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fauxklore
24 April 2015 @ 12:46 pm
Celebrity Death Watch: Just a few people to note this time. Percy Sledge sang "When a Man Loves a Woman." Elio Toaff was the chief rabbi of Italy. Sidney Abbott was a feminist and a significant leader in NOW, with a particular focus on lesbian issues. Mary Doyle Keefe was the model for Rosie the Riveter.

Please Don’t Analyze This Dream 1: I had a very complex dream, involving an attempt to transfer from a domestic to an international flight. This required me to use a kiosk, sort of like the automated passport ones some airports have at entry points. But it required me to scan a credit card first, then rejected my passport because my photo had acquired a second copy of my picture as a sort of birthmark in the middle of my forehead. I had to scan the credit card again for it to use Photoshop to fix this, while it stamped a warning on passport. Apparently, I was too slow in clicking some box, because I had to keep repeating this whole process. There were only three of the kiosks, so the lines were getting very long behind me. (There was an earlier part in which I complained to the TSA agent about where he told me to wait, which was nowhere near the kiosks.)

Please Don’t Analyze This Dream 2: I was supposed to be at a volunteer gig in Maryland at 7:30 a.m. but other people, including one of my former colleagues, kept making me wait for them. So it was 9:30 and I hadn’t left my house yet. But they wouldn’t let me go back inside to get my cell phone to let people know I was going to be late.

Storytelling 1: I went to the show Kristin Pedemonti and Nick Newlin did in Friendship Heights last week. Kristin had an interesting story about her experiences performing at a festival in Iran, starting with the challenges of getting a visa quickly. Nick also had travel related stories, but my favorite part of his program had to do with how Quaker boys (namely he and his brother) fight as children. It was a good show and worth the time.

Storytelling 2: Saturday night was the monthly Voices in the Glen story swap. There was a bit of narrative poetry, given that April is National Poetry Month. There was also a wide mix of stories and conversation. As always, it was fun.

Storytelling 3: And then Sunday was rehearsal for this coming Saturday night’s Better Said Than Done show. It’s going to be awesome and you should come. 7 p.m., April 25th, The Auld Shebeen in Old Town Fairfax.

Other Stuff: I am spinning my wheels a bit on various household odds and ends I need to get done. It would be really nice to have rewind, fast forward, and pause buttons on my life.