So my friend “J” emailed me the other day and said that since I wasn’t USING Zolligirl, that she was going to delete it. DELETE it. She said some other stuff about how I wasn’t actually paying for hosting and how she needed the space for “real” clients, blah, blah, blah. I told her that she should just bill her clients for more to cover the cost of my hosting, but for some reason she didn’t think that was a good idea. Good help is hard to find, amiright?
All of this to say that I decided to go ahead and PAY her since I use Zolligirl as an online recipe book and I didn’t want to have to go through the trouble of writing my Moron Test Kitchen’s down. It appears that I’m lazy. Who knew? What does this have to do with anything? Well, if I’m PAYING for hosting, I might as well go ahead and use it.
So, how’ve you been? In the months since we’ve spoken, I’ve managed to gain another 10 pounds, keep my house clean for almost 1 days in a row, oh, and I’ve become a chicken activist. Or as I like to call it, a chicken HATCHtivist!
Yes, I still don’t have chickens and if Cobb County has anything to say about it, I never will! Currently the law is that you must own 2 acres. TWO acres. Who can afford 2 acres in Cobb County? 3% of the people, that’s who. Same old story, the poor get poorer and the rich get chickens. But I’m not taking it lying down. I am using all my power and influence to get the law changed. And by “power and influence” I mean I’m leaving anonymous comments on the Marietta Daily Journal online newspaper. Also, a twitter account.
Here’s what people who want chickens say:
I am happy to see an article on the front page of the MDJ that explores why and how people are living healthier lives when it comes to their food choices. Come on Cobb County and Marietta City! Why can’t I have a few chickens in my backyard that can enjoy some sun on their beaks rather than languish in an industrial henhouse somewhere? Young families want fresh organic eggs from their backyard and the experience of caring for the animals as pets. Other counties and cites in the local Atlanta area allow their residents to have small flocks. Why can’t we?
Here’s what people who DON’T want chickens say:
Duh. Me no want chicken. Me just buy egg.
Clearly, the Cobb Board of Commissioners have a tough decision to make. Sign the petition for backyard chickens in Cobb County here. And if you don’t, remember that Zolligirl is back up and running and looking for material. And I have lots of photos of you.
Hatchtivist don’t play.