Posts Tagged ‘moveon

16
Sep
08

day 11 – the word on the street

Day 11

Day 11

“The Word on the Street”
Sunday, 9/14/08

Shirt: Barack’s How I roll – can be purchased through Cafe Press.

Where:
1. Starbucks and Bagel Shop –
saw a car on the way that had several bumper stickers including Obama, Hillary and Go Veg. We don’t see this often in our neighborhood. I was thinking recently about how many fewer bumper stickers I’ve seen for this election than in 2004. We were living in Columbus in 2004, so maybe that has something to do with it. Anyway, so here was this car with the bumper stickers in small town, OH and I figured we’d never see it again, but then we turned on to our street and the car was parked in a driveway a few houses away. They also had an Obama sign on their front door. Crazy! So, as if this isn’t shocking enough, we go to the Hillary rally and see the same car there. I need to make a point of meeting this person. We have been thinking about hosting one of those MoveOn parties this weekend. Maybe we should, and then we’d find some other local Obama supporters.

2. Hillary Rally – we arrived early and there was a really long line. Kind of a party atmosphere in the line with people selling t-shirts and buttons. I was definitely not the only person wearing an Obama shirt, but G may have been the youngest 🙂

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14
Sep
08

Day 10 – the word on the street

Day 10

Day 10

“The Word on the Street”
Saturday, 9/13/08

Shirt: Berkeley for Obama – available at CafePress. Why Berkeley? Favorite friends of ours recently moved there, and were so nice to send me this shirt. So fun wearing it all day even through the Ohio rain.

Don’t forget to order your free Obama Button from MoveOn.

Where:
1. Indian Restaurant –
we don’t usually eat here two days straight, but some friends were going for lunch and invited us. Our favorite server said, “Oh, Obama again” and smiled. Our friends liked my shirt too. We had brief conversation about Gov. Palin and our continued shock and growing fear of her.

2. Pet Supply Store – this store always has conservative talk radio playing. I’ve thought about boycotting them for that, but the fact is they’re the only store in town that stocks our preferred dog food, and they’ve helped me with some advocacy work for the local dog pound, so that’s enough balance for me. If they started selling puppies or kittens, that would be a deal breaker. I wondered what sort of reaction I would get to my shirt, but no problems. I think the cashier was primarily concerned with helping me carry all of the dog food out in the rain.

3. Movie – we saw the new Coen brothers movie. Funny and sad all at once. No shirt reaction.

4. Local Sports Bar – we’d never been to this place before, and I knew I’d stick out as the only person not wearing OSU gear. Plenty of looks, but no comments.