Celebrate with 10,000 Maniacs

Bottoms up

Bottoms up

It’s late on a Friday, and there is much to celebrate, not the least of which is 10,000 hits to this just-over-five-weeks-old blog. We’ve come a long way since our first post. Not quite 10,000 maniacs, I know, but hey. It’s my blog and I’ll spin if I want to. Heheh.

We should also celebrate the progress of our fledgling movement, of which The Denver Group is the most recent addition (I’ve heard of). PUMA Alliance is another sign of progress. A PUMA even managed to upset Howard Dean’s picture perfect voter registration kick off in Crawford, Texas. (H/T Campskunk at Alegre’s Corner.)

Tomorrow we celebrate again, formally, in public again. Tomorrow is the 160th Anniversary of the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY. 18 Million Voices and other groups, such as Seneca160 will commemorate with a national Resolution Day. Events are planned around the country to gather and sign our names to the Declaration of Resolutions. Find an event near you and plan to attend. Yours truly will be making an appearance at the Cincinnati lunch event tomorrow.

Finally, I’m personally celebrating the move to the roomier apartment and the fact that I got the job I interviewed for today. It’s an adjunct position at a local college, and will enhance my teaching experience. I’ll have experience on every level. I like that idea.

What about you? Got anything to celebrate? Tell us in comments. I’ll leave you with this great video. Enjoy your weekend. This is an open thread.

Update: These are the local events tomorrow so far:

Fort Wayne, Indiana
11: a.m. – 5 p.m.

Public BBQ
MPNA Community Open Lot
1304 S. Anthony Blvd.
3 blocks south of Indiana Tech or just across the street from Shepard of the City Lutheran Church

Cincinnati, Ohio
11:30 a.m.
Panera Bread
3806 Paxton Ave

Columbus, Ohio
Fri, July 18th, 12:00 noon
Special Friday event before travelling to Seneca
New Albany Public Library
200 Market Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Private house party celebration

Kansas City, Missouri
1:00 p.m.
Sharp’s 63rd Street Grill
128 W 63rd St

Orland, Florida
1:00 p.m.
Starbuck’s (College Park)
1915 Edgewater Dr.

Seattle, Washington
2:00 p.m.
The Seattle Center (all 4 entrances)
305 Harrison St

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2:00 p.m.
Homestead Waterfront Fuddruckers
201 Waterfront Drive, W Homestead

East Lansing, Michigan
2:00 p.m.
Patriarche Park
E Saginaw St & Alton Rd

Ashevill, North Carolina
3:00 p.m.
Corner of Grove St and Patton Ave
Steps of the federal Courthouse
Period dress welcome.
Women: long dark skirt and white blouse, small straw hat.
Men: dark slacks, white shirt, narrow tie, straw derby hat.

Denver, Colorado
3:00 p.m.
Confluence Park

Kenosha, Wisconsin
4:00 p.m.
The Brat Stop
12304 75th St

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Parkshore Grill
300 Beach Drive

New York City
4:30 p.m.
Washington Square Park
Greenwich Village
(Alternate Venue in case of rain)
The Dove
228 Thompson

Studio City, California
5:00 p.m.
Private house party celebration

Oakland, CA
5:30 p.m.

Private house party celebration.

Sparks, Nevada
6:00 p.m.
Wild Island Family Adventure
Coconut Bowl
250 Wild Island Ct.

Las Vegas, Nevada
6:00 p.m.
The HeartWorks Family Center
5055 S. Duneville St.

Nashville, Tennessee
6:00 p.m.
East Side
Private house party celebration

Houston, Texas
7:30 p.m.
Meyerland Plaza Cafe Express
210 Meyerland Plaza

Portland, Oregon
Private house party celebration


8 comments on “Celebrate with 10,000 Maniacs

  1. Amarissa says:

    Very happy for you and congrats!

  2. CognitiveDissonance says:

    Annabelle, congratulations on the job AND for the success of this site! You’ve worked hard and deserve it!

  3. annabellep says:

    Thanks, y’all. I’m just kicking back with a glass of Sangria right now. My daughter is elsewhere in safe hands tonight, all the pets are even gone (we have a dog and a rat), and the hubby goes to work at 9:30. I may have to draw the blinds in our nearly empty apartment and dance like no one is watching. 🙂

  4. annabellep says:

    Interesting: PUMA reports from the non-PUMAsphere.

    Awesome Letter to the Editor in the Salt Lake Tribune. The title is simply great: Obama a Hypocrite. Heh.

  5. Ciardha says:

    See you in Cincinnatti! 🙂

  6. a teacher says:

    Many congratulations on your college position-such postings are competitive and difficult to come by. I’ll bet they were very impressed with your writing and research. If I’m not intruding, what will you be teaching and when will you begin?
    Again, congratulations on you new position and the success of
    Peacocks and Lilies-both are a tribute to your intellect and imagination.

  7. sharmajee says:

    You got sent a modest tip via paypal, hope it covers atleast oneday’s meals in Denver!

  8. madamab says:

    Woo-hoo! Congratulations on your job. Have a great weekend. 🙂

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