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dragged down by the irony

My room mate had calls out to two of his friends last night. Both flaked on him. I spent most of the night trying to convince him he's not helpless to find and create experiences without them; that there's a world of difference between looking for something to do and complaining that you're bored. If you can't get excited about the journey, at least try to recognize that "somewhere else" won't be found where you're at!

I failed, of course. Nobody needs telling these things who hasn't already made up their mind against 'em. What has me upset is that I knew better.

Put another way, I wasted my free evening complaining that someone else was wasting their free evening complaining that someone else wasn't motivating them to get up.

I have no one to blame but myself.

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pottertilly
Apr. 17th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Well next Saturday...
Not sure if you got Matt's message, returning your message, but we can definitely give you a lift to the wedding next Saturday! :)

Anyway, I'm sure we'll somehow get a hold of one another when and were to meet, etc.
self
Apr. 17th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
Cool cool cool.
I'm actually working from Ventura this week, renting a dumpster and cleaning out some of this space I shouldn't have consumed for so long. Now, fate might drag me back to Van Nuys before Saturday, but there's actually a good chance you won't need directions to our meeting place.
pottertilly
Apr. 17th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool cool cool.
Well, whatever happens, we will all go to the wedding together! :)

Again, I'm sure we'll call each other or something -- smoke signals, esp... LOL!

self
Apr. 18th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Wow, that just brought up a strong and unexpected chain of memories you couldn't possibly know about. Maybe ESP isn't such a bad idea!
pottertilly
Apr. 19th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
Enlighten me...
I'm intrigued... What memories came up?
self
Apr. 19th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
That would be day one of the Lauren Saga; a story I'd preface with "I was young and stupid," and end twelve years or so later, both adjectives diminished.
pottertilly
Apr. 21st, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Well, if you want to share the story on the way to the wedding, but otherwise I understand if you'd rather not...

BTW, it's Thursday night... Are you still in VC on Saturday or do we need directions to your new place?
self
Apr. 21st, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
Twelve years worth of story is a lot to get through, and that particular chapter isn't one I'm proud of.


This thing about my location is a very good question, though!

I'm working in Ventura tomorrow, for sure. One of my co-workers from the valley will be up here, though, so I could hitch a ride down with them. Make my place more presentable for a visit; myself more presentable for the wedding... It's a sensible plan, and there's something to be said for those.

Or, I could have that extra hour to catch up with you guys.

I think I'm leaning towards Option B; the Ventura pick-up. Let's commit to that so you're not living in suspense!
pottertilly
Apr. 21st, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hours after the phone call between you and Matthew... Option B it is! :)

As for that chapter in your life, well, I guess we can consider it closed and talk about other chapters -- like the present! :)
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