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Bonus, or HoMD #18

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Last night’s SnB paid dividends today. We got invited to eat Indian food with the comic book store group tonight.

We met some new folks, stuffed ourselves on delicious curries, discussed the Writer’s Guild strike (we support the writers), and laughed heartily at one guy theorizing on how he’s going to treat his next girlfriend.

Our social lives in Fort Worth haven’t been exactly active, so I enjoyed spending time with new people and forging some connections.

Close Knit, or HoMD #17

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

When we lived in Austin I started a book club with my BFF. We met every other week, read some great (and some not-so-great books), drank beer, watched movies, even went camping. I loved spending time with other folks who shared my interests doing things centered around those interests.

Living in Fort Worth, I have yet to build a similar circle for a book club. I quit even trying to start another book club. But the yen for a similar social circle remained.

Tonight I attended the first “Stitch ‘n’ Bitch” with a new group of folks who love to knit, sew, crochet, etc. And these are folks I want to sit and chat with for a few hours while I work on my knitting.

I’ve gone to knitting circles at local yarn stores, but I never connected with any of the other knitters. I’m not your standard knitter, so it’s not easy to find people with similar interests to discuss while your hands are working. I don’t want to talk about projects or yarn. I want to talk about fun stuff.

So where did I find my new SnB group? At my local comic book shop!

I love my local comic book shop person. First, she’s a she. Secondly, she’s bubbly (in a good way) and interesting. We share a love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and all things Whedon. And I just found out that she knits, too. I knew I liked that girl.

Of course, as soon as I found out she knits, I threw out the idea of a “Stitch ‘n’ Bitch.” Happily she loved the idea and knows other folks who might be interested in a regular gathering. We scheduled our first group for tonight.

We met at Bubbles’ house and had four stitchers and two voyeurs. Our hostess served spinach artichoke dip. Adult beverages were served. I got to teach the comic book store manager (a boy!) how to knit. And we’ve already decided to meet again next week.

It was a solidly good time.