I suppose I could mention that I had a little fursuiting experience on Saturday. Wildlife West asked me at the last minute to suit a small parade they put on in the tiny town of Edgewood. The weather was pleasant enough and I had nothing going on, so I did the event. It wasn't anything to write home about, but it gave me an opportunity to run around in suit and terrorize the local Tractor Supply store. It also gave us an excuse to visit the park to see all of the critters. It also got the gears going about possibly moving AlbuFURque to the park. There was a post today about all furcons starting to blur into the same type of event. How about a con inside a zoo! There are a LOT of bugs to be worked out, but it certainly is an interesting concept.
Not much else has been going on. My Summer reading plan is continuing. I'm on a Bradbury kick right now having finished "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles." We also watched the old NBC miniseries of "The Martian Chronicles" from 1979 which brought back a lot of memories. At the time I didn't "get" Bradbury and thought the show was pretty boring. It was nice to watch it again with older eyes (despite all of the really cheesy special effects). I was going to make "1984" my next read, but it obviously must be a on a high school reading list because there is not a copy to be found at any of the city's libraries. Maybe I'll try to find Edgar Rice Burroughs' "The Princess of Mars" to see what the hell "John Carter" was trying to be. I had no idea what the hell was going on in that movie. It has to be up there with "Dune" in terms of totally botched plots/screenwriting.