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Friends and Wizards
Well, I finally borrowed the new Harry Potter from my sister and finished it this afternoon. That was a nice peaceful way to spend a sunday! Now that I'm finished, of course, I want to read all the HP spoiler posts I've been carefully avoiding for the past few weeks. But I don't remember who posted anything... so if you posted anything about HP, feel free to point me to it. Or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or Batman, come to think of it. I've recently caught up on all of them -- but no spoilers for anything else! I'm generally in the dark about most things.

Speaking of being in the dark, my social life has gotten rather haphazard. I've been working so much, and traveling almost 50% of the time. When I finally am home, I spend my time trying to catch up on home-type stuff, like laundry, bills, petting my cats. I spend some time just relaxing and recuperating from being on the road so much, catching up on my sleep, de-stressing, that sort of thing.

I hardly ever see my friends, unless somebody specifically invites me out to do something at a time when I am free. I haven't been making much of an effort to get together with anybody otherwise, and I certainly haven't been scheduling anything with my friends.

That's not cool. I miss my friends! I need to do something about this -- although my schedule is complicated enough that whenever I start thinking about scheduling something, I start to feel overwhelmed.

Basically I only see people who invite me to stuff. And even keeping up with those invitations is a challenge. It's funny to, because I'll sometimes hear other friends mentioning doing stuff without me, and I'll think, "Wait, why wasn't I invited?"

Then I'll remember: oh yeah, it's because I've fallen off the face of the earth. I never have time for anything. Naturally if I don't call anybody, don't suggest doing anything, I won't stay foremost in folks' minds.

So what I'm saying here is: eventually I do want to get together with friends live and in person. The computer's not enough for me, even if that's the only way I make contact with most non-work people these days. I don't know when, because I'm still swamped, but I'm gonna make it happen. I'm gonna make this dream come true! For me and youuuuu......

(ahem, sorry, distracted) Eventually, I promise. In the meantime, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I swear. I'm dangling from the edge maybe, but with luck I'll come crawling back sometime soon....so don't forget about me. (:
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ferretsofglory From: ferretsofglory Date: July 31st, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wanna come!
abrokenstarr From: abrokenstarr Date: July 31st, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I posted something about my feelings on the HP book a few entries ago, and wastedfairy shared the feelings of all of some of the geekfans of the world.

We're here...
sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: July 31st, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Miss you, lady! We'll definitely have to do dinner sometime soon! Meanwhile, keep coming up for free coffee!
kathrynrose From: kathrynrose Date: August 1st, 2005 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I never did say much of anything about the book, but theferrett had quite the comment fest here.
tedwords From: tedwords Date: August 1st, 2005 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
How could you possibly have finished that book that fast??? :)
anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: August 1st, 2005 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
she's just. that. good. :-)
tedwords From: tedwords Date: August 1st, 2005 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)
She's good, I agree! ;)
kathrynrose From: kathrynrose Date: August 1st, 2005 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I read book six in one day. I also read book 3 in one day and book 4 in one day. Book five took longer, because I was on vacation at the time, but I was in Scotland, which was cool, because everywhere on the trains people were also reading it. :)

The delicious thing about the HP books is that they are so easy to read. But then they're inhaled all at once and you have to wait two more years to read the next one.
tedwords From: tedwords Date: August 1st, 2005 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
It always takes me more time to finish Harry Potter books, for some reason. I'm not really sure why. I do have the latest, but I still have to read the book that preceded it, which I started reading but, for some reason, put down to read something else.

Don't get me wrong: I can devour books. Wicked by Gregory Maguire was a totally obsessive read for me, and the book I'm reading now, Sick Puppy, I've polished off in a week.

But from what I've heard, you're not the only one polishing this one off quickly!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: August 1st, 2005 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Well I did send my schedule for Sat. but you thought you were busy so I did not follow up.

D and S made the second event.

Do you mean we should call you if we really want to get a hold of you?
stephe From: stephe Date: August 1st, 2005 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Re: Getting together. If you make another business trip to Chicago in the fall, I might be there to meet up for lunch or somesuch.
jebra From: jebra Date: August 1st, 2005 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm ... should I be making a pest of myself this week?
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: August 1st, 2005 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)

(fixed html?)

And then some of us just happen to live 250 miles away. Makes those impromptu get-togethers kind of tough, ya know?

Though, actually, I'm going to be in Ypsi this weekend. Are you going to the Stilyagi party at thatguychuck's? I'll probably make it over, depending on how the motorcycle wrenching goes
homeless_one From: homeless_one Date: August 2nd, 2005 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
> I haven't fallen off the face of the earth ...
> I'm dangling from the edge maybe ...

Your feet are a lot more solidly on the ground than you realize. You will drift in and out of our Universe on a schedule of your own making. We will all be here when you drop by and you will always be family.
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 3rd, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll be in Cleveland monday thru thursday... darn work travel!
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