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26 September 2011

Starting to Plan for 2012

Before I go further (and my apologies for not having post here sooner): I'm on the panel this Sunday for the October edition of Writer's Block, from Naturally Autistic Radio. The show, presented by Naturally Autistic ANCA, airs online from 3 to 4 pm, Central Time (1 to 2 pm, Pacific Time). I and other writers (and editors in my case) on the spectrum discuss our work and how being on the spectrum affects it. You can get show details at http://www.naturallyautistic.com/radio-show/. By the way, you can register for free at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ prior to the show and then you can participate in the live online chat during the program. I hope you can tune in this Sunday and tell everyone you know to tune in.

One week ago tonight (19 Sept.), I joined with eight other classmates from Mehlville High's Class of 1982 at Crusoe's Restaurant in Oakville to begin planning our 30-year reunion next year. We started to sketch out what kind of event to hold and to start delegating responsibilities for several things related to this reunion. I'll let out more of the details in due course. The reunion committee next meets two weeks from tonight.

The previous weekend (17-18 Sept.) had some interesting events. On that Saturday, I was at the Al Waha Restaurant in midtown St. Louis for a seminar on online dating, put on by two Meetup groups. It was quite nice, learning a few things that were new to me on this matter. I also was able to get my online profiles critiqued by the seminar moderator afterward, with a few changes she suggested put into place soon afterward. I ushered at church that Sunday morning, then dashed out to St. Louis U. High to referee boys' soccer games. It rained part of the time, but being on artificial turf, we got all three games in.

IPMS/Gateway's September general meeting on the 20th was real interesting. We had: a build night; a contest for Modeler of the Year points (I helped judge); discussion on us possibly hosting the IPMS/USA National Convention in 2014; plugging upcoming events of interest to the members; and, beginning to take nominees for the Bob Stroup Award for outstanding service. We got them all in!

The next day, I met an acquaitance and her friend at the Galleria for a volunteer editing assignment for a non-profit organization's annual newsletter. I was able to get all the material edited and turned in by the following Friday. Gave me a nice added bit of experience.

I refereed a girls' tournament at Sportport last weekend. I worked tow games Thursday night, three on Saturday afternoon, and three yesterday. That included the under-15 final I was in the middle for, which went real well. Both sides' coaches praised me for my game control. Our monthly referee clinic is tonight, with other meetings and events this week.

Later this week, I hope to hear back on an editing job I recently applied for. Ten days ago, I followed up with the hiring manager and he wrote back that they would be taking applications for two more weeks before deciding who to invite for interviews. Stay tuned.

Later.

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