So tonight I did a reading from my book, How to Care About Humans...
There was this thing, artists against W. Backtrack for a second. Okay, we got this radio station in Buffalo and we've been working our asses off to get progressive shows on in the mornings ( flyer that I made for the station ) and we have some good shows now and when the station was new we were not getting any callers so I had to get over my radio shyness and call up a lot of shows and try to ask good questions of the people being interviewed and what not. So then I heard an interview of the Artists against W guys and signed up to read.
So, I can't figure out how a year ago I was a guy who couldn't even record a message onto an answering machine, and now I can read anti Bush prose and poetry to 100+ people. I keep thinking maybe it was because I didn't have any time to get nervous, I had a Coalition for Progressive Media meeting to prepare for and then I had to hop on my bike and ride a few miles to get to the reading and then I had to go right on. But I dunno. I get this sneaking suspicion that I'm just not as nervous a person as I used to be.
(and there was even a video camera recording me which I somehow managed not to think about until just now. CRAZY!)