Right now, I’m in a large bed in a large hotel room. I have a business trip grafted on immediately before my Europe/Eroticon trip, with no time in between to go home. I’ve packed two suitcases – carry-on for business, checked for Europe – and stored the Europe bag at the airport rather than lug it with me. When I’m done the business trip part, I’ll switch out and leave a different bag behind. I feel clever but there’s a part of me that’s worried I’ve missed something because I’m deviating significantly from my packing routine.
I wish I could just cut to the chase (or maybe “love scene” would be a more appropriate metaphor), but I have a few days of hard work first, followed by some not exactly easy travel.
Last year was my first Eroticon. I’m very glad to be attending again in 2018, but my blogging energy and output has been much reduced over the last year, and I regret having unintentionally drifted a little ways away from this fantastic community.
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Zoe K @sexismynewhobby
What are you most looking forward to about Eroticon 2018?
For me, it’s the people. It’s the perfect excuse to get Jaime and me in the same country, and after Eroticon we’re going to go travelling together. I’m also looking forward to meeting up with folks I met last year, folks who were there but I didn’t meet because I hadn’t gotten to know them yet, and folks who couldn’t make it.
If the people I’ve met in person and online are at all representative, sex bloggers are a great bunch of people and that I tend to get along with really well. A certain worldview coupled with kindness and intelligence makes for a heady mix.
We are creating a play list of songs for the Friday Night Meet and Greet. Nominate one song that you would like us to add to the play list and tell us why you picked that song.
“Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin.
Zep was one of many bands that could be heard regularly in my house but I didn’t come to appreciate them until I was almost out of high school. They quickly became my favourite band and have remained so for my entire adult life. I once sang “Ramble On” (with a real band) at a talent show.
And since there’s apparently still room on the playlist, I’ll suggest a second song – “Dusty” by Soundgarden.
Soundgarden is my second love, after Led Zeppelin. “Dusty” is a great example of the weird time signatures that Soundgarden uses. Most of it is in 4/4, but there’s a chunk in (I think) 10/8, and other bits that I’ve never quite been able to pin down: some 7/8? maybe one or two bars of 11/8? Fucked if I know, but I enjoy trying to figure it out.
(Royal Blood is looking competitive for my number 3 spot. I don’t think I’ve noticed and odd time signatures, but they do some wonderfully complex and unpredictable melodies/chord progressions. Just FYI.)
What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
Weirdest place you’ve ever gotten up to mischief (define ‘mischief’ however you like…).
In a storage room in a church basement towards the end of an evening event. It wasn’t because I was overcome with lust – I was kind of ticking the location off a list. Still, it was amusing.
Tell us two truths and a lie about yourself.
This is so hard and is the main reason why I haven’t done my meet and greet sooner, but here goes:
I swam competitively in high school.
My first job was selling bets at a racetrack.
I saw a geisha once in Kyoto. I had no idea who she was and yet she knew my name.
Complete the sentence: I want…
…to rediscover my creativity, and to learn how to trust more deeply