I was at Priceline earlier. Had my flights picked out...even my seats for both inbound and outbound.
You see, I was planning on spending around $800 to go to the Readers Studio 2012, a yearly professional event organized by Wald and Ruth Ann Amberstone of the Tarot School in NYC.
I noticed that Ruth Ann had unfriended me at Facebook last year, and I assumed it was because of my fictional short story (that had many people in a rabid frenzy that extended to hate mail, slanderous blog posts, calls for boycotting my work and emails to my publisher...).
But I hadn't talked to her for some time...maybe last Spring?
I had assumed that most of the Tarot community was over their pettiness, especially since I had apologized and figured that time would show them how overboard their reactions were.
I guess not.
I thought I'd send a courtesy email to Ruth Ann, asking if I'd be welcome to come (not expecting her to say NO), and to clarify that there was still time to get the special Readers Studio 2012 rate for the hotel.
And gotta love that most of my haters use "bright blessings" as their sign-off!
Shame on me for even considering visiting "the tribe".
Once an outsider, always an outsider...
I wonder if it was the part about the creator/organizer of an annual Tarot conference being a serial cheater on his wife...?