August 3rd, 2004


headaches both real and virtual

I woke with another smallish headache during the night. I took Tylenol Migraine and it is going away.

Tonight, though. I foolishly responded to a call on my cell phone, from a number I didn't recognize. It was the campaign headquarters for a woman who is running for state senate, a woman I know from my long years with the city of SLO. She made her way through the Kerry event last Thursday, getting people to sign up. I couldn't say no, and I didn't think until later that I could have put down a wrong phone number. So there I was, talking to her daughter. And I signed up for the phone bank tonight, from 5:30 to 8:30. I thought about asking about cutting it back to one hour or two but realized that would just be too weird. So tonight that's what I do, and I fully expect it to be a type of headache.

Working on behalf of someone I don't much like, calling people in the evenings, being one of the persons I hang up on.

LiveJournal summer cleaning?

I am getting email notices of comments made by others from early July and even the end of June. Notices I didn't get then. I gather someone has cleaned out a stash of stuck messages somewhere on a LJ server? I guess I haven't been paying attention.

Phone bank penance

I did my time on the phone bank. The campaign headquarters is a large room in a newer building, easy to reach, parking available. REally good location and lots of room. I suspect the space was offered to Peg by the building owner as a kind of donation. I should say "in-kind" donation. Peg's daughter led us through the 10-minute training and we found ourselves phones and went to it. After I finished my pages I brought them back to her and said no, I didn't want to go through a few more. I said actually I hate this kind of thing and it wasn't that bad considering that. I offered my services as a computer geek instead, but I sensed they really want the foot soldiers who will do the phone thing. I don't think they'll call me again unless they get desperate. Works for me!