I'm starting to get invitations to events surrounding the Democratic convention. NARAL wants me to sign a pro-choice pledge; in return, I get a gift bag and tickets to a Stand Up for Choice event featuring Rubi Nicholas and Lynne Koplitz. No, I hadn't heard of them, either. But if I sign the pledge, then NARAL will be that much closer to being able to declare the Democrats a largely pro-choice party. I'm not sure whom this will surprise.
On the other hand, CH2M HILL has invited me to an evening dedicated to global sustainability, which features food, drinks, and a performance by Willie Nelson. Now we're talking.