Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Howdy from Atlanta

Collin picked me up at the aiport last night and promptly took me to a very cool 50-something-year-old diner for delicious greasy food. We stayed up late talking about high school sex and reading to each other some of our recent writing.

Now I'm at a computer in the common area of Collin's huge apartment complex. It's a lot like living in a huge hotel.

Today Collin had to go to work, so I walked all around Mid-town Atlanta. Went to the Carter Center and Presidential Library. It was phenomenal. So many exhibits, lots of videos, etc. It was inspiring to be in the midst of the life work of a President whose main interest was in promoting peace and human rights. What a striking and distressing contrast to what we have now.

I also walked around an area called Little Five Point, a neighborhood that has lots of funky stores, tye-dye, art, health food ... my kind of place. I had a great berry smoothie. It was warm with a bit of a breeze, probably low 80s.

Now I'm going to take a nap then shower and dress. Tonight's my speech. Afterward Collin and I will come back to his place and watch the debate, which he's recording. Should be fun to watch it with him since he's so funny. Maybe we'll riff on some jokes together that will appear on his blog.


jin said...

Good luck for tonight's speech, Kate! Let us know how it goes...

Lisa Nanette Allender said...

Kate, just wanted to let you know:
your talk tonight was inspired--and inspiring. Thoughtful, thought-provoking. I loved when you spoke of how in fiction, your protaganist--"it IS you, and it ISN'T you."
How you may write a hetero scene, but if you(the writer) are queer, it's still queer!
Hope to see you Friday, and definitely on Saturday!

Collin Kelley said...

You were great!!!

Dustin Brookshire said...


You were great. Enjoyed your speach. Enjoyed meeting you. FAB!

hugs, Dustin