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Monday, January 14, 2008

Give Me a T!

What starts with a "T," is awesome and, but for one syllable, rhymes with "lederhosen"?* That's right...TRADER JOE'S! A few of my lady friends and I made a short shopping/talking/eating/drinking trip to Charlotte this weekend. On the way out of town, we stopped at Trader Joe's to stock up on low-priced treats. I'll spare you my list, but I think the four of us spent about a thousand dollars all together. That isn't an exaggeration. If you love TJ's like I love TJ's, or if you care about me and want me to be happy, please email them and let them know how much you would like them to open a store here in my town. Thanks.

One reason TJ's is able to keep the prices so low is by cutting out the middle man (or woman, as the case may be) whenever possible. Guess what! You, too, can cut out the middle entity, right here at home! How? By going to the All Local Farmers' Market! It happens twice a month, on the second Saturday at Gervais and Vine and on the fourth Saturday at Yo Burrito. I may have mentioned it a few times before... The fourth Saturday of this month falls on January twenty sixth, the day of the Democratic Primary in South Carolina. But I digress.

Oh, wait, no I don't digress, because the primary is on my mind. Yesterday afternoon, my children and I got to see Senator Hillary Clinton address a group of local women. Baby J was not interested and left after several minutes. O and the X-Man, on the other hand, were riveted. I was thrilled to see them feeling so involved in an election. The Brave O got in trouble for weaseling away from me through the crowd Hillary's autograph and a handshake. She asked him his name and looked him in the eye.

Ladies and gentlemen, this may or may not be the moment you have all been waiting for. The Daily Digress has decided to officially endorse Senator Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. I rarely admit so openly which candidate I support, mostly because I hate discussing politics.
If you want a long conversation with me, ask me about the dress I bought at Coplon's big sale in Charlotte (It is so totally awesome that I might have to have a party for it). I won't bore you with all of the reasons I've decided to place myself firmly in Hillary's camp, because I'm pretty sure no one reads this for the political insight.

The woman I hope will become president talked about a lot of things yesterday, including several that are close to my heart. She talked about health care, how we fall short and how we can do better. She talked about teen pregnancy and the need to prevent it. She talked about the need to support local and minority-owned businesses by including them. She specifically talked about small, organic farmers and how we can make sure they survive and thrive. I think she'd really like our twice monthly market. Maybe she'll stop by the day of the primary for an all-local breakfast:
Anson Mills grits, Wil-Moore Farms eggs and Caw Caw Creek sausage with a side of hot coffee. She'll need a good breakfast for the long day ahead!

And that's all I'll say about that, but for a short Public Service Announcement for South Carolina lawyers:

The South Carolina Bar Association conference in Charleston will be going on during the primary. If you plan to be at the conference and will be unable to vote locally, please make sure to get an absentee ballot. Democratic absentee ballots must be received by January 25th, I think.

Namasté, y'all!


* It comes closer to rhyming with the singular version, lederhose, but who refers to lederhosen in the singular? Nicht ich, mein Freund, nicht ich.

7 comments:

EK said...

It's fairly easy to cast an absentee ballot. You can do it in person up until 5pm the day before the primary, or request a ballot by mail up to four days prior. Categories of people eligible to vote early include persons who will be outside their county of residence on election day; persons 65 or older; and persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on election day. Readers of this blog will be happy to know that absentee ballots can also be cast by persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial. More information on absentee voting can be found at http://www.scvotes.org/

Also, Go Hillary!

jackwolfe1216 said...

I am truly disappointed that you had to bring politics into an otherwise entertaining and uplifting blog. I hope that you will return to writing something that everyone can enjoy reading.

Anonymous said...

That's the beauty of the blog, though, isn't it? Stop by and take what you want from it. What's not for you can be easily bypassed to the next fun topic............I personally am happy to hear that Hillary Clinton's message is well-received throughout the country and totally agree that she's the woman for the job!!!!!

annie said...

Thank you, Anonymous - it's always great to know there's yet another Hillary supporter!

btw, I know the poster above and I think his remark was made in fun, although he and I do differ politically! LOL

EK said...

Uncle Jack, does this mean you don't want that Hillary 08 yard sign I was saving especially for you? Buttons and bumper stickers available upon request.

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