Well I made it to the 2nd Annual Prepperfest in Columbus Ohio Saturday. After a four hour drive, half a pack of smokes and a whole pot of coffee I arrive with an incredible urge to pee. I pull into the gas station across the street to fill up and empty and no bathroom! Luckily found one just a few streets down or I woulda burst. Finally my companions arrive and we go inside. What a crowd. My immediate reflex is to leave quickly, the cold sweat hits as someone bumps me. I flip the switch over to my fake personality, the one I created when I was a stripper. She is friendly and outgoing and always has a smile. She is not afraid of anyone or anything. I used to be able to do this only when drunk, but I spent so many years drunk I can access her in any crisis situation if I want to badly enough. My closest friends called her ‘drunk blue’. Things go smoothly for a while. I sit down at a table where they are teaching the basics of suturing on a banana. Jackpot! This is just the kind of thing I came for. I never learned this in nursing school and it was not something ever did at any job, although I have gotten them several times due to clumsiness. We amble over to the medical supply display and I choose an item or two and pll my money out, at the same time I notice the man beside me has dropped a twenty. He quickly snatches it up before I can even tell him. About five booths later I notice I am short twenty dollars. FUCK! That was my twenty he snatched up. People in this world, hopeless.
I moved past it and went to a class. Or three. First was a speil on the dangers of unpreparedness. This guy was a great speaker but his booth was a lot better last year. He was too. He looked ill and was just selling his product so I faked a coughing fit to excuse myself. Next was a wonderful class on making herbal teas and tinctures by Lynn at BlueLakeBotanicals.com. She even gave a demonstration on making a cough syrup. I bought some herb infused soaps at her booth that just smelled so good I couldn’t walk away without them. Her husband was real friendly too. The gardening seminar lacked the depth needed for an experienced gardener but Gus did a fine job for a good ol’ boy. The last thing I did was try out the infrared body tent. Then I decided I was losing it because I’m naturally shy and everyone was staring so we shortly left. All in all a good time.