nhnh is going wonderfully below (after the line) is summary of nh so far, i'm lazy and just cut and pasted old letters, then below the next line is stuff i wrote today about nh, got it? its not too confusing i hope) yes, i am so getting pumped for our wall, over xmas break, i bought so many cds and recorded so many songs off the radio, our wall is going to be awesome, i am so excited, we should have a really long wall that last until the sun rises, but maybe thats just because i'm in a dancing mood. i'm so upset i didn't get to go to g love, i was planning on going, but then i had to weigh the two: buying my family presents or going to g love, i was strapped for cash over xams break, and so no g love for me. but, how was it? wasn't it awesome? hows life at nc, are there many people there, whats the dealy yo? i have a lot of news that i'm trying to condense into trying to write in this little work break that i took. but over xmas break, i was sort of a ups man, but i got fired and am now banned from ever working at ups again, but i kept the uniform, lots of other interesting stuff that i'll tell you more about later, its so good to hear from you rebecca
from jan. 8:i got to nh on monday morning, it was in the mid-50's, i was so mad, i wanted to see snow and there was absoloutly none of it, then i went to the manchester headquarters and worked there that day, and they were confused about my housing situation so i went some place in wester nh, with daniel and slept on the floor, but on the way there the rv he was driving crashed in the mcdonalds drive-thru because it was too tall, all it was quite a scene, i had to try really hard not to laugh
then on tuesday, i dropped off lit on peoples doors in western nh, its such a pretty state, i absoloutly love it here, or at least the scenery, the work's not a blast, then on tuesday night i stayed with the nicest old couple in the world, they were so cute they even slept in seperate beds, and i talked to them at their table for about two hours and they tried to teach me how to play cribbage, i still don't have a clue how to play it, but they were so rad, i loved them, then the next day i had to get up at five, and drive across the state with daniel in the rv to durham, at like 7 in the morning in freezing weather we stood on a road holding up bradley signs for an hour, i was about to cry, it was so cold and i just wanted to go home,
then later on wednesday, we went to a pro-choice speech bradley was giving in new market, and had a little rally, i got to see bradley that was kind of cool.
then we went to someone's house in durham we, we painted ourselves, there were at lest fifty of us there. we all painted our faces, and i painted me chest, i was the e in bill bradley, and stood outside for nearly two hours in twenty degree weather. it was so wild, there was so much fighting between the gore and bradley people, it was kind of silly and there was so much so press
then i stayed in a huge house on a lake and had to sleep on the floor, there were people everywhere, it was crazy--there were like 15 people.
then i am now working in concord, i love it here, its so much better than in western nh, it a little city, its kind of cool, its really fun, i have to run now, i'll write more later,
from jan. 12: it is so crazy up here, i love it, we got no sleep, we work 7 days a week for 12-14 hours a day and i absolutly love it, and the commute to the house i'm staying at is about an hour from concorde, where i'm working right now. oh, and listen to this--last night at Matt's apartment (he's the person in charge of the Concorde office) MTV news was going to be there, they were filming the lives of campaign workers for a story they were going to do, and being as how one of many goals in life is to be on Real World and how much i love the sleaziness of MTV, i wanted to go, and Matt said we could go to his place in Manchester if we wanted, and so me and Andrew (a really cool guy thats also interning up here) went and stayed there with the hopes of some exciting MtV thing transpiring, but it was very sedate, there was only one cameraman, and he just filmed us going to sleep on the floor and waking up, he talked to us for about two minutes. there were about ten people there all with the hopes of being on mtv, it was rather dull and most likely the story won't air, if it does i'll be very surprised.
and so now i'm back in concord, and in the same clothes i wore yesterday and without a shower since all of my stuff was at the beach house, like 2 hours away from matt's house. then this afternoon, bill bradley's going to be here, he's going to be in manchester, and so later this afternoon, we're all going to down there, and here him talk and hopefully add him to my growing list of famous people i've briefly encountered (michael stipe, john mccain, etc.)
from jan 13: we have to get up so early here, monday i had to wake up at 5:30 to go to a high school that was an hour away, and try to get the kids to vote for bradley -- the hs was one that was in seveteen magazine and i recognized it and met someone that was in the magazine, i read it while i was at my little cousin jessica's house, and that humoured me very much that the school was in 17 magazine, he he
but most days we dont have to wake up until around eight
tuesday, i got to meet john mccain, i went and saw him give a speech with a friend in concord, it was kind of cool, we sat in the press section and so that was rather hectic and they gave us a copy of the speech becuase they thought we were part of the press and it was so strange reading on the copy as he was saying the exact same thing verbatim but he read it so well that i wouldnt have even noticed he was reading it, i also got to shake his hand, briefly talk with him and got my picture taken with him, it was so exciting, he's a really nice guy, it was so awesome, i'm adding that to the list of celebrities i've recently met with michael stipe.
it's fun at the place i'm staying, im staying at a beach house at weirs, its on a huge lake, it is so beautiful, and at times there are like 15 people staying there, i still haven't gotten a bed, but i dont really care, sleeping on the floor is actually kind of comfortable, i'm usually so tired when i go to bed, that it wouldnt matter where i was sleeping, the other day, there was a dance party and there and there actually other people that really like prince, i was so excited, i sang along to all the wonderful prince songs
it is so crazy up here, i love it, we got no sleep, we work 7 days a week for 12-14 hours a day and i absolutly love it, and the commute to the house i'm staying at is about an hour from concorde, where i'm working right now. oh, and listen to this--tuesday night at Matt's apartment (he's the person in charge of the Concorde office) MTV news was going to be there, they were filming the lives of campaign workers for a story they were going to do, and being as how one of many goals in life is to be on Real World and how much i love the sleaziness of MTV, i wanted to go, and Matt said we could go to his place in Manchester if we wanted, and so me and Andrew (a really cool guy thats also interning up here) went and stayed there with the hopes of some exciting MtV thing transpiring, but it was very sedate, there was only one cameraman, and he just filmed us going to sleep on the floor and waking up, he talked to us for about two minutes. there were about ten people there all with the hopes of being on mtv, it was rather dull and most likely the story won't air, if it does i'll be very surprised.
and so now then on wed morning, and in the same clothes i wore tuesday and without a shower since all of my stuff was at the beach house, like 2 hours away from matt's house. then that same afternoon, i got to go to a rally in manchester where bill bradley was speaking, it was just for all the interns--it was really cool, afterwords i briefly got to meet him and got my picture with him, so that was all rather cool, then later that night, i got to see him speak at new hampshire college on campaign finance reform with common cause and it was followed by a town meeting, it was such a rad experiance, it was one of the most moving speeches about politics that i've ever heard and it gave me even greater respect for bradly, it was so awesome,
life is wonderfully intense up here i love it.
today (thursday) we got some snow, it made it even cooler, new hampshire is one of the prettiest places in the world, it's so small townish and friendly, almost not real when you're used to suburbs and citys and chain stores, it's a very great thing
i'm no longer working in concord, i've been moved to another part of new hampshire where they need more people working--to laconia. It's definitly not as cool a place to work as concord or manchester, since that where the prez candidates make most of their appearances and where all the media is, but this is where true politics happens, these voters out here, ignored by the media really still are going to go and vote, and it's more important to make direct connections with them as i see it than staying in concord, disconnecting from most of the electoarte, and getting to see lots of media and politicos daily. tip o'neil was right on the money when he said all politcs is local
the people in laconia are so nice, it's mostly a blue collar town, and everyone is so friendly. since i'm sure you don't have a clue where laconia is, i'll describe it. it's in the lakes region of nh, lots of frozen lakes and mountains, its really pretty. and i still get to hang out with some of the people from the concord office since i'm living at the same house. it's kind of a flophouse, it's on a beautiful lake--wineapasawkee--it's the setting of the movie what about bob? in case you've ever seen that movie.
it just got really cold here, two days ago was the first snowfall, and it was just a dusting really. then yesterday, it was ten degrees below zero here, with the wind chill factor it was negative forty nine degrees below zero, isn't that insane, it was so cold, i was ready to cry, you've never experianced pain until you've been in the weather. i seriously just wanted to lie down and die, it is the most undesribable pain, but boy does it hurt, and i had to work outside for about 3 hours yesterday. i came close to crying once (that;s the only thing that you feel like doing in that weather: crying) but i didn't but one of the girls i was working with did. we were holding up bradley signs on the side of the road, trying to get cars to honk, and her sign kept blowing away, she chased after it, couldn't catch it, didn't feel like walking back, and just layed down aand cried uncontrollaby outside an office building, one of the women from the office came outside and resued her and let her sit in there for about an hour until she recoverd. and today, it was a little bit warmer in the single didgits, but there was still lots of wind and so it was freezing. tomorrow we're supposed to get 6 to 10 inches of snow, i am so excited about that, i cant wait it for snow, the people in the laconia office are so cool, i already knew them because they lived at the beach house too, and so it is so cool working here, i absolutly love this, it is a blast, although the weather can sometimes be bitter, its still really fun
john mccain is going to be in laconia on monday and our office is going to try and go, possibly go listen, or possibly go and hold a bradley rally, he's one of the few candidates thats going to be in laconia, bc most of the candidates are campaigning in iowa now since their causus is the 26th, but right after that and up until the primary, the candidates are going to criss cross the entire state so we should see hopefully all of them in laconia,
i relly hope bradley wins, he is so awesome,
my happiness here has been tinged with a bit of sadness over the past couple days because more and more of the interns have been leaving for the start of school, the entire concord group, we were all very close and everyone was so awesome dispersed two days ago, as most of the people left for school, and the few remaining ones were sent to work in areas where they needed more people. but most of them are going to come back for primary weekend.
and i must return to trying to get a man elected to the presidency