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10:41 pm: Something I've wanted to do for Two Years
Tonight, at an open poetry reading, I read Fondant for All and 6:36AM. Shouldn't have opened with the longer one.

No one booed, or threw fruit. Received polite applause, and a little extra since I was a virgin reader. More than a bit nervous, I tried not to read too fast. I was a bit taken aback by how bright the lights were in front of the podium, that didn't help.

It's a good event. The emcee was friendly, intelligent and kept the night going smoothly.

I think I'm going back in two weeks.

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From:sharkbait
Date:March 3rd, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
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Go you! I'm downright proud :)
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From:chaptal
Date:March 3rd, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I went a bit early in the evening, but not too early. Had some idea of what the room wanted, but opening with the longer one - and my nerves, in hindsight wasn't the best move. Next time.
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From:chaptal
Date:March 3rd, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
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very corageous thanks!
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From:daisydumont
Date:March 3rd, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
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excellent! good for you! this is something i've never had the nerve to do. :)
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From:chaptal
Date:March 3rd, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
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you should, it's easy ;)
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From:annie_r
Date:March 3rd, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
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that takes real guts, getting up on stage. i'm glad you did it. can you link to the poems?
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From:randazanda
Date:March 3rd, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
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You rock so hard! I'm proud of you for doing that; it would scare me shitless.
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From:chaptal
Date:March 3rd, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
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thanks. i'm glad i did it. no regrets :)
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From:nsingman
Date:March 3rd, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations, Ed! I'm curious, though. Exactly how does one read a virgin? I didn't even realize that they were imprinted with text.
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From:chaptal
Date:March 3rd, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
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"Exactly how does one read a virgin?"

between the lines.
From:10021
Date:March 4th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
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Good for you! You should be very proud of yourself, this is something most people could never get up the nerve to do. Bravo!
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From:chaptal
Date:March 4th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
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thanks, i want more now :)
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From:nammu
Date:March 8th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
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This is very exciting to read! I'm happy for you.
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From:chaptal
Date:March 9th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
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thanks, i'm going to do it again soon!
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