Monday, January 26, 2009

the obama pledge...

i received an e-mail from my sister the other day...

Okay...we claim to be Obama supporters...what will we do to volunteer and give back?

I have taken two students to mentor. But I was thinking of volunteering somewhere else...What are you people going to do?

i thought i voted for him so that i wouldn't have to work and still get paid...ha! i couldn't stop thinking about it. i started to wonder...who can i help? what can i do? i own a pitbull(chela)...maybe volunteer at a pit rescue? i enjoy cycling...maybe help with the track-cats? then it hit me...i write about chicago bicycle messengers and how hard they have it...why not try and help and make things better? why not try to make things better in the industry i work?

interviewing ben just re-confirmed that it is the right thing to do. not sure what i can contribute but i know that simply attending is a step in the right direction. not sure what to expect...i had attended these meetings just before it was known as the chicago courier union when i was a messenger. i have attended maybe once in the past 3 or so years. i have no right to complain so much if i do not try to make things better. my entire career as a dispatcher i have only looked out for those whom have walked through the company doors i've worked at. maybe i can look out for more cats? who knows? like i said...Lord only knows what exactly i can do or say to help the situation out in chicago but i feel like this is a step in the right direction.

the ccu meets on the first and third wednesday every month at 7:00 at the U.E. Hall, 37 S. Ashland. is gonna cut into my LOST time but...well, see you cats there...peace.

1 comment:

Snacks said...

That's awesome, Julio. I've yet to find my fit.