it’s official / camPAIN 2008

it’s official. if you haven’t been checking my calendar (and really, who does?) after thanksgiving i will no longer be a supervalu employee. the concept scares the shit out of me. after 2 years of being a salaried employee making middle class wages with decent enough benefits, it feels like i’m jumping out into ice-cold, shark-infested waters and it’s sink or swim. we’ve done all the planning, conceptualizing, and preparing we can do, the only thing left is to just jump in and hope for the best.

i will go in that monday after thanksgiving to fill out paperwork stuff, wednesday and thursday do whole foods training and then go on the schedule. i have no idea what the future after that holds. i only hope the commute doesn’t suck too much and that i have time to do graphic design which is still the intended primary source of income. oh, and that i make enough between the two to keep our heads above the water. i’m training erin on photoshop now, with regards to building a site template. it’s time to truly prove our/my worth and put my money where my mouth is in terms of being creative for a living.

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after reading some more about dennis kucinich on his campaign site, i’ve decided to leap onto the support your candidate bandwagon. i’m not sure what that means yet, exactly, other than the fact that i want to make some iconified graphics to put link things on a web site (and i noticed there aren’t any, so i figured i could do that, put my skillz to work). little mini banner things is what i was thinking for blogs, sigs, myspace, whatever.

anyway, there’s a couple reasons i’m doing this. one is i agree with his politics. or actually his policies match up with my politics. i also think that it’s time to get behind a candidate. i usually am really slack in terms of researching my candidates. i did go to a talk on the spitfire tour with several people talking about ralph nader and the “if we just get 3% of the vote we will have real funding to launch an actual federally funded campaign” argument and for my part i really did believe in his politics. but i knew it was a lost cause. i also knew in my gut that bush had no chance of winning, and i was right — cuz he cheated. but that’s besides the point. anyway, i tend to just pick the lesser of the evils without really knowing about what they really stand for. if hilary ran and was the democratic candidate, for example, i would possibly vote for her just to make her the first female pres, even if i didn’t really agree with her political stance (and really hate how she’s jumped on the video-games-are-evil bandwagon). also, looking at his political history, this guy has major f’ing cajones. seriously. he’s not afraid to take a stand even when it’s an unpopular one when it’s the right decision to make, and he seems to really have his constituents’ best interests at heart and listen to their needs. it’s worth taking a look at his website to check out what i mean. so he’s someone i can get behind and feel good about it.

and probably he’ll lose anyway because i’m isolationist like that…

i always want to be more politically active and involved but then my laziness takes over and it’s bad. so this time i’m going to be at least somewhat informed. and active. so there may be buttons coming. also, i didn’t realize i was f’ing democrat. i swear i was green. but i guess the D’s have a better chance of, you know, winning elections…

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4 Replies to “it’s official / camPAIN 2008”

  1. OMG that is sooo exciting! I wish you both the best. You guys are so creative and talented I have no doubts, but good luck anyways :)

  2. OMG that is sooo exciting! I wish you both the best. You guys are so creative and talented I have no doubts, but good luck anyways :)

  3. chris, I know that you are going to succeed with your ventures. I'm glad you're following your dream and taking steps to make it come true. Dad & I are both in your corner. Also kudos for your political involvement.

  4. chris, I know that you are going to succeed with your ventures. I’m glad you’re following your dream and taking steps to make it come true. Dad & I are both in your corner. Also kudos for your political involvement.

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