I think Brian is going to write about the Iron Maiden show we went to last night so I won’t bother except to say that 1) it triggered my crowd phobia, 2) it was uber-male, even beyond what I thought it would be, and 3) I am really glad I wore earplugs. Not the worst experience of my life by far, yet I doubt I will be attending another heavy-metal stadium show anytime soon. I just can’t deal with that many people in one place, the heat, the smoke, and the machismo – no matter how good the stage show is going to be..
I am finding that I have little to say this week – personal updates more than political ones being the norm. But that’s okay I suppose. Mostly I’m starting to feel the weight of my new union position as the obligations to be here and be there are piling up. Events that I would have begged out of a year ago are now a part of what is expected of me and I am quickly losing the time that I need for friends and relaxing. Which is one of the reasons that I’ve started scheduling exercise in, cause if I don’t it just doesn’t happen in between everything else.
I’m feeling a little squeezed though at the moment, and hoping that no one is offended by my absence from pretty much everything lately. I do want to hang out. I really do. It’s just difficult to do everything at the same time.