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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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28th-Mar-2011 09:17 am
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Hello to new reader samuraizergling!

State of the 'Song
Mostly better. Still more easily tired, but otherwise pretty normal.

Further on the State of the 'Song
I have a whole lot of thinky thoughts right now - mostly on balance and time and figuring out what's most important. Big thoughts! Big ponderings! Too big for this post!

Things I Want to Do but Haven't Time For
* Start a zine for parents of offbeat teenagers.
* Start a Boston-area reading series/salon.

SOMEBODY PLEASE DO THAT SECOND ONE. One night a month? Music, readings, making stuff, food? Yes?

SPONSOR ME
Click to sponsor! The Walk is but a few weeks away, and I am but halfway to my goal!

Link Soup
* Zoe Keating yay.
* Previews of the crew for America's Best Dance Crew. My money's on IaMmE.
* Honey badger don't care. Expect to hear me saying "Honey badger don't care! Honey badger don't give a shit!" for a while.
* Awesome bystander action!
* The art of "no".
* Rape culture: there's hope.

Daily Science
Advanced technology reveals activity of single neurons during seizures.

Plans
Writing, work, Peer Supe. Although I'm iffy on Peer Supe given that Adam's not home and Elayna may require assistance.

Goals for This Week
* Finish medium edits on My Empire for Ashes.
* Finish Grandma's scarf and start Elayna's.
* Have the two coffee-or-whatever meetings I need to have.
* Five things I have been putting off - one per weekday is fine, blasting through several in a day is also fine.
* There are also BARCC-work goals, of course.
Comments 
28th-Mar-2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
That bystander action made me want to go wear fatigues and Be Badass.
28th-Mar-2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Heh. Panpipes is the oldest Pagan shop in LA, up in the end of Hollywood that fills in for NYC on TV, for those of you who don't live out here.
28th-Mar-2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
Start a Boston-area reading series/salon.

That would be fun! I wonder if people would be willing to schlep out to central MA for such a thing (our house is large; we managed to fit 20 guests and ourselves in it for our wedding) -- probably more likely if it was rotating with other closer venues. Hmmmmmm.
28th-Mar-2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
I've been trying to start such a thing at my Worcester bookstore since November.
28th-Mar-2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
ah excellent i can sponsor you now :) i was waiting til i got paid and it slipped my mind!
28th-Mar-2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
28th-Mar-2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
no problems :)
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28th-Mar-2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
Honey Badger would have stood up for the woman on the bus.
28th-Mar-2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
No. Honey badger don't care. Honey badger don't give a shit.

Kai in NYC
28th-Mar-2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
The art of no thing... Did you put up that link to how we don't actually say "no" most of the time in non-dating situations, either? Because that aspect is something I feel is missing from these discussions.
28th-Mar-2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Harriet J's post?
28th-Mar-2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
I'd talked with PMRP about a reading-type thing, but they said it wasn't really PMRP style because it wouldn't have foley.

Were you thinking of something in a home or something in a more public space? I have a couple of notions regarding public space, they just require a noticeable but not huge amount of money to set up.
28th-Mar-2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking public space - even if we start out in a home, I want it to eventually be a public thing, because I want it to feel accessible to everybody. In-home things can be weird to come to if you don't know anyone!

Also, I'd want it to be inclusive of everything it can be. I want my dancer and musician friends to have a venue, too!

Structure-wise, I think it would also be cool to have mini-workshops after the performance part of the salon, for people who are inclined to teach the things they do...
28th-Mar-2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
The basement space of Unity goes for $35 for... it's either 4 or 6 hours, or $70 for up to 12 hours.
Pros: People can bring food into the venue, food can be sold there if need be, and they have both seats available and a raised stage space, albeit not necessarily big enough for particularly elaborate dance. In Davis Square in an area which actually has street parking usable by non-Somerville people.
Cons: Not well heated and not air conditioned. Any group coming in has to do clean-up after (not a huge con, just a note). Bathrooms can be fr-r-ree-e-ezing! in the winter. A group coming in needs to provide its own microphones and sound system. Other groups like to use the space for performances (weekends) and practice (weeknights).

We could probably hash out a structure between the two of us. I just want a venue where I can read some Shakespeare sonnets.
28th-Mar-2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Maybe the Dilboy VFW? Or Spontaneous Celebrations in JP?
28th-Mar-2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I just called up Dilboy VFW and talked with the treasurer there. He would want a face-to-face to figure out details and work out prices. I mentioned once a month, mid-week, 2-3 hours roughly...

He said he's available mornings; he's there through 1PM.

Can we try to hammer out some details in email before showing up there? Perhaps we could go together? I just... I want to do it right and with a partner, not just go off all hare-brained on my own saying, "Sure, we'd like X!" when we would prefer Y.

As an alternate thought, though less T-friendly, Artisan's Asylum might (I stress might) consider it part of their mission to do something like that in their space in Somerville near Inman Square.

28th-Mar-2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
I thought of Artisan's Asylum, but really want to keep it T-accessible; if it isn't, I'm one of the people who won't be able to participate! :)

And yes, details in e-mail.
28th-Mar-2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh gods, the honey badger. XD

Me and my roommate Jen have been using that as a catch phrase for a month and some now. Most hilarious thing EVER.
29th-Mar-2011 12:30 am (UTC)
And Hello to you, too. :)
29th-Mar-2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to not be rude by buring this in an older post... ...I'm really not sure if it's rude to ask or not... but...

Any word on Explo and such yet?
29th-Mar-2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
Not rude! They don't notify applicants until mid-April.
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