So... unbeknownst to me, apparently there are actually interesting things that happen on my side of the state.
I was asked to be part of a fashion show to help a friend show some stuff I'd bought from her... it turned out to be a steampunk/Victorian variety show. It was really, really awesome. And surprisingly I didn't have to drive 4 hours to go to it.
So yeah. I did a thing.
I'm kinda sad because there's a neckpiece to the jacket top that's missing, so I couldn't wear it all. Works OK without it though.
I wish I'd actually known someone in the crowd, so they could've recorded the whole thing. I was in a group of about a dozen people, and there was another fashion group, and a nerd improv group, and a music group... Oh well, it was really neat to see even just behind the scenes.
Hopefully more interesting things happen nearby. We have far too many nerds around to NOT do cool stuff.
Unrelated: I just spent a half hour snickering at Craigslist m4w ads. I am a terribru person. Thought about posting something but what's the point?