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Monday, March 17, 2008
Winter Teaching and Mitt Romney
Ok--let's be honest. I have always thought this blogging thing was kind of lame. But--I guess it never hurts to try new things, right? I guess I will catch up on the last few months of my life...
I am still going to school at BYU. I am a Junior and finally taking some education classes (I honestly think they are mostly common knowledge, but that could be some hindsight bias shining through). I have LOVED observing the schools I have been to. When the 5th Grade Kids at Scera Park Elementary made me all these thank you pictures (after being there for a whopping 5 days), I felt so loved. The card from the little black boy (who I really, really want to adopt was my favorite). It said, "I love your blond hair. Your heart is big and red and mine is small and black." I seriously wanted to adopt him on the spot. Maybe, I should change my major from Secondary Education to Elementary Education--or MAYBE, I should get married and have my own children! (Don't worry, Dad. That won't happen for quite some time!)
I just asked my coworker what happened to me in January and she said "Mitt Romney." It is true. I was absolutely obsessed. I am obsessed. On caucus/primary days, I was glued to cnn.com frantically clicking refresh on every minute. I have liked Mitt Romney for a long time, but did not actively get involved with the campaign until December. I have some friends from EFY who introduced me to the wonderful Mitt Romney Provo Call Center and I was hooked. The first call I made I HATED--let's be honest--who likes making phone calls. We were calling Iowa for the infamous caucuses and I knew Mitt was my politician when I talked to a man who told me his wife had named "her dumb dog after him." hahaha--I about died. I also had the opportunity to call the Wettlaufer's of Iowa. I was SO excited because I have two friends with the last name of Wettlaufer. Naturally, I thought they were related and decided to ask when they answered the phone. WELL--the Iowa Wettlaufer's did not answer their phone, so I decided to announce that I went to school their (probable) long lost relatives over the answering machine. I left my message, concluded with "this call was paid for by Mitt Romney for President," and then said "oh, and I go to school with Melissa and Katelyn Wettlaufer who you are probably related to! Have a good day!" I then called Katelyn, and you guessed it, no relation. hahaha--I felt like an idiot.
The greatest and most sporadic thing that happened in January was our trip to the Nevada Caucus. It was SO fun. I went up with a group of friends from EFY and BYUSA and got to know them a lot better. We made hundreds of phone calls, knocked on hundreds of doors, and WON!!! It was so great. We got to meet Mitt's wife, Ann. She was incredible. She had an apparent love for her husband and a great vision for the things she knew he could accomplish. Overall, it was such a great trip. I learned so much and I really got to better know some really quality people. It was the people I was with that made the trip...and who can forget those majestic Bellagio fountains (and loosing a cell phone in a random bush).