Though of course that's not really what I'm posting about. I am your humble community maintainer. I haven't really paid much attention to this little monster in a long time, which sucks because while it's rarely updated, I just blew through a bunch of what's been posted in the last year or so and it totally broke my heart. In that good way. And a ton of people joined while I wasn't paying attention! You guys are friggin' great, and CTY's still the weird, beautiful little world for me that it was for you, so I'd like to read about it more.
Meaning, one, there's room for fifty-three more interests on the info page, and I was just making stuff up when I put the current ones down. And I only went to Lancaster. Do you want to suggest interests? The more obscure/un-underlined, the more awesome.
And two... as an exercise, I guess, I am going to post about a kiss. And then I want you to post about a kiss. It's easy and quick and everybody loves smoochin'!
I think that it was the second weekend of my first session, a Saturday night, and my kinda-CTY-girlfriend and I hadn't seen each other all day. It had been misting all day, so they were holding the dance in the gym, which meant heavy warm air, sweat and the weird intimacy that comes from knowing that your partner's been in this humidity all day- she's as gross as you are, so who cares?
You know what's funny? I'm certain I muffed up all the details, who took whose hand and who bought who what, but in the end I don't care at all. Humid summer night, fifteen-year old kiss- that's it, isn't it? And god, I swear this is the only subject in the world that gets me this maudlin.
Now you should tell ME about a kiss. Er, us- tell us about a kiss.
1. Here, read up. Wikipedia does a pretty good job with it.