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Yay for Fridays, though today is 8 hours (maybe) in Integrated QA with a dozen people telling me their app is broken; this is followed quickly be me convincing them that their developers need to fix the problems, them saying that'll never happen adn then me grumping that the next session will be even more fun.

I'm excited about Kink(ed) tonight and dreading it. I feel like a poser, a neophyte, a faker etc. etc. It is unnecessary and not true ultimately. But tis doesn't reduce the belief that I need to prove myself to a crowd of people I don't know, let along the few people involved in the group I do know, respect and admire. Part of my mind says I gotta show them I know what I'm doing.

Truth is, I don't really think I do. I've only been at this what? A few months.

I should note that these insecurities are less strong than they may appear, I'm just saying what's there - though minute they be. My excitement is far greater and I'm quite looking forward to learning some new things. I'm also really 'cited about doing some decorative bindings on Fox before hand. I suppose that's a show of skill. Huh... Duh.

Now, I just need to figure out how to tie a Turks-head knot on my right wrist. That'll be an interesting challenge for tonight.

I wonder how many co-workers will be there. Heh.

Note to self - find 6mm black rope for tonight, we haven't enough to do anything interesting over Fox's chosen wear. Home Depot only has 9mm cored stuff.
Check - Menards in Mineral Point
Check - Ace in Verona

Edit: 8:57.
This is pretty dull. I'm not actually testing anything so much as recording their testing adn issues. However, two people did say this is going much smoother than last time. I think that means I win at my job.

Now I need to start planning the next session.

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fencert From: fencert Date: May 12th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah don't worry- the more the merrier
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is the least of my concerns. :)
evilevi From: evilevi Date: May 12th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
The nice thing about the people who I know who are involved in shibari around here is that they seem to have a more cooperative mindset rather than a competitive one.

I think it likely that I will be there. Now I'm trying to decide what to wear.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is contagious. :)

I'm defaulting from frustration and a desire not to spend more money. It took effort to buy that rope yesterday.
alyska From: alyska Date: May 12th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
try the farm and fleet over on...51? oddly enough, they have smaller diameter black rope. it's generally cored, so make sure it's only decoratively used.

as for the poser-dom, i think it's universal. some people just have better poker faces than others. this morning on the way to work, i was lamenting to jeffreyp that i feel like i'm being lazy and unimaginative because i'm wearing the same corset i wore last month, and i'm skipping the heels to opt for comfy shoes, as there's less seating that i thought at the annex.

i think the ropework i've seen of yours on lj is pretty darned neat. and really, there will be all sorts of kinks about so you have two options. tie up your pretty lady (ladies?) because no matter how bad the ropework, you can put it on a hot woman and call it sexxay. you can also spend part of that qa meeting adapting an intersting story to explain your ropework -- you wanted to try something that synthesizes asian bondage with the dada artistic movement, etc.

either that, or just tie up your girly, and come geek out with the rest of the ropegeeks that'll be there tonight. from what i've heard about the chicago contingent coming up for the event, there will be quite a few riggers to talk to and experiment with.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 12th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love your icon.

I also like what you said... but the icon is hot.
ralinad From: ralinad Date: May 12th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, there will be a couple of ropegeeks on the way... :)

A while back, and at a different Farm and Fleet I picked up some 5/16" solid braid silver-ish MFP, for cheap. It has a crap load rating, but for static work it's great, and it does well in photos too.
alyska From: alyska Date: May 12th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
very nice!
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
That link work safe? I'm guessing it isn't. :)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 12th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's someone's back.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know how to do that tie!
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 12th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
You do.
ralinad From: ralinad Date: May 12th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. Its nothing crazy, I just wanted to show the cheap rope from F&F.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure, because I can do it you say it's nothing crazy. :P
ralinad From: ralinad Date: May 12th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, crap, usually I wait to know someone before I insult them...

Of course I didn't mean it like that. :)

abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I figured.

I get punchy in my journal. My humor is combative and insulting. :) I likes it.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Who is the subject in that icon, assuming you took the picture.

it is damn hot.
alyska From: alyska Date: May 12th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
sadly, i did not. (knot?)

though i'd love to have a shot like that in my repertoire.

i just need to start scheduling more photoshoots.


lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 12th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll help.. ;)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 12th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm debating neck ornamentation for the evening. If in your travels, you happen to see a black choker, think of me. There's also the one you made me.... *shrug* Waddya think?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The choker I made for you is not for decoration. If you wear it, you are submitting to me.
If you're just looking for neckwear, you'll have to find something else.

lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 12th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know that. That's why I was asking what you thought.

I'll wear something else.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
So were yuo actually asking if I wanted you to submit tonight? That's not how I read the question, clearly.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 12th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes. That is actually what I was asking.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 12th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ok. Talk after work?
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: May 12th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure.
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