So after work, I put did a "Mr. Rogers" by changing into my tennis shoes and headed over, totally unsure of what I would be doing. When I walked in, a group of volunteers was waiting to be taken back with me to be at the mercy of the organizers...who were nice enough to provide snacks and water/beer. Who can say no to that?
Time literally flew by and I had to force myself to leave at 8:45 p.m. because, oh yeah I have to work tomorrow! But while I was there, I helped sort mail, log donations and practice my addition/subtraction skills with those donations too. While I was sorting through the mail, there were a few "aww" moments, such as letters from kids, and a surprising number of letters/donations from overseas too. But for every "aww" letter, there is always a puzzling, WTF letter too. I even saw some done on a...typewriter. So odd and archaic.
Trust me, campaign headquarters are not like they are on the "West Wing," but the energy in the office, including watching people work from any hard surface, such as the floor, and seeing staffers in the "phone booths" was pretty cool. And it was nice to say I was part of it. I'll definitely be going back to help out.
This will likely not shock you, but I'm a Democrat. But this post isn't about going back and forth on the issues and telling you all why I'm choosing to vote for Obama over McCain. I just wanted to share my evening out with everyone. And I'm not going to preach too you about my political choice, but I will say this, learn both candidates positions on the issues affecting us now and go vote in November. And taking my own advice, I need to look into registering to vote in Illinois.
In closing, I share my favorite "Daily Show" clip from the 2004 DNC with my favorite guy, Stephen Colbert. I hope you find it humorous too. We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.
Note: Apparently the video from the "Daily Show" would not embed on this site very well. Sigh. So instead I'm including a link to the Comedy Central Web site to check out the video. Hopefully this will work because it's really funny.