I feel better. Maybe it's the change in the weather. From pouring rain to occasional rain. There was a tornado in Enumclaw. People thought it might be a microburst, but it wasn't.
Apparently two tornadoes strike WA every year, both in Enumclaw, lol.
I was at work the other day, listening to the RWA 09 lectures. For some reason they don't fascinate me like they used to.
After a while, it's the same people doing the same thing, over and over. I understand wanting to say, "--this big-name author is doing this, and that big-name author is doing that." But what's the point? Or better--why am I spending upwards of a hundred to buy the disc?
This year RWA had a survey. How much did you enjoy this lecture? Was it interesting, informative, engaging? I went to a lecture every time period, sometimes two. I used to feel bad dipping out in the middle, but I've grown selfish. People who drone, condescend or wander off topic get a big thumbs down.
I definitely wrote comments in the comment box.
Some lectures were fascinating. "The Virgin Widow's Heart Stopped" was great (and not just because I moderated it). The speakers had chemistry and their info was fresh.
One lecture I didn't get to was Mary Buckham's Body Language. Big pity. While she tried to be funny-cool, the way she came across was wicked-smart. The lecture was dry, but the info? Good stuff. I learned more from her than I'd managed to pick up in years of people watching.
Work is broken down into two periods, one I spend by myself, one I spend surrounded by others. I watched feet, studied neck posture and crotch displays. When someone asked what I was doing, I told them, "Studying your crotch display."
"Y'know? The way you're standing with your feet planted, thumbs hooked in your belt, fingers pointing to--"
I think I scared him. He kept shifting his feet away from me, and every time he straightened, he'd look over at me and drop his hands.