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I am mundane and magical, Silly and serious. I am an underachiever who suspects that someday in the eternities I may yet blossom and even fruit. I am a collector of spirits and essences, a studier of mood and nuance.I have many many faults and yet I've always been loved. I am a good friend, but I will let you go if you so desire. I believe in Somewhen. I laugh easily and cannot often cry, which I know is a Flaw. Like You, I am a work in progess.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

I've had a nice couple of days, mostly spent relaxing and a little seeing friends. More time spent with Bruce and the dogs. Last night I went to a Poetry Slam where the first ever St George Utah team was chosen for competition. Fist stop, Oakland, CA.And guess what? I was one of 5 judges! How did that happen? Well, the presenter (one of a team of 3 from Las Vegas) asked if there was anyone who had never been to a Poetry Slam before and, I raised my hand. After she drafted me, she asked me what i felt qualified me to judge a poetry slam, I said I wasn't sure I WAS qualified, but that I like poetry. One person qualified herself by saying she had amazing hair. So I settled into an evening consisting of 3 Hairy Navels (not to worry, this is Utah) a pretty good turkey melt sandwich (didn't eat much though) and three rounds of better than I expected poetry. I was delighted to see my classmate Whitney was competing and surprised but equally delighted that my Poetry teacher Darren was also competing. Two of the competitors Skyped their poems in! (But you lose much in immediacy that way) In my view, Darren and Whitney were far and away the best of the bunch and the other judges thought so too. They were the top choices for the team. In fact, I think Whitney even bested Darren a bit! Her last poem was If George Lucas Wrote a Porno and it was full of puns and allusions and was really clever and she performed it perfectly. I will definitely go again to  Storm the Mic. Now I am just waiting to go to work. Not looking forward, but it is only one night. I am taking chemistry notes to make it a rollicking evening : /

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