September 01, 2003

Rules of the Road: Arianna ...

Rules of the Road: Arianna Huffington has a mildly humorous little blog post about her personal rules for surviving the grueling campaign schedule. As someone who has spent just a couple of months on a campaign trail, I can confirm that it truly can be an exhausting, bloat-inducing experience. Her list follows; my tried-and-true tactics provided in italics.

1. Absolutely no alcohol. Not even a sip of wine from somebody else's glass. (Does a six-pack of beer, plus whatever I can grab from the bar, count as "no alcohol"?)
2. No carbs. Although I must admit I broke down on the airplane and had a bag of pretzels. But it was a really tiny bag. (Are there carbs in room service burgers, fries, and beers?)
3. Absolutely no high heels. (Got it.) [...]
7. And, most importantly, it helps to no end to have a set of ideas you passionately believe in - and that you don't mind saying again and again and again and again and again and again.. (Huh?)
For a funnier and more poignant list, I highly recommend Cecile DuBois' rundown of what she hopes not to do in 9th (or is it 10th?) grade this year:
15. I will not start clubs without reason. [...]

22. Drink caffeine before a long two hour class or such. It is better for my health, as well as my politeness. [...]

24. Daydream about my life as a genius writer, perfect mother of two children in a St. Petersburg mansion, in the middle of an exam during a stumping question. I shall do that afterwards.

25. Meditate on the features of my future husband in the middle of a immature conversation my friends are having. Instead, I shall join the conversation and contribute with my (to them) dry monotonous banter on politics and literature.

Cecile (who is Cathy Seipp's daughter) also conducts a funny little interview with Advice Goddess Amy Alkon. My favorite part:
4.What were you doing when you were 25?

What was I doing when I was 25? I was making a mock-u-mentary for Comedy Central with a chimp dressed up like Madonna in a red satin cone bra and a blonde wig, writhing on a bed between two gay guys in gold body paint to the song, "Fur-otic...fur-otic...run your paws all over my body. It's scary, so hairy, come spank my furry ass." I bet you're glad you asked!

Posted by at September 1, 2003 10:48 PM
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Also, they might benefit from each other's lists: No high heels for Cecile, and no more dry monotonous banter from Arianna.

Posted by: Cathy Seipp at September 2, 2003 09:37 AM

Thanks Matt! You sure gave me a lot of hits today, and I appreciate it! So far, not one challenge has crossed my path quite yet. I will have to be wearing taps instead of high heels for dance, and will be too busy writing papers for monotonous banter. So far, my readership is to the high number of 160. Thanks again!
CD

Posted by: Cecile Dubois at September 2, 2003 08:41 PM

Those lists just made my day. Thanks for such a great post!

Posted by: Mala at September 4, 2003 04:00 PM
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aydream about my life as a genius writer, perfect mother of two children in a St. Petersburg mansion, in the middle of an exam during a stumping question. I shall do that afterwards.

25. Meditate on the features of my future husband in the middle of a immature conversation my friends are having. Instead, I shall join the conversation and contribute with my (to them) dry monotonous banter on politics and literature. Cecile (who is Cathy Seipp's daughter) also conducts a funny little interview with Advice Goddess Amy Alkon. My favorite part:

4.What were you doing when you were 25?

What was I doing when I was 25? I was making a mock-u-mentary for Comedy Central with a chimp dressed up like Madonna in a red satin cone bra and a blonde wig, writhing on a bed between two gay guys in gold body paint to the song, "Fur-otic...fur-otic...run your paws all over my body. It's scary, so hairy, come spank my furry ass." I bet you're glad you asked!

Posted by at September 1, 2003 10:48 PM
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Also, they might benefit from each other's lists: No high heels for Cecile, and no more dry monotonous banter from Arianna.

Posted by: Cathy Seipp at September 2, 2003 09:37 AM

Thanks Matt! You sure gave me a lot of hits today, and I appreciate it! So far, not one challenge has crossed my path quite yet. I will have to be wearing taps instead of high heels for dance, and will be too busy writing papers for monotonous banter. So far, my readership is to the high number of 160. Thanks again!
CD

Posted by: Cecile Dubois at September 2, 2003 08:41 PM

Those lists just made my day. Thanks for such a great post!

Posted by: Mala at September 4, 2003 04:00 PM
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