July 4, 2013

I cannot believe this was exactly a year ago - the feeling of time has been very shifty over the last 365 days. 

I remember being so psyched when I realized that I would actually be in the States for the 4th of July. We were planning a massive voter registration effort, and I truly thought that everyone would be excited about registering to vote on this day.

As soon as we got to the Summerlin parade, I felt something was off. I hadn’t realized that we were in the conservative part of Las Vegas - we were way outnumbered by the conservative candidates volunteers, who wore matching T-shirts, had set up tents, and were handing out balloons and cold waters to kids!

After a morning of hustling, running around in the heat, I think I registered three people (I had set myself the goal of at least 20). What a disappointment!  

Not only that, I was also intensely homesick. I felt like I didn’t belong, all these people were strangers, they were doing strange things, and acting in strange ways, eating strange foods. 

Now, a year later, I am home. Berlin has become the place that I belong to. The people may be weird, but they are not strange. 

October 12, 2012
Well this isn’t very helpful. #canvassing

Well this isn’t very helpful. #canvassing

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Filed under: canvassing Las Vegas 
October 12, 2012
Rainy weather by the pool.

Rainy weather by the pool.

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Filed under: Las Vegas 
September 30, 2012
Las Vegas Full Moon
Voter Registration in  front of the Food4Less on Rainbow.

Las Vegas Full Moon

Voter Registration in  front of the Food4Less on Rainbow.

September 27, 2012
Waiting in line for tickets to see POTUS. Now come and volunteer this weekend!

Waiting in line for tickets to see POTUS. Now come and volunteer this weekend!

September 26, 2012
Riding ‘my’ bike to work again- feels good!

Riding ‘my’ bike to work again- feels good!

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Filed under: Las Vegas Biking Obama2012 
September 18, 2012
Vorgarten Las Vegas Style

Vorgarten Las Vegas Style

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Filed under: Las Vegas Nevada Summerlin 
September 15, 2012
Registering voters inside of Walmart. Obama and Mittens, wtf?

Registering voters inside of Walmart. Obama and Mittens, wtf?

September 14, 2012
Bill Ward scrambling at Red Rock Canyon. This place keeps me sane!

Bill Ward scrambling at Red Rock Canyon. This place keeps me sane!

September 13, 2012
The strange decorations I see when out canvassing. Also, it’s only slightly above 90F, and I just thought what a mild evening it is. Way to get used to the heat!

The strange decorations I see when out canvassing. Also, it’s only slightly above 90F, and I just thought what a mild evening it is. Way to get used to the heat!

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Filed under: Las Vegas Canvassing