Monday, July 14, 2008

Say you want a Revolution?

What better way to celebrate the peasants storming the Bastille than sitting down to an expensive meal?

Let them eat cake indeed!

Don't you think it's just a little hinky that Americans turn July 14 into an excuse to indulge? I guess it's no worse than the crass commercialism of Christmas.

Speaking of the winter holiday of giving, I'm organizing a Christmas in July food drive at the Seattle P-I with the help of Rebekah Denn. I've started volunteering at the U-District Food Bank, and, not surprisingly, the need has never been greater.

So... instead of going out and blowing big bucks on a meal, I'm going to eat at home and take the money I've saved and make a donation. Vive la Revolution!

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