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October 11th, 2004

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09:03 am - Universal Light Expo. . .
I have to say, I've never been so underwhelmed as I was at the Universal Light Expo.

For all the things I heard about it, I'm kind of glad that I never wasted the $8 entrance fee before this year, as I didn't find a single thing of interest to purchase, nor did I find a single workshop that interested me. I almost tried to chat up Ray Buckland, but decided against it as I figured I'd probably look like some crazed fan-boy, which I'm not, having never read any of his books.

The thing always sounded fluffy and white-lightish, and that's exactly what it was. *sighs* It was very, very disappointing, and I honestly wouldn't recommend that anyone go to it. In fact, I'd probably recommend against it.

I was bored out of my skull at most of the booths. The only two that held any interest were the _midnightmuse_ booth (where we briefly discussed which of the paintings were art and which were not and Tina told me I should flirt later) and the Mystic Forest Treasures booth, where I talked for a bit with the owner.

There was an upside, though. I got to see a couple of people, such as ray716, duriyah, and _midnightmuse_, plus a few others without LJ accounts.

btw, I'm working on finding out about that sigil marking.
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: "Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling", -JB

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Date:October 11th, 2004 06:34 am (UTC)
That's how I've always felt about that expo. I went once because it sounded cool. I went once after that to support Psyche, but that's it. it's a touch too new age for me. it's all crystals and perfect harmony with the cosmos and all this other crap spewed by people who aren't ready to come to terms with the fact that things will never be perfect. Ahh well. Learning experience.
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Date:October 11th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
Ugh. I think I'd have more fun having my wisdom teeth removed.
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Date:October 11th, 2004 09:23 am (UTC)
Were you there Saturday or Sunday? We were there Sunday, and I was looking for you but I didn't see you.
Date:October 11th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
i was there sunday, looking for alien abductees for a research project. found 2.

yeah, definitely NOT for the recon/ie pagan/heathen set, but lots of purty jewelry :) (and a pretty good albeit new agey medicine wheel meditation).

plus i was able to find things that NO SHOP KEEPERS IN COLUMBUS CARRY OR WILL ORDER FOR ME. (florida water, rose water, and 7-day candles that aren't the crappy white replaceable sleeve).

columbus needs a good botanica...maybe when i get tired of this teaching gig....
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Date:October 11th, 2004 04:12 pm (UTC)
I didn't think you were particularly flirty. Guess I missed something.

I tried not to spend too much money, so I stayed away from the jewelry and clothes. Got some nice bumper stickers at Northern Sun, though. Other than that, I wasn't really interested in it all.
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Date:October 11th, 2004 10:12 pm (UTC)
Duriyah said above: "I didn't think you were particularly flirty. Guess I missed something."

I must have missed it too, because I didn't notice any flirting at all. Oh dear.

Yeahhhhh, new age fairs. People spend money at them, so it's good for a small business owner, but I tell ya... that is a flaky, flaky world. Some of it is just silly. Some of it is painful. Some of it is comical. Some of it (particularly the overpriced snake oil alternative medicine stuff) makes me furious.

I overheard this actual conversation:

Guy 1: So did you sell much of your incense?
Guy 2: Nah. Two or three boxes. But I think the problem is, people think this is incense.
Guy 1: Oh, it's not incense?
Guy 2: Well it is. But it's much more than that. I mean this stuff heals broken bones. It's that powerful.
Guy 1: Oh.

I didn't see the price tag on the incense magic healing smoke sticks; but I suspect it has something to do with his lack of sales. I know I sold about a billion boxes of incense (give or take a few). Perhaps because it was $1.50, and most of my customers had no apparent broken bones.
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Date:October 11th, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC)


Did Tina say you should flirt (later), or that you should flirt later rather than now, or that you should flirt later but preferably not at all?

I went to the ULE once or twice a few years ago, and it was all much too New-Agey and boring for me.

As I recall, the International Festival at the same place is much more fun; better food at least.
Date:October 12th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
Sigils are great. I have way too many of them lying around the place. I seem to remember some of them are for things that i'm nervous about though. It kind of adds another dimension to forgetting which ones do what.

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