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Obscurity Knocks

Memory's a funny thing.

As I walked past a store yesterday, I remembered being dragged into it by a girl who spent much time deliberating over whether or not she should buy a particular item. I remembered thinking it'd make a thoughtful Christmas present if she didn't buy it, and was thus pleased when she walked away empty handed.

This flashback bugged me all night and well into the morning because, beyond having dropped the ball on an obvious romantic gesture, I couldn't even remember who the girl was in that scenario. Now, I don't go on so many dates that a potential relationship could just slip through the cracks like that. So, I'm compelled to solve this mystery - something is clearly wrong.

When compiling a list of every female I've ever met didn't help, I resorted to tracing my steps back from that store to wherever else we might have been that night. I could smell by brain frying under the strain, but this did the trick.

Turns out I had the relationship all wrong. I was never courting this girl, just making notes for the guy she liked - it was to be his romantic gesture. Except, of course, that I forgot to tell him.

But at least I don't need to have myself institutionalized just yet. That's something.


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Dec. 24th, 2002 02:18 pm (UTC)
Delayed reaction...
Yeah, it's rather slow at work right now, so I thought of reading people's journals... Somehow, I remembered this entry you wrote. I came across it awhile back, and I couldn't help think then, "Hm..." :)

Funny what memory does...
Dec. 25th, 2002 01:12 am (UTC)
That really -is- delayed.
I barely even remember writing that.


Dec. 25th, 2002 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: That really -is- delayed.
I know, huh? Hopefully my reaction would be quicker if I was ever told to duck! :)

It just so happened that a certain person asked what I wanted for Christmas, and that triggered my memory of this entry...
Dec. 26th, 2002 02:09 am (UTC)
So, what did you ask for?

And did you end up with it?
Dec. 26th, 2002 09:33 am (UTC)
Re: That really -is- delayed.
Well, he asked me this question before I recalled this entry... Not even sure if the place still has the cuddly cutie! (And wasn't it cuuuuute, indeed?! Drats, I should have bought it! :))

I said that I wanted world peace as a gift, but he wouldn't have none of that. Never did give him a straight answer... I'll have to e-mail you...

Dec. 26th, 2002 10:04 am (UTC)
I'm sure they do. But, hold off a few days - The mall's bound to be a madhouse.
Dec. 26th, 2002 01:44 pm (UTC)
Pochocco Power!
Make that will power... Shouldn't be too hard avoiding the malls though - don't like crowds.
Re: Pochocco Power! - coolbean98 - Dec. 26th, 2002 02:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
Heh. - self - Dec. 26th, 2002 10:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - coolbean98 - Dec. 26th, 2002 11:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
Alors vous n'avez pas été perdus. - self - Dec. 26th, 2002 11:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Now I'm confused! - pottertilly - Dec. 27th, 2002 08:58 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Alors vous n'avez pas été perdus. - coolbean98 - Dec. 27th, 2002 10:00 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Probably not... - pottertilly - Dec. 27th, 2002 10:19 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Probably not... - self - Dec. 27th, 2002 01:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Probably not... - pottertilly - Dec. 27th, 2002 02:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Probably not... - coolbean98 - Dec. 27th, 2002 02:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Wait a minute... - pottertilly - Dec. 27th, 2002 03:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Wait a minute... - coolbean98 - Dec. 27th, 2002 04:37 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: P.S. - pottertilly - Dec. 27th, 2002 02:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: P.S. - pottertilly - Jan. 2nd, 2003 03:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: P.S. - self - Jan. 2nd, 2003 05:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: P.S. - pottertilly - Jan. 3rd, 2003 09:12 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 29th, 2003 08:56 am (UTC)
One more comment...
Thought I'd take a risk to write in here again, especially since I highly doubt he'll see this...

Anyway, it was good to see you again last night! It was kind of strange now hanging out with you as his girlfriend. It's funny, not that I ever want to be one of those icky, lovey-dovey couples, but I noticed that in the beginning, I felt awkward showing him affection, and I thought that was weird since you are one of the people who know how I've felt about him... Oh well... I'm just weird like that. Anyway, hope we can hang out more often!
May. 29th, 2003 04:01 pm (UTC)
Hanging out more often shouldn't be a problem.

He hinted last night that this was likely now because of the upcoming neighborhood proximity, but I think it's more that the ice is finally broken. I've been getting variations on "nope, sorry. can't. busy." for a while - I think there was a prolonged awkwardness to get past.

Fortunately, none can resist the unyielding lure of a Blue Man Group concert.

<< evil laughter >>

Anyway... Transition made. Yay!

(I actually figured you'd end up showing him this thread sooner or later. The initial story must have taken on whole new levels of absurdity when you realized the context...)
Jun. 2nd, 2003 02:58 pm (UTC)
Still in the dark...
I have yet to tell him about this "famous" entry with its many comments... If/when I do, boy will he be surprised and/or amused! :)
Jun. 2nd, 2003 03:46 pm (UTC)
Boy howdy.
Yeah, this would be comment #27. And here's a convenient link to keep up with that.

I don't think it's my longest thread yet, but it's probably the longest running, from initial post to final comment.

Unless of course you count this sort of thing.
(click "reply to this" in fake-Joel's "Sandwiches" post to begin a trail that basically goes back this far).

Of course, I do have a "screen comments" button. Could probably make all of these invisible without too much effort. But, where's the fun in that?
Jun. 19th, 2003 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, what the hey?
Let's go for comment No. 28! Woo-hoo!

Seriosly, I'm so sorry it has gotten out of hand like this! But, yes, this is fun! :)
Jun. 19th, 2003 06:20 pm (UTC)
That guy's just never online anymore, is he?

Tickets for another Blue Man Group concert go on sale Sunday. I figure we should probably space those further apart, though.
(no subject) - pottertilly - Jun. 20th, 2003 07:12 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - self - Jun. 20th, 2003 12:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - pottertilly - Jun. 21st, 2003 12:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 26th, 2003 08:30 am (UTC)
Full circle...
I will be writing an entry about this entry... Guess what is on its way as a Christmas gift? :)
Dec. 26th, 2003 09:15 am (UTC)
Re: Adjustments
I was originally going to include a link to this entry, but thought it best not to, what with certain comments not involving this story. Anyway, when I saw the picture of Pochocco he had taped on another gift with the message that it was on its way, it really made me smile! See, like this: :)
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self portrait (escher)
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