Right now I’m just listing good items that I’m not using any more or never used or can part with. I do a lot of research on each item to describe it and price it fairly. I’m getting the hang of it—I’ve sold all but two of my (I think) 14 listings.
This year I’m dressing more conservatively–wine velvet and satin, sleeveless but no cleavage or hip-high skirts slits, like last year–but I’m coming down with a cold so after all this might not make it at all. One is expected to bring something Burns-ish to perform. Most guests are musicians and sing but singing is not one of my gifts. Being a teacher, however, I have come up with a game that I’m hoping will acquaint the 24 guests with Burns’ humor and style.
Dylan and Ann Kuhn live in Fort Collins, Colorado, where Dylan applies his considerable programming skills to the virtual world at Colorado State University. He’s been keeping a journal for years. Share his adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and his bike trip around the perimeter of the continental United States on his own website, http://cyberhobo.net/. Ann took this photo of Dylan and me last summer (July 2004) when I met them in Steamboat Springs. They’d worked themselves from the Mexican border to northern Colorado, three months into their Continental Divide project. Ann walked 700 of those miles. Then she car-camped and hiked in to find Dylan every couple of days to resupply him. Me, I drive the mountains. I only walk flat places, like the beach.