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Monday, November 3, 2008

Letter from the Blur

posted by on November 3 at 15:53 PM

Nothing is really that compelling about my voting story (it was done absentee at the People’s Pub in Ballard). The real story is what is going to happen tomorrow. I hop on a plane at 8:30 am and will end my day at Grant Park in Chicago. I do happen be one of the 65,000 who have tickets to get beyond the gates. Why I bought the plane ticket? How I found out to email about attending the “celebration”? It is all a blur. I bet the next 48 hours will be the same. Right now my feelings are nausea, sugar-fueled panic and tense glee. Why am I doing this to myself?

-Jessica Obrist, Seattle

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hey I'm sure you donated and shit but if you could've gotten on a plane to go to grant park, just curious--why didn'tcha get on a plane to go work in Florida or Nevada or someplace?

Posted by PC | November 3, 2008 4:24 PM

Thanks for asking PC. My boyfriend has been there over the weekend working in Indiana and such. Without sharing my WHOLE life story, I'm just couldn't get much time off work and away from my other fundraising activities here in Seattle (yes, I'm donating flights and money and time to that other thing I'm passionate about). I shouldn't even be doing this 24 hour trip. Plus, I'm being selfish. I could have used my airline miles to get me somewhere useful...but I'm not. I'm joining my boyfriend, who has been working so long and paying out of pocket to be there. My personal efforts, besides cash, have been small towards this campaign but big in regards to other things that are important to me. Luckily, I've got a boy out there doing twice the work.

Posted by JessicaObrist | November 3, 2008 4:36 PM

Or maybe Jessica could have just donated some of her money to a PC fund for eliminating unwarranted snark.

Posted by THE DOGS MAY BARK | November 3, 2008 5:30 PM

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