Welcome to LipstickAndLegislature kiddos! Thanks for stopping by!
You can call me Iz. I rented this polka-dotted studio apartment out here in cyberspace to fulfill my lifelong dream of being heard. Can you hear me? Good. Now, we’ll all have plenty of time to get to know one another, but here are a few things I should tell you upfront, so that you can start getting to know and love me. I am a twenty-something (on the younger end of that spectrum, but that’s all I’ll say on the matter), a Washingtonienne, and an aficionada of guilty pleasures. Here are some things I believe: Life is too short not to eat candy, it’s entirely possible to be a good person and still do naughty things, and the world is ugly enough, so we should all put on a little lipstick. And also, we should be kind to one another. Because kindness is important.
This blog began after a disturbing conversation with a very nice complete stranger who noticed I was reading a newspaper (in a bar on a Friday night… Cool Kid!) and asked if I, like, knew anything about this whole Korea thing and, if so, could I just tell her what it was all about? I’ve always harbored a healthy curiosity for current events, but I recognize that to some, CNN is boring and the State of the Union Address isn’t quite as fascinating as abc’s evening programming. So this space is a bit of a hybrid where I’ll focus on semi-complicated events and concepts by relating them to ones that, shall we say, are a bit less substantive.
Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and stay a little while. I’m happy you’re here!