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Published: February 21st 2008
What can I say about Wichita.......
The town is stuck in 1995. The only radio that they play here is country. Mostly from the days when Garth Brooks was king and Diamond Rio was what Rascal Flatts dreamed of becoming.
Seriously it's like I've stepped back in High School. Even the classic rock station plays 50s and 60s. Commercials are all from local businesses, trying to sell carpet, or used cars.
I guess there is some charm to all this but it makes me realize how far we've come in the past 13 years.
This job is tough, I really don't have time to be writing but I needed to take my mind off of it for a while. It's a good client in that the people are easy to work with, it's quiet, we all have our own cube (which is awesome). But its a varsity level client and I still feel like I'm on the JV team.
I've past the 1/2 way mark. This week marks the 8th week of busy season, and 8 more weeks to go. Crazy when I think about it, time has flown...since I've been back from Australia I've been seriously busy. I've only had 2 full weeks in Nashville. I think I hit the wall last week. I spent two full weeks in St. Louis which was great fun but all my jobs came to a closing point and rushed to get into review.
I was able to catch my breath this weekend. Mostly just getting organized and focused on finishing up busy season. It's still a long road a head but at least I can see the light (sorta).
So normally I use college basketball to count down the days of busy season, but as you know UK's not had the best record and I can't stand to see us loose so I haven't kept up with it. Thankfully the presidential election has kept my attention and allowed me to mark the weeks based on the state primary's. As you probably know, I'm an Obama supporter and it has been an exciting race to watch for that reason.
A year ago when I placed the bumper sticker on my car and started reading his book, people told me I was crazy and that he had no chance of ever becoming president. That kind of attitude has really propelled this campaign and a big reason it's carried him this far. The supporters are truly passionate about changing politics. For the first time that I know of we have a campaign that is moved from the bottom up. Barrack inspires people to get involved and make changes instead of waiting on government or corporations.
The reason I support him is not based on policies or voting records or speeches. I understand the game of politics to know that those things are just distractions during a campaign season. The reason I'm voting for him is based on the fact he realizes that he can't run the country by himself. He knows he doesn't have the pedigree, or the experience. He's going to rely on us to make changes. He can inspire regular people to take charge of their own communities. A true leader finds the qualities in others and inspires them to use those gifts to make real change. I think Barack sees the qualities in America that others have lost sight of.
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