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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-01-18 08:51 pm

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OK, I went and took Saturday off work.

Now I get to decide if I want to:

-Go to the last-ever goodbye by-the-bag-clearance sale at the BIG used books warehouse
-Go to the big protest in DC
-Go to the littler protest in Annapolis or Baltimore
-See if the timing works to go to the book sale AND the Annapolis protest

Is anyone planning to go to the DC march?

I am super-hesitant go without being part of a group, having done giant events in DC before and having some idea of what it's like, and I'm not currently hooked up with any local groups of the sort that would send people. The ones in the other cities will probably be smaller and calmer, since most local people will probably make the short trip to DC. On the other hand if I did have a group to hold my hand it would probably be worth going to DC...

(Anonymous) 2017-01-19 01:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Monique is going with my mother and an SCA friend. You could try to meet up with them - I just texted you Monique's phone # (I don't want to subject Martin to two 8-10 hour car rides two days apart, so we're staying in Ann Arbor but will go to the march here.)

- Aaron

(Anonymous) 2017-01-20 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I figured they could pick you up on the way. Monique has your phone # so she'll give you a call and figure out what you want to do.
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[personal profile] reginagiraffe 2017-01-19 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
AFAIK, Ellen Fremedon, jrho and sharkie are all planning on going to the DC one.
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[personal profile] ellen_fremedon 2017-01-19 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)

I am, but I am having health-related second thoughts. I really, really want to go and hope I will make it.

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[personal profile] ellen_fremedon 2017-01-19 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
DC is going to be much easier for me than Annapolis, just because of travel times--I'm only coming from Silver Spring and I can walk to metro--and I don't think a smaller one would necessarily be better for me. (I'm recovering from a kidney stone and suspect I may have the weird almost-asymptomatic UTI I got the last time I had a kidney stone; bottled water and portapotties sounds like a recipe for dehydration and I'm not sure that's a good idea right now.)

It will probably be a day-of decision whether I go at all.
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[personal profile] petra 2017-01-19 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
My mom is going to the DC event with friends. I can give you contact details if you want -- petralemaitre at gmail.

I'm going to my local protest for health reasons, i. e. I get to go straight home afterward and not face massive travel times.

(My mom is not a fanperson but she is wonderful and has gotten used to compensating for other people's health issues, what with having a disabled daughter & all.)
Edited 2017-01-19 16:01 (UTC)
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[personal profile] petra 2017-01-19 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. She's driving down from New England with friends, staying with their friends nearby overnight, and then getting there on local transit.
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[personal profile] genarti 2017-01-19 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I am, as part of a group of local and out-of-town-like-me friends.
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[personal profile] stellar_dust 2017-01-19 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
just emailed you about a possibility. You did go to the first Obama inauguration, DC for this would be an appropriate bookend? The book sale is tempting though.

I´m going to the sister march in Reykjavik!