I have a huge 400-page manuscript to work on, and I think in a little while I’ll go out to Starbucks to see if I can be more productive there. (Starbucks is often a good atmosphere for me). If I get a lot of work done, I’m going to reward myself by driving out to L.I. tonight for the LIK’em — Long Island Kink ‘Enthusiasts Munch. I am off all week from my regular job so 1) I don’t have to travel out from Manhattan, and 2) I don’t have to work the next day.
It’s a good, fun group, from what I’ve seen, although admittedly I’ve only been to one so far. The food is good and it seems that the atmosphere allows a little more freedom than a regular diner munch. I live in Northeast Queens and work in Manhattan, so a lot of the activity on Long Island is a pain in the butt to get to. But I make the effort when I can because I’ve gotten to know some great people and I want to keep building those relationships. And I may meet some new people that I want to play with, too.