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Green Room - Week 21 - Weekend Edition

Hello and welcome the Week 21 Weekend Edition of the Green Room.

Or "Happy Mothers Day Weekend" for those of you who are Mothers, or who have Mothers, or are just outright Muthas... ;)

There is a poll - that is cause for celebration: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/928666.html pick yourself out some nice surprises there, and remember to read, comment and vote for your favorites!


It was mentioned yesterday, so I'm putting it in this GR, "Post 3 things that most people don't know about you"

That's kind of difficult, because I'm not sure what people don't know about me at this point. But then again, there are a lot of new faces that has shown up since the last time something like this happened, so maybe there are things that people don't know.

Hmmm... trying to think of some...

- I spent a couple years as a registered lobbyist. (As part of a Student Government group, we formed an independent PAC so we could lobby on education issues without using student activity funds and/or school equipment, considering that we were going against the administration on a lot of issues)

- It's been over a decade since the last time I did it, but I really enjoy firewalking. Although I think I was even more comfortable walking across a bed of broken glass.

- I always wanted kids, specifically a daughter. I ended up having two, in not so straight forward ways (one is my niece and the other is my almost-bonus daughter)

(The fourth being that I never really liked cats much in my youth, and now I have two. One that I love dearly, the other is also present. :D)

I'll probably have some more if the chance comes up. Just writing those down makes me think there are a lot of things people might not know about me... although I'm sure some of them folks *do* know...

How about you?



May. 7th, 2016 02:54 pm (UTC)
My ex is pagan and I would go to their events with her. A couple of times they brought out an instructor who had session. (The first time was a lot more elaborate - because there was confusion about how much they were going to get paid for the gig, and the festival ended up not paying them anywhere near what they thought)

Both times I kept going to the back of the line to walk again... and again... of course, by the end the coals weren't as hot, but I just wanted to keep walking across.

They also had a bed of broken glass for people to walk across (as the "building confidence before the fire walking) and most people avoided that. I actually had the instructor yell at me because apparently I was *too* casual as I crossed it. :D. I was walking fairly normally, because as a professional pedestrian I'm used to the concept of "if you feel something sharp, don't step there"!

May. 7th, 2016 03:43 pm (UTC)
A bed of broken glass is less intimidating than fire? I wouldn't have considered that. Hmm...
May. 9th, 2016 04:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me either.

But, thinking about both experiences, I can see why it's the transition:

Most people have more experience with stepping on broken glass than they do a bed of hot coals.

You break something in the kitchen... walking down the street... the world is full of broken glass and the secret is "if you feel something sharp, don't step there".


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