May 2010 archive

8 More Days

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It’s hard to believe that there are only 8 more days until the Primary. WOW.

I don’t even know where I’m finding the time to write this right now (I’m putting off writing a press release for a minute, ultimately further putting off my ability to get to bed before 4 a.m.).

Things have gotten crazy in Campaign-Land, as expected. I have a FULL day of work tomorrow (yeah, no Federal holidays in Campaign-Land) but hopefully I’ll come back with enough energy to get back on here and blog.

If not, then just know I’ll ABSOLUTELY be back around on June 9th if nothing else. Posting this now only to say I’m not completely MIA (I hate bloggers who just go “missing”).

If you’re in the NoVA area, feel free to email me at elizabeth@berry2010.com and lend a hand. A little campaigning hard-work never hurt anyone. Or at least that’s what I’m telling folks. :P

Memorial Weekend Lunch Date
Finally time to break out the seersucker!
Enjoyed a lovely lunch date on a sailboat for an hour before I had to get back to Campaign-Land.

Until next time….
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Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey

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Oh why does it have it rain this weekend? Why can’t it just rain during the week during work hours or just when I’m sleeping at night. Oh how I dislike day-time rain.

Rain chattering aside, after a loooong day of campaigning: 8th District GOP Convention (we won the straw poll by a 69%-31% margin), tailgate, and a bluegrass bbq (yes, all campaign activities) I was too tired to make it out to the Georgetown scene tonight. Thus I’ve been home reading William Buckley Jr. all evening. Quite the good evening. Rest assured.

In my world, this is one of the greatest books. Ever. Sure you may not like the name (my mom doesn’t), but open the pages and prepare to fall in love Buckley’s quick wit and the art of the letter. Even Liberals can appreciate Cancel Your Own Goddamn Subscription.

I’ve read this book well over a dozen times now, and yet I still found myself literally laughing out loud this evening at the stories. So spend the whole $1 it costs on Amazon and do yourself the favor — buy a copy today. *If you’re a Republican/Conservative this is a total MUST-READ. I can absolutely assure you that you’ll love it!

But for now I will go to bed. I’ve got a busy day of canvassing ahead of me should the weather not be total crap. Just 16 more days until the Primary…

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Until next time…
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Call me a safe bet, I’m betting I’m not

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Oh Lilly Pulitzer, why do you do this to me? Just when I resign to not shopping for a bit, you go out and send me an email with a to-die-for dress that has “Elizabeth” written ALL over it. Sure enough, I gave in and it’s on its way to me now.

My excuse for giving in? A perfect frock to wear to my best-friend’s wedding in July. Sure he’s a guy and probably could care less, but it was a good enough reason for me (despite the fact that I “technically” already bought something to wear just 2weeks ago). When I get it, this is how I’ll style it — nothing too fancy and very “me.”

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Shopping addiction aside, life has been incredibly busy lately. I forgot just how fast and furious the pace of a campaign can be. With just 19 days until the primary (dear God, PLEASE let us win), I’m swamped with around the clock work. Don’t get me wrong, I DO get time to sleep and eat this go-round (though being up at 5 a.m. right now makes little sense), but early a.m. events and late evening ones take up my life 7 days a week right now. Nonetheless, I guess I should just be happy I have a job doing something that I love.

However, having little time for myself makes me choose between many things and I’m having to reevaluate my priorities. Not so very fun. I don’t have to go to tomorrow night’s event though, so hopefully I’ll get the chance to Georgetown bar hop — my favorite Thursday night activity. We’ll see…

Responding to comments:
- Emily over at If I Can’t Wear Heels… : If you ever want help plugging into KD life post-grad, just let me know. Where ever you are, I can help.
- Whitney of The Preppy Pink & Green Puppy and Sarah Beth of Dixie Gator Gal: Never offer a political staffer help unless you want them to take you up on it! That said, if you ever do want to help, email me at elizabeth@berry2010.com and I’ll be sure to plug you in to something. If nothing else, you should come to the Memorial Weekend BBQ if you’re in town. :P
- Trish at Pink Preppy Lilly Lover: Trust me when I say, I don’t polyvore my fashion don’ts.
- And everyone who wished me well with the new job: Thanks SO much. It means a lot.

Until next time.

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But the moon had other ideas

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3:24. A.M.

I can’t believe I’m still up. Considering that I only slept 2 hours last night. And considering that I have a 9 a.m. doctor’s appointment today.

Such is my (campaign) life. My strenuous schedule I’m used to keeping is nothing compared to what I’m pulling lately. Thank God for rainy days which naturally slow the pace at least. Too bad it’s going to rain for the next 2days though. Yes, the pace will slow, but there’s too much to accomplish that a slowed pace becomes counter-productive. That and I miss the sunshine.

I’m full on contradictions today.
Rainy Day Simplicity
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Turns out not where but who you’re with that really matters

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If you don’t already know, I’m a Kappa Delta. And a darn proud one at that.

My sisters keep my sane, amused and most of all, in good company.

Aside from being the President of the Nation’s Capital Alumnae Chapter of KD, I’m also serving as the PR advisor to the Alpha Rho chapter at the University of Maryland. I only took on this position 3 months ago, and while I thought I had a lot to share in the area, I never expected to form the bond that I did with my advisee.

Enter VP-PR (Vice President, Public Relations (can’t call her by name, because if she ever finds this blog, I’m sure she’ll kill me for talking about her). On the worst of days, she’s made me smile. From sharing pictures “just because” to sending emails asking “nerdy” questions to needing advice about “[her] crazy life” — our relationship, though new, has shown me a new side to the sisterhood that I didn’t know existed before, because I never experienced it as a collegiate.

I have become her mentor. Within the sisterhood and outside of it. While I’m not working with an underprivileged youth like I would be in the Big Brother-Big Sister program, I’m working with someone who shares the love of  my sorority and shares a bond that runs deep. I know that I’m not only able to help teach her invaluable PR info (that’s what she wants to do post-grad), but in her words I’ve “inspired” her to do more within the sorority.

To those who weren’t in a sorority, or have never been in a tight-knit group of women, maybe you think all this talk is crazy. I get that. But those of you who were/are fortunate enough, understand what I’m talking about.

I guess this all plays in to what has always impressed me about KD is that it’s about what is “honorable, beautiful and highest.” Traits which I have taken more to heart as I’ve aged and that I try my very best to live by.

I have no doubt that KD has made me a better woman and I hope to help do the same for others to come. I mean, if nothing else one of our jewels is the pearl — did you expect me to end up anywhere else!?

The KD Castle

Anyway, tonight as I left the KD Castle (aka the Alpha Rho chapter house) after Sr. Induction into the alumnae chapter, VP-PR gave me a hug goodbye because I won’t be seeing her all summer. Seriously, the little moments like this that make all the tough times in life worthwhile. And make me so inexplicably glad I pledged Kappa Delta all those years ago.

AOT sisters.

Until next time,

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