July 23rd, 2003

elan montage


I haven't written here in a while... at least not substantively... And I'm not sure why. So let's see, what's been going on?

I'm off to Indianapolis this afternoon, for GenCon. One of my coworkers asked me what my vacation was, so I told him, and we were joking around a bit... he said "oh, nerd stuff?" "Oh yeah, definitely." Gaming convention isn't exactly the thing you hear about around here, I guess... But it should be fun. I am really rusty on the gaming thing though. Haven't played in three months, not really. The game up in the cities was too far removed from tournament-style gaming (which isn't a bad thing at all, really.)

Saturday was PrideFest, and that was very good. We had a great turnout at the Dean booth, and personally I had fun wandering around and meeting so many good liberals in this so very conservative town... Some people were more rabid than others, but I had some really good conversations with a few people. The girl at the JustEnergy booth was really cool, and answered all my questions, and I had a little talk with the guy selling flags about Bush and Iraq and all that stuff (including one of the proposed designs for the new Minnesota state flag, which I really liked, and which one of my friends from the Dean booth ended up buying and flying outside the booth).

The Kucinich people were... interesting. We got to talking about federal gun laws, and it felt to me like they were a little rabid about it; I would talk about how Texas's culture was different from ours, and they should probably be allowed to have different gun laws than us... and this woman would counter with the story of the woman with road rage who shot another woman in the face and drove off. That kind of response just doesn't impress me; it's knee-jerk, and it cuts down on your credibility. Oh well. Not like anyone's immune to that, but...

Sunday I got invited to dinner with my friend's mother-in-law and her family and that was very interesting, we talked about all kinds of things, from the couple's recently-born triplets to the conceal-and-carry law recently passed in Minnesota (that got started with me talking about the Kucinich folks at Pride). Anyway, it was fun, and...

Geez. This is long. I should get something done today before I leave early to catch my plane to GenCon. :)
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