November 2017
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daily: meeting Cat / no homework today / TBC fundraising / Alchemy plans


Today I met a new person, Cat. We talked for two and a half hours and it was interesting but slightly awkward, because ze's not a very touchy person and that's become so unusual for me I wasn't quite sure how to react. I've actually never had someone respond to, "do you hug or shake hands?" with "let's shake hands." (I keep forgetting the better question I came up with, "do you hug, shake hands, wave?" I want to ask a question that encompasses no-touch-at-all but have fallen into a pit of awkward word tangle every time :-p I need practice!) Anyway we talked about social justice and entering it through academia (though, ze's totally done with school and I still have years to go) and I hope we can be friends!

The rest of my day was not nearly as productive as I had planned, but I think I may be a bit too optimistic with planning to do homework the first day of my weekend. I think I need a bit more decompressing time before I can focus like that.

Things are slowly coming together for TBC! we're almost halfway to goal, which is SO exciting! :D At least five more people have pledged, so I think we'll at least get above halfway :D and I'm excited to make things for people. I reeeeally enjoy that.

I'm leading a panel discussion on queerness and a workshop on intimacy at Alchemy; it's a low-pressure environment for me because I don't expect to be surrounded by academics or activists, whom I find intimidating. Hopefully I'll learn things that will help me hone my presentations for Atlanta Poly Weekend and other places (if I've been accepted). And I cannot WAIT to get my car all painted up. :D I hope lots of people participate.


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camilleyun ══╣Camille Claudel╠══
I have A Touch Thing. There are some people I don't mind touching me and others I do. It really depends on the person. There aren't necessarily specific reasons I could cite as to why it might make me uncomfortable if a particular person touches me. I guess it's all about how I feel about them. Sales clerks touching me is definitely a huge no-no. When I visited a church with a former coworker and people kept hugging me I didn't like that either.

My Georgia geographical skills still suck. How far do you live from Gibbs Gardens? http://gibbsgardens.com/
I want to visit there and thought if you were close I'd stop by and see you. If you were close enough, maybe we could even go there together. I'd pay.
belenen ══╣ecstatic╠══
I'm about an hour and a half from there, and I love the idea of going together! Let me look at my calendar and let's make a plan. What's your availability? I don't have much for the next two weeks, but if you're cool with planning further out, let's do it!
camilleyun ══╣╠══
I'm not working so I have nothing but time.
on communication, social justice, intimacy, consent, friendship & other relationships, spirituality, gender, queerness, & dreams. Expect to find curse words, nudity, (occasionally explicit) talk of sex, and angry ranting, but NEVER slurs or sexually violent language. I use TW when I am aware of the need and on request.
Expect to find curse words, nudity, (occasionally explicit) talk of sex, and angry ranting, but NEVER slurs or sexually violent language. I use TW when I am aware of the need and on request.