Something pretty amazing happened on Tuesday night, right?! First, while the whole world was watching the election unfold, my husband and I went out to dinner for our eighth wedding anniversary, listening to every second of coverage on our drive there and back via satellite radio. (Oh, and Twitter!) We ventured into Downtown Los Angeles to a restaurant I've been dying to try, Bottega Louie (here feast your eyes). The restaurant is all white with soaring ceilings and not a lick of artwork to distract from your experience. It's akin to eating in a museum, where the food is the art. The floors are covered in Carrara marble and the back wall - where the hand-thrown pizzas are created and baked - consists of floor-to-ceiling subway tiles. The kitchen is completely open to its patrons, and the patisserie - which greets you upon entering the restaurant - is also white and pristine. Again, perfect for making the sweets stand out like little jewels.
Then, there was the election. Erin brought up an interesting point that I hadn't considered, and it inspired me to share a quick thought. She mentioned that I managed to stay pretty bi-partisan throughout the entire campaign season. It's true. I'm pretty much the same way in real life. Don't get me wrong, I can be a pretty emotionally charged person and I've been in my share of arguments, even fights. I also had the requisite Obama-vs-Romney debate with family members. (Trust me, it got heated, but no one walked away angry and everyone felt like their voice was heard.) I will and do stand up for what I believe in when called to action. However, I can't let highly charged emotions lead my life as it hasn't served me well in the past. Maybe I take the safe way out. Maybe I think no one is interested in hearing another opinion, especially mine. Whatever the reason, somehow I hope you know where my allegiance lies. I am a woman and a minority, it should be pretty clear. In the event it's not, if this woman is the future of America and this woman is the voice of my generation, then I stand tall and proud.
So, there it is. Another successful year of marriage and another four years. A night to remember, for certain. Happy weekend, my friends! How do you plan to spend it?