Yesterday I kicked off the first day of spring in style, with singing AND jam... more later. But most importantly, Census 2010 is in the air! In case you haven't known me for the better part of the last decade, or were perhaps living under a rock somewhere, I served as a "Non-response Enumerator" back in 2000 and remain a huge census nerd. This year both Steve and I turned down census jobs, but I can still join in the propaganda campaign. There's always a few troublemakers in the news, but in my experience everyone in the real world was welcoming to me and proud to be counted. And I mean EVERYONE, from college professors to teenage mothers to recent immigrants (legal and otherwise) to condo board members to black guys hanging out on the street corner to lesbian homeowners to everyone confused by the lack of a "latino" ethnicity bubble.
The first installment in my ongoing series celebrating the impact of the census on American culture: