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November 19th, 2005


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05:05 am - Wistful thinking
"Yearning tinged with melancholy," says m-w.com. I get that a lot. Mostly it's about how my life has worked in the past: when I wasn't working nights, when erickavan had a regular, reliable helper, when I had the energy and initiative for several little activities that have gone by the wayside.

I haven't played a game with my friends in years. I haven't seen one set of my friends in so long, I can't remember when I last saw them. (New Years?) I can remember the last book I read (a re-read of the Watchmen graphic novel) but not the one before that. What was the last concert I went to?

I need to take about a week's worth of vacation by the end of January. Part of me wants to hole up in my basement and not talk to anyone for a week. Or, better yet, go out into the woods for a week with nothing but the silence to keep me company. Another part wants to spend that week re-connecting with friends, throwing parties, playing games. Another part wants to use it to make new friends, check out different music, new restaurants, like that.

Of course, this necessitates picking a week, requesting the time off and getting it approved. Decisions, decisions....
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From:curlicue
Date:November 20th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Here's a suggestion: do a little of both. Plan to have friends over the first few day, a big party the third, and then, vanish into a distant city for a few days to recharge your batteries.

If I were to reverse the order, I'd spend my alone-time planning the party. So that wouldn't work for me.

Good luck, sweetie. Enjoy planning the break that's coming up.
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
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Good idea. I haven't thrown a party in a good while, that'd be a good way to re-connect with friends. Then if I find a way to get away for a day or two, that could be re-charging....
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From:dreamsewing
Date:November 20th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
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well ,in the interests of getting through your Wist-list, I shall have to Force you to stop at either Dreamhaven or Uncle Hugo's on the way to Mercado for lunch. So that covers catching up with an old friend from 15 years in the past, so sort of making a new friend, and eating out whilst hiding at home and getting a new book to read. Wham bam thank you sir! Throw in a Cheap Ass game and you're on a roll ;>
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
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Sounds fair. :)

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