Went to a job fair for community colleges that are hiring for Fall... Schmoozed... Some people liked my goofy hair (it will Speak to the Youth) and chatter of writing and teh Internets; some didn't; some tried to hire me on the spot to be their bilingual program administrator, and I'm not fully bilingual.
I shudder to think what my hair would speak, if it could.
The yosemite/modesto people were super cool. They have a program called "BEYOND TOLERANCE" with posters and litle pins. Every month they have beyond tolerance discussions and speakers. Hmmm! I liked them best, and they liked me.
Ran into J. Ramos, a poety playwriting guy... he is after me to join his monthly writing group. He heard me read once I guess. A nice guy! I was thinking, his group should come to an open mike, by invitation, all at once... and all read! slam east bay and peninsula together at high speed! He wears a beret and talks very fast...and said "you can bring your HUSBAND" ... ahhahah, funny! my god, white woman alone not GOING to any oakland writer-guy group. without bodyguard! Jeeeeeeeeez. As if.
So, Joe was sweet, I'm curious to see his work, I remember his happy reading at the 20th anniversary thing, the big event at the unitarian church downtown, off in a corner room with salsa.
Off to games day at a strangers' house. Will remain a stranger. How rude Crawla was , all round voted most likely to be rude ... Mean, surly, unhelpful, cold, and vile. To me, to Rook, to Moomin, and to Eliz, which sent me berserk. Crawla, I'm glad I corrected your misunderstandings of the rules and Crawla I'm glad I kicked your ASS in a complex game I'd never played before. If I ever come to your house again I'll stick gum under the table and to the gum I'll stick a card that says "boo yah, i kicked your child-hating, ocd houseproud, condescending ass at Puerto Rico and I'll do it again."