So, I’ve got interviews with Tilmin (a 300-lb, 5’0″ woman who lost 75 pounds while training) on Thursday and Ginger the drag queen on Saturday. Scott the Cheerleader I’m going to ring up on Wednesday to arrange an interview; I’ve also emailed Ken and Warren to ask them if they have any “stories from the road” from their time as sweeps. All in all, I should have quite a few interviews in the next few weeks. So I’m happy with that.
What I am less happy with is this intestinal bug I’ve had for the last few days. While not nearly as unpleasant as it could be, it’s still no fun at all, and it’s interfering with my training (such as it is) for the Death Ride. I’d be more upset about this if I weren’t seriously reconsidering whether I want to do the Death Ride next year. The net of it is that the amount of time and mental energy I spend prepping for the Death Ride is exactly that much less time and energy to devote to writing my book, so I’m not sure I want to do it. On the other hand, it’s not apt to be any worse than training for AIDS Lifecycle, which I’m already committed to do, so, well… *shrug*. We’ll see.
Meanwhile, today I picked up eight sewing patterns that might be useful for AIDS Ride costuming, and a book on embellishing fabrics. I read three-quarters of the book on embellishing fabric on the way home–I got stuck in God’s own traffic jam–and have set it aside for later, like, say, around December, when I get serious about the costuming. It does sound exciting, though.
Off to work some more on that outline–