning, perhaps we could meet up and eat up at a breakfast establishment before huddling together for warmth at the rally. Comment here or email me at blog (at) pastaqueen [dot] com. We’ll figure something out. Just don’t be surprised when you see that I’m 50 pounds heavier than from my thinnest, ok? It’s good insulation, my head hurts, and sometimes I need the ice cream.
If you don’t live close to Washington DC, you can check this meetup page to see if there is a satellite rally happening near you. According to the rally web site, the event will be broadcast live on Comedy Central and streamed live on their web site. Watch and try to spot me! It will be like playing Where’s Waldo.