Going to an X-Files convention “ironically”?, telling Jeffrey Spender how much we liked his work as the Great Mutato, and getting very loudly drunk at some of Saratoga Springs’ finest dining establishments
Getting my first tattoo, booking my second tattoo
Powerlifting powerlifting powerlifting: deadlifting for outlaw bikers, doing my first meet, channeling all of my pent up fury into lifting heavy things, finding an amazing community of nerds and weirdos while doing it
Reunions, rekindlings: seeing friends, eating good food with them, laughing loud laughs with them in Providence, NYC, DC, Minneapolis, Toronto, Hartford, and a hole-in-the-wall Mexican place halfway between here and Northampton
Dragging Aaron to Sudbury for the first time and obviously making him go on the Big Nickel mine tour
An archive trip to the Library of Congress – my first archive foray since the pandemic, and the first for my new book project
Having a new book project (this is good and I recommend it but it also causes me to scream and moan constantly because writing a book is terrible and I don’t know why anyone does it)
Owning a bright green, ankle-length tailored wool coat that gives off serious Victorian caroler vibes and literally stops traffic: I was walking to work and someone actually pulled over to tell me the coat was great. I know it is a lot to shell out in British dollars but I truly cannot recommend owning this coat enough, it is a life changing coat. Mine is HOT PINK on the inside!!!!!!