First of all, thanks everyone for all the nice words and comments. It’s really hard for me to express how I feel about my body and whatever, especially given my history and the current societal epoch in which we all find ourselves. And it is incredibly comforting to know that there are people out there with whom I can have this type of dialogue. Yay, you guys!!!
But now the the main portion of the show: HOW I AM AWESOME.
So I went to this geeky networking / content sharing / seminar event for Boston-area video editors tonight. I’ve gone to these events before, and usually I come out kind of the worse for wear. Either the material is over my head, or I’m way too tired, or, most often, I just feel really out of place. It’s like there’s some kind of insider’s club that I’m just not part of, and I don’t like it. But I’m an adult, and adults are supposed to do these things, and so I go.
But tonight? Tonight was different. Not ONLY was I able to grasp everything the presenter was talking about (new features in FCPX 10.6.6 if you’re wondering), I even KNEW some of his tricks BEFORE HE SHARED THEM. And everyone would be like, “ooh” and “aaah” and I ‘d be like, “yeah. I knew that.” I mean, just throw a 2.5″ SSD in the small USB 3.0 enclosure and carry it around with you! Who needs Thunderbolt if you’ve got a slow HDD? And 16g of ram in the laptop? I installed that shit with a drink in one hand. To think, this from the girl who couldn’t type until she was 22.
Not. Too. Shabby.