I wanted to thank all of you who voted for me in the competition to win a scholarship to this summer’s Netroots Nation convention in Rhode Island. Thanks to your support (and the fact that I have a somewhat compelling blog), I’ve managed to secure one of the slots. I found out a couple of days ago, but I wanted to wait a bit before telling you, just in case it fell through, or, worse yet, I found out that someone had just been pulling my leg. Well, we had the big conference call with the Executive Director of Democracy for America last night, and, as everything seems legit, I thought that I’d go ahead and mention it. I seriously appreciate your support, and I hope to come back from Rhode Island with renewed enthusiasm for the work we have before us, and new ideas as to how, through this blog, I might be able to better contribute toward the positive change we so desperately need in Michigan. So, stay tuned.
As for the accompanying image, it was taken last night, at the Corner Brewery. I was sitting next to my friend Eric, drinking beer, wearing headphones, listening-in on the Democracy for America conference call, along with all of the other scholarship winners, and furiously taking notes. This quickly scrawled letter was my attempt to convey to him that I wasn’t just ignoring him, and listening, as I’m known to do, to audio of Lyndon Johnson ordering pants.
Speaking of that Lyndon Johnson recording, I know I’ve got a lot of projects in the pipeline right now, but, one of these days, I’d like to substitute my own voice for that of Joe Haggar. For some reason, I think that would be incredibly satisfying. (And, yes, now that I’ve been accepted to attend the conference, I can start writing about nonsense like this again.)
Oh, and if you’re a blogger, or an online Progressive activist, who would like to join me at the Netroots Nation conference, there’s still time to apply for a scholarship. The third, and final round is open until May 2nd. You just need to fill out a form, which can be found here… Good luck.