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posted by [personal profile] recrudescence at 02:01am on 26/01/2008 under ,
Arrrgh. I have to miss a seminar on sensation play and the new House ep on Tuesday because I have an event.

However earlier this week, I went to an event where one of the speakers talked about experimental pharmaceuticals for chronic pain and took notes like a mofo. Maybe one of these days I'll write something vaguely medical. I also got cards from a couple bigwigs who're interested in speaking at some of the panels we have scheduled for this quarter. So that, at least, was full of win.

Also? I actually slept really well last night, finally. Salsa dancing for a few hours is clearly the key to thwarting insomnia. I'm getting better about letting myself be led, and spins are fun. Xanthe, who danced with a company for a short time, was out there doing insane things with a guy who tried to flip her, so clearly I have a long way to go.
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posted by [personal profile] recrudescence at 03:30pm on 07/12/2007 under ,
I love my friends:

Me: Hey, you want to go to a Christmas party?
Xanthe: Those are...scary words.
Me: What if I told you it's a BDSM Christmas party?
Xanthe: Oh, I'm there.

Some of you might have noticed I like to write kinky stuff. My research in that area has been strictly freelance and I've never downloaded porn in my life, but the other night I went to a meeting. I know fangirls are supposed to stay hunched over their computers day and night, but there's only so much you can learn off the 'net.

It was pretty cool. I was the youngest one there--lots of gray hair at the table--and when I walked into the room it looked like a board meeting was going on. This is before I found out the two ladies to my right were slaves, the woman running the meeting was a cock-and-ball torture maven, etc. And never, ever have I been at a meeting where you end up going around the table and saying whether you identify as a top, switch, or bottom, if anything.

But dude, it was so cool. The organization just had its twentieth anniversary, for which they turned the basement of the Hyatt on Capitol Hill into a dungeon. Don't know if I would've been brave enough to step into that, but next week there's a sociological lecture on the evolution of the kink community, which sounds very nifty.

Afterward, the guy sitting next to me asked me out for coffee, but it was getting late and I wanted to digest things, so we just ended up talking about House while we walked to my car. Turns out he's a comic geek and a Hugh Laurie devotee, so we blabbered about fandom for a bit.

I have another friend writing her thesis on S&M; maybe I'll see what she's up to. Or La Actriz might come, with a little persuasion.

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