I guess this is going to be an ongoing random series, me talking about my poly life (or lack there of).
1) Pedestrian Polyamory
So I now am listening to yet another polyamory podcast. This one came as recommendation from a friend and I am loving it.
The podcast is called Pedestrian Polyamory. Our hosts are a triad, Gavin Katz & Shira B Katz, a married cis-gendered heterosexual couple (I think all of that is true. I’ve listened to almost six episodes and that seems to be an apt description for them) and the wife’s second primary, The Transient.
I love these guys. My first peek at them came from Poly Weekly, when the wife was featured as well as others on another podcast she is a member of, Life On The Swingset. (Yup, she does two podcasts. Someone is a bit busy.)
The first actual Pedestrian episode I listened to was the Depressisode in which they talk about dealing in a poly relationship when one partner has depression. I think it says a lot that I listened to this one first and still kept coming back. If you can entertain me with a topic as sad as depression and make me want to keep listening for more, I think you’ve got something there folks.
Pedestrian Polyamory wants to air once a week, but it appears closer to twice a month. They’ve not been around long, I think a year, but still I like those folks and will continue to listen to them.
2) OKC update
So I had my first OKCupid date today. I met a guy at a small dive bar for a drink.
When I first showed up, there was a bartender and two other guys sitting at a bar watching a football game. Thankfully I saw they sold hard cider. I ordered an Angry Orchard and joined the guys in watching their game.
About five minutes in, another guy walked in and took a seat. I only got a passing glance at his face. When I peeked over, I thought he might be my OKC date. I checked his picture on the site again (fuck, I love my smart phone), and confirmed it was him.
And then I got nervous. Was I suppose to go to him? Should I wait for him to make a move?
Thankfully the football game ended, so I had a natural reason to stand up and go over. I introduced myself and sat down.
We chatted for about thirty minutes on normal first meeting topics: work, life in general. When the conversation veered towards kink, I could tell he was not versed in the subject.
Around the thirty minute mark, I said it was getting late and dark (which for fall was true). I told him it was nice meeting him and then left.
He was a nice guy but there was zero spark. Like none. At all. Whatsoever.
I didn’t have a bad time, but… no. I won’t be seeing him again.
One down. How many more to go…?
So I am participating in National Novel Writing Month to varying degrees of success. I am incredibly behind in my word count, but I endeavour still.
I mention this fact because of the subject of my book. It is a day in the life of a poly person. Because I picked a super special day, all of their partners show up and interact with the main character.
What I find kind of interesting about the story is I can see myself crafting my ideal of my perfect poly tribe. Not that there isn’t conflict (cause any story without conflict is dull as fuck), but as I write more and more I’m finding myself shaping fantasy sex scenes, fantasy living arrangements, fantasy emotional connections, and, most recently, a fantasy collaring ceremony.
I look forward to finishing the book, even though I am so far behind, and then being able to share it with the world at large, and you, my readers, at… intimate.
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