I almost forgot this thing was still here
Okay, not entirely true. I'm just in another rut. Can't think of anything to write about. I thought that once that thing that had consumed the last four years of my life was over, I would have more motivation to write stuff here, but it's been exactly the opposite. I'm not sure what's going on.
My life really isn't very exciting, so it's not like I can find much inspiration there. I did have a massive allergy attack all weekend, so there's that, I guess. Granted, this is the first time in my life I've ever had one, so "massive" is perhaps relative. It was a little scary, though. Not scary in the sense that it was life-threatening or anything, but in that I'm worried this is the beginning of a lifetime of allergies. Both my parents have them, and my mom's didn't start till she was an adult, so I hope the same thing doesn't happen to me. Ugh.
I did do something moderately interesting on Friday. I spent a few hours volunteering at the campaign headquarters of one of candidates running for governor. This is a rather big deal for me - despite having very strong opinions, I am pretty passive when it comes to politics. I vote, and that's about it. I always feel like I should do more, but I've just never had the energy. I think the last time I did anything actively political was when I was fifteen and went to this huge pro-choice rally in Washington, DC (which is a whole other story in itself - I still can't believe my parents actually let me take a bus down with a bunch of other high school kids and no chaperones).
Anyway, this governor's race is a big deal here, because the guy currently running the state (and I use the term "running" loosely here, because he spends most of his time preparing to run for president) is a major fuckwad. There are now three declared candidates for the Democratic candidates. I'd be okay with any of them - they're all certainly orders of magnitude better than what we have now - but with two of them, I can't manage much of a reaction beyond, "Eh." But I really, really like the third guy - he's a true progressive. And I really, really want him to win. His big problem is that he's a total unknown, so he doesn't have nearly the amount of money or name recognition as the other two. There's still plenty of time to change that, though.