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(no subject) [Nov. 5th, 2008|08:56 pm]
what a marvelous mess
Last night was the best night to be in DC. The excitement at the law school was palpable, literally, the entire day.

Amanda and I ventured out to the Hill to see if we could snag a table for us, Josh, and his dad, but to no avail - most bars on the Hill seemed filled to capacity, and that was at 6pm. I suppose I should have assumed, but it's strange to see an election cause this much fuss. Although, it is DC, and everything can be made into a reason to drink.

We settled down at Jack's in Dupont, and proceeded to eat, drink, and shit our pants when Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia were called for Obama. As the "Poll Clock" counted down to the West Coast poll closings at 11 EST, we held our breath. I thought they'd wait a bit to call it, but since Obama was so far ahead, and California was a sure bet (with 55 more electoral votes!), they called the election.

The bar went insane. People were screaming, crying (I'm guilty of this - when Ohio was called, when the election was called, and during Obama's speech), cheering. We headed out, only to discover that there were crowds of people heading to the White House. School night be damned, Amanda, Josh, and I walked to the White House. The streets were mobbed - literally. Every car that drove by was honking, people were hanging out of the windows screaming, and perfect strangers were hugging in the street.

Crowds upon crowds of people had lined up on the street and sidewalk in front of the White House. Easily a thousand people were there, I'd say. It was impossible to walk anywhere. People were holding Obama/Biden signs and cardboard cutouts. We all started singing that "na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye" song at the White House- and it was amazing.

Best night of my life. Pictures will be posted soon - definitely on Facebook, maybe on here.

Also. It's time to start looking for internships - the Dep't of Justice has an Office of Violence Against Women, and, of course, the requisite Civil Rights division. This interests me.

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(no subject) [Oct. 13th, 2008|11:20 pm]
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you know how sometimes people will say "i should go to bed"? 

Well, I should go to bed.
I am thinking crazy things.
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(no subject) [Sep. 2nd, 2008|10:59 pm]
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If Joe Lieberman says "Trust me" one more time, I'll whip out every single article I've read that says that the more often someone says that, the more likely they are to be someone you shouldn't trust.

Oh, and Republicans? Please, for all our sakes: pick some better speakers.
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(no subject) [Sep. 2nd, 2008|10:45 pm]
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Ugh, the RNC is so awkward.
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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2008|09:32 pm]
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Oh, law school. I hate you and love you simultaneously.
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(no subject) [Jul. 8th, 2008|05:39 pm]
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If I could photoshop a picture of a gigantic piece of paper slicing a baby in have, I would.
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getting violent with new kids on the block [Jun. 29th, 2008|10:00 pm]
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So this weekend I went to go visit the significant other in LA. On Friday night, we went out to this bar off Hollywood Blvd - and it was pretty damn crowded. On my way back to our table from the restroom, I was trying to push past a crowd of people, and hip checked and shoved this random guy out of my way.

Upon returning to the table, Matt says to me "Carla says one of the guys in New Kids On The Block is here, he's wearing a green shirt."

Carla goes "Oh, there he is!" and points to... the guy I violently shoved out of my way.

And that is how I mildly assaulted a member of New Kids On The Block.
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(no subject) [Jun. 9th, 2008|10:41 pm]
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Hilariously enough, I volunteered to spend a day with a few other interns in Virginia at the Leslie Byrne for Congress headquarters phonebanking in the morning, canvassing in the afternoon.

Canvassing was funny in a horrible way, since the temperature was somewhere near 110 degrees with humidity and we were traipsing down streets with names like Plantation, Lee, Antietam, and Confederate.

But phone banking - that was another story completely.

The way phone banking works is like such: there's a computer program that pulls numbers out and calls them for you, so when you hear a beep on your end, you say hi, introduce yourself, and then look at the top of the screen to find the name of the person you're calling. A typical conversation start would go like such: "Hi, this is Hannah, calling on behalf of Leslie Byrne for Congress. Is Tom Jones there?"

Well, about two and a half hours in, I was comfortable doing it, I was in my zone, having no problems, etc.
Well, apparently I got too comfortable, or something threw me off, because I said the following. "Hi, this is Hannah, calling on behalf of Leslie Byrne for Congress. Is Prince William home? Oh my GOD, that's the county you're in. Uh, hi Sharon?"

As soon as I got off the phone, I started laughing so hard I cried for ten minutes.

I couldn't even explain to the other interns wtf had just happened, so when I finally did, they all died laughing too.

I thought it was a weird name for a person, but you never know...
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(no subject) [Jun. 8th, 2008|02:59 pm]
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I've been saying this for years.
Thank you for validating me, PostSecret.
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(no subject) [Jun. 7th, 2008|11:32 am]
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Holy fucking shit. This wins.

Target: Women - Yogurt Edition

It's part of this hilarious (as of yet only two part) series, featuring a woman named Sarah Haskins. She does this segment called "Target: Women" on another show, and it's awesome. This one is about how yogurt (particularly the low-fat kind) is marketed exclusively to women. The other one is about the deluge of wedding shows we see on TV. Both are great, but this one is slightly better, mostly due to the "It's the 'I have a Master's but then I got married!' look," comment. Watch it. It's only 3:30 long. 
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