12 November 2010

A Successful Campaign Ends and Other Matters

It's been a week and two days since the election. The last few days saw me helping get out the vote for Charlie Dooley -- right up to about 4 hours before the polls closed on Election Day. I went to the watch party in Westport that night, where some of my fellow campaign workers were present. We were a bit downcast early on as the results showed Dooley trailing Bill Corrigan, but Dooley and his campaign chief assured us the Democratic-leaning North County precincts were yet to be heard. Those precincts were heard about quarter past 11 pm and they put Dooley over the top. We were so happy and in a very celebratory mood. I was so gratified that my efforts were a success. I even shook Dooley's hand later that night, just before I left the hotel to go home. (First time I met him, by the way.)
Besides that, I've been refereeing some more games. Well into the fall season, and besides some league matches I also worked two games last Saturday in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), a girls' traveling league. Some good competition. Sunday morning (early -- as in a 7 pm kickoff!), I worked games of a college showcase girls' tournament in St. Charles. They went fine.
Went to a breakfast time networking event in Ballwin last Tuesday morning. Met a few people to follow up with. Going to a networking event in Richmond Heights tomorrow. Hope that is worth my time. Yesterday morning, I visited a dentist for the first time in about 5 years. Taking advantage of a major discount offer online, I got my teeth X-rayed and cleaned. They found a couple of slight cavities, but nothing that had to be done right away. I made an appointment for six months from now and hopefully I'll have full time work then to better afford this care. Last night, I was at a MeetUp of local singles. We discussed online dating, and I brought out printouts of my singles site profiles for them to critique. Their feedback was most appreciated. I just joined one this afternoon and laready have some interest.
That's it for now. Sorry it took awhile since my last post, but I've for some reason found it hard to get myself to do this. Hopefully, it won't be quite as long until my next post here.

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