J. and K. want me to come visit. J. called right after I got back from my driving adventures doing my errands. I said I couldn't leave right away, that they knew how I packed. I said I'd leave around 7:00 p.m., after rush hour. J. said maybe 6:00, and now I'm thinking 6:30 or so.
Parts of the little section of Glee fandom blogs I read are talking about race again. I agree with Canuck Jacq on this one (and generally with her). I've already said as much before in various places. I'm coming from a position of privilege. I know there are people with direct experience with racism that I don't have.
Later: I drove down to Baltimore. I sent a text saying "On my way" before I started driving, and thought I might have jinxed myself. I took roads that were back roads compared to Route 95. I only went on 95 for a little way towards the end of the drive. I was worried about deer, but didn't see any. Shortly before I got on 95 a car went through a crossroad in front of me and I had to slam on the brakes. I would have noticed if there had been a traffic light there. That car was going fast, too. That turned out to be the only excitement.
The drive to Baltimore takes two hours from where I live in southeastern Pennsylvania. I ended up doing what was a fair amount of driving for me today. I talked to J. and K. for a couple of hours, and then we watched a couple of shows about tattoo artists. J. has several tattoos, and I have one of a rose. I was interested in the shows about tattoos.
I gave J. and K. a summary of the race discussion I mentioned that keeps coming up. They wondered why people were spending so much time on it. I have my editing, but that's not a 9-5 job. I don't know where other people are finding the time to comment, but they're making time. It's my opinion that some comments are more thoughtful than others. I don't believe that my comments are as important as those of someone who's directly dealing with racism.
J. and K. and I are talking about perhaps going to a zoo in the next couple of days. We'll probably go to a video store and pick up a copy of the Avengers. We'll see what there is to do around Baltimore, depending how cold it is. I forgot to suggest the aquarium, but that's not cheap. J. took me there for my thirtieth birthday, and arranged it so I could pet a dolphin. That was a cool experience. I'll post on what we do Friday and Saturday.