(Third in a series detailing my experiences volunteering for Jim Neal's Senate campaign)
This morning, the sound of a fully functional campaign headquarters was The Beatles, specifically, the Let it Be album -- yes, I'm old enough that my first instinct is still to call them "albums," not "CDs." This wasn't even a CD, though; those are so last millennium. We have iPods, baby. ;)
The place is really starting to buzz now; some more volunteers came in today, and I met a couple of the ones I'd called on Saturday, which was great. *waves at Russ, if he's reading this*
Everyone is so upbeat and positive, it gives the headquarters a wonderful atmosphere. Buzzwords are so focus-groupy, and not to get all Obamaesque (or naive some might say), but there really is a sense of hope and change around this campaign.
Today, we added a coffeepot and mugs, plus cookies, baklava, and blueberry scones. Thank you to everyone who's bringing stuff to us -- we're definitely eating well!
While we have phones now, they were fairly quiet, at least while I was there this morning. A few weeks from now, I wonder if I'll look back on these early, quiet days with nostalgia...
While the phones weren't busy, we sure were. There's a big mailing going out the door, so those of us with pretty, or at least decent, handwriting were addressing envelopes, while other folks stuffed them. Me, I'm left-handed, so while I print neatly, if I don't want to then smear it, I pretty much have to concentrate on what I'm doing to make sure I don't drag my hand through what I just wrote.
I'm not overly talkative by nature anyway; I'm an INTP (sometimes INFP) for those of you who know the Myers-Briggs thing, but if anyone was wondering if I seemed quieter than usual, I'm fine -- it was just that I was concentrating on my handwriting. :)
I made a quick dash out for postage, then I had to go to my paying job, alas. So far, I'm still getting a real thrill out of doing this. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?