|Sometimes I'd rather be fishin'...|
They should be very proud of themselves that a bully with no interest in the populace or theme chased out one of its own to assert themselves. Nothing says disconnect like four rezzers with modern and British structures at the ready. Gabrielle Riel added him to the resident group and he never left. No, I don't know what he was doing there. One of the things I liked about NT was that he wasn't there. Then he was. You don't think he's a stalker? Suit yourself. Personally if we never crossed paths again I wouldn't object.
I'll still be there for the community. Those who share a bond and true connection with the culture and its music dominate the New Toulouse. A few places offered for me to play tunes at their establishments, so I won't be gone. And of course I remain their liaison for the Aether Chrononauts during Relay For Life season.
I have been this close to making my own team for Relay For Life but for 3 things:
1. If I hadn't gone to Wildstar Beaumont there wouldn't be an AC team this year. There's an accountability I cannot deny. In fairness though he should have said there wouldn't be one instead of plucking someone unfamiliar with RFL to run the team. That's hardly fair to anybody incl them. What would have been the harm if it took a year's hiatus? Still it's done and he went through a lot to find someone. We have a team thanks to him.
I want to say though the captains are very sweet and helpful, but I think they try too hard. The unique thing about AC is that it is comprised of disparate cultures, who work out whatever according to their own communities while contributing towards a single total. The only real place we have to synchronize our schedules is for RFL hosted events where the team works together. But they're learning. I think once the intimidation of the whole thing fades and they get more comfortable, they'll be fine.
2. The campsite. I'm not making one. Don't even ask.
3. A friend reminded me that the end result is the most important thing. I must not ever forget that. If they just leave me be to do what I do and help the team by keeping members informed and equipped plus coordinating Teams R Us weekends lineups then it'll be good.
I'm proud to have brought on so many people, some new to Relay For Life. I couldn't do it with my own team. The objectivity would be gone. We'll see how this season pans out. I have a lot to prove after my experiences last year.
The first Teams R Us mini-gig is this Saturday: Kick-off Day. Have some team folks planned to provide vendors in addition to myself. Look for new shirts and Second Line Umbrellas :) I'd have signed on for Cartoon World Gallery to have a booth in Fashion For Life but I didn't have the money to register.
Here's to more good times and helping people leave their bad times behind. GO RELAY!