Then, last weekend, there was Throw. I'm really enjoying the community at their events. Both poets and audience are welcoming and interested, and I can feel their engagement when I'm on stage. I went planning to do the sacrifice, but ended up slamming. Since I was unprepared to slam, I expected to do just all right, but I came in 3rd place! So that was a cool feeling. Even if the game is made up and the points don't matter. Because they still do. And after the show I spent some time with Simon and Halogen and had a conversation that lasted well into the morning about synesthesia and the German words for mermaid and jellyfish. All in all, a perfectly wonderful evening.
I'm working on my renewal forms for my permanent residence in Canada. I don't think I was aware that I could have submitted these forms up to 5 months ago, but even if I had been I wouldn't have had the money to do it.. And so now i'm working against the clock because my current card expires in two weeks. I didn't know just how "artsy" I am until I had to figure out and report every address, job, and educational opportunity I've had for the last 5 years. Also every time I've left the country and for how many days and for what purpose. I wish I could just sign a waiver giving the government permission to dig and find all that information out themselves. I'm sure they already know it. If they don't, Google does.
Rodent update: My apartment is to date mouse free, and I'd really like to keep it that way... so I'm looking for a cat to adopt.