Just got back from the Ohio Lesbian Festival, outside of Columbus, Ohio. The festival was Saturday, and we (Chi, Chelly, Leighe and I) drove up. There were a number of performers and booths & shopping. It was interesting, like a mini-version of National.
There was a very interesting booth there that had a ton of Xena stuff (Boooorrring. I was over that two years ago, when everyone else jumped on the bandwagon.) They also had Medieval dress, chain mail and weaponry, which was more interesting to me. I bought a sword. Lest you be uneasy that I now own a weapon; it’s not sharp. I bought it for a toy, not a weapon. It’s an inexpensive reproduction of a Cossack sword.
The concerts were nice. I haven’t heard much Ferron so it was interesting but not as compelling for me. I always have to hear an album two or three times before I can tell whether I like it. And I have different musical taste than 99.9999% of the people there at the festival, so… there you go.
I met Becky W’s friend Lori (Laurie? you can never tell). She was cool.
We also went to Downtown Columbus yesterday morning and looked around. The have a nice little strip of shops that is sort of like Broadripple on steroids. I was very impressed. I wish we’d spent less time in the stupid rainbow shop and more looking in other stores, but oh well. The coffee shop was cool and the bookstore ruled too. There was an interesting furniture store, but I didn’t get a chance to look in. I think I’d like to go back there and hang out and shop.
Traveling with Chelly was an enlightening experience; I certainly take accessibility for granted.
We got back pretty late, so I arrived in time to hear about Bobby Knight’s departure (good riddance! more on that later.) but not in time to finish all my laundry. D’oh! I have no idea how I’m going to fit that into my schedule this week.
I also discover that while I’d been gone, the roof was leaking onto my kitchen table, soaking, among other things, my brother’s wedding invitation. D’oh again!