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30 August 2004 @ 09:43 am
Giving Up On Travelogues  
OK, I don't even know why I pretended to start one. I always have the best of intentions, but after getting home and getting ridiculously busy I realize there's no way I'm ever going to post the full tasting notes from the GBBF, the description of a marvelous weekend in Chagford, the always relaxing days à la maison de fleetfootmike, the trip to the hotel we're bidding for the 18th UK filk con, the fantastic day at Old Trafford, usw. So I won't.

Meanwhile, here I am prepping for the trip to WorldCon, wondering how I got scheduled into so many things (a quick review shows I'm scheduled for at least 10 hours of programming and concerts, all at widely varying times and places of course, and subject to additional activities once the final schedule comes out and we fit in some of the ad hoc things like performing at the Columbus bid party and the Pegasus concerts and line entertainment and and and), and marveling at the number of our friends who have had the courage and sense of adventure to change their lives completely and do something wonderful.

Starting with stevieannie's family a few years ago and coming current with the pafuts/bardiclug saga plus the the_gwenzilliad/filceolaire production of "Around the World In 8 Months", it seems like we know so many people who have had the guts to just chuck it all and go for something they really want.

The best part of this is that it makes me evaluate our situation and try to figure out what I really need to do to change the things I don't like. Don't I really have more control than my nth midlife crisis mentality would tell me? What about our current lifestyle would I need to correct or discard in order to do the same thing?

Excepting that the answer often seems to be "live at home children" <insert grin here>, it is a useful exercise.

Someday, dear friends, we'll be doing something of the same thing. Meanwhile, we'll just have to be excited for you and applaud your joy and success.
 
 
Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
Current Music: Thelonious Monk "All the Things You Are"
 
 
 
Scott Snyderbardiclug on August 30th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
Guts coupled with necessity. :) Thank you for your kind words.

Just plan on setting up Bedlam House in Vancouver, and we're in business. :)

Silksinglemaltsilk on August 30th, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC)
Noooo... come back to the Midwessssssst.... ;-)
ps. Have fun in Boston!