Tuesday, 8 February 2011

campaign trailing

The campaign is in full swing. Polling opened 12 hours ago, and I'm already dead.
Just in case you're curious, here's an outline of the day I've just had, and an outline for what tomorrow holds.

6:00am - Woken up by a txt from my friend in new york about how awful the title sequence for Mad Men is.
8:30am - Catch the bus to campus
9:00am - Give a campaign speech to a lecture hall full of students
9:05am - Eat a GIANT cooked breakfast with a couple of the other candidates
10:00am - 5:00pm every hour on the hour give a campaign speech in a lecture hall, in the minutes between, run around campus trying to convince people to vote.
5:10pm - Dinner and a pint with drama folk
5:30pm - 5:45pm - fall asleep at dinner table, surrounded by drama folk.
6:00pm - 8:00pm - Watch documentary in preparation for tomorrow's film seminar
8:30pm - Catch bus home
9:00pm - Midnight - make paper flowers to hand out along with flyers tomorrow. Watch the wire, eat, sleep.

Tomorrow, on top of everything I did today, i also have a 2 hour film seminar, an hour of rehearsal during the day, 4 hours of rehearsal in the evening, and a club night at an AWFUL club in town that i have to go to because all of the other candidates running for the position I'm running for are going.

The candidates debate and question time yesterday went better than i hoped, so that's a good thing, and the election is getting a lot of attention in the greater student body, so that's a plus. There are even videos of our speeches, and little vox-pop things so you can learn more about the candidates before you vote, to try and make it less of a popularity contest. In case you're curious, you can watch them here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlccgqtqzLQ and here http://www.youtube.com/user/sussexstudentsunion#p/c/9/cEI7JMzYE9M

At the moment, though i desperately want the job, what i want even more is for this week to be over. Remembering to stay hydrated, occasionally eat, and smile through the pain is proving difficult.
Only 2 more days. Two more exhausting days.

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