We kind of danced around that for a while. (One of those "Not that there's anything WRONG with that .. but are you one of those people who, ahem, you know?" deals.) I think I somehow managed to convince him I'm not some sort of sexual deviant, although I guess I didn't really correct his misimpression that I'm a fursuiter, because I've now been thrust into the role of the paper's new mascot.
Yep. The Journal is going kid-friendly with "Journey the News-Dragon." He looks kind of like the "Pete's Dragon" guy, except with a big fedora, (plush) camera and bag of "press passes" and reporter's notebooks with our logo that he hands out.
Just last night I made my first appearance at the Little League opener of the Journal-sponsored team. I have to say I was kind of nervous that I'd screw up, but it turns out that -- except for the buckets of sweat -- fursuiting is easier than it looks.
And of course our paper covered the event -- we're running an article Sunday on it. I swiped some pictures from work ...