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31 July 2018 @ 01:46 pm
The Weekend  
TCC Luncheon: Saturday was a Travelers’ Century Club luncheon. I invited a friend who also travels a fair bit to come along so I got a dose of work-related gossip along with the travel talk. She enjoyed the meeting (as did I) and will probably join as a provisional member. There aren’t too many places where somebody can ask, "Who’s been to Easter Island?" and see over three quarters of the people in the room raise their hands.

Better Said Than Done Show: Then there was a storytelling show on Saturday night. I told a story I have been working on for over a decade. I think it had about 3 words in common with the version I rehearsed over the phone. It mostly worked, though it isn’t completely where I want it to be. I took out a lot of the gorier details (involving domestic violence, overheard through open windows) and I am not entirely comfortable with that decision. I think what I need is equally disturbing, but more bizarre, examples of things I’ve heard.

But, overall, it was a very good show, with a wide variety of stories.

If you want to hear me live, the next show I am doing is August 15th at the Lake Anne Coffee House in Reston, Virginia. It’s at 7 p.m. and it’s free!

Also, I haven’t posted the video from the previous show here, so, for your watching pleasure:



Knitting Group: Sunday was the first time in ages that I made it to knitting group. I can’t say I made much progress on my sampler afghan. In fact, I made no progress, thanks to a dropped stitch and screwing up fixing it. But there was lots of good conversation, so it was worth it anyway.

A Brief Political Diversion: The controversy over a congressional race a couple of districts southwest of mine has to do with whether or not the Republican candidate is into Bigfoot porn. There’s a part of me that finds this amusing and there is a (bigger) part of me that thinks, "who cares what his kinks are?" Assuming, that is, that Bigfoot is a consenting adult.

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majumaju01 on July 31st, 2018 06:02 pm (UTC)
I go to a local knitting group sometimes. I believe I've been working on the same hat for the last six meetings.
author_by_night: Pawnee sign by nuv0le_rapideauthor_by_night on August 1st, 2018 01:38 am (UTC)
Honestly, I can see people... not really used to kinks being turned off by the Bigfoot porn thing. Even people who are otherwise liberal, honestly.

That being said, I'm with you, who cares? I care more about their stances and proposed policies.