I've got to hurry though because I'm headed for Powells Bookstore to see Portland author April Henry at 7 talking about her new books - maybe. I've never been to one of these before, always talking myself out of it. It's the same with the sci-fi conventions. Too crowded, too far to drive, no place to park, too many people, too tired after work...the list goes on.
What's the name for a fear of crowds? I'm not exactly agoraphobic because I do leave the house - just not very often for new experiences. Claustrophobic, on the other hand, let's just say with a basement I don't have to worry about crawling under the house! :D