So I recently got an E-mail from my friend Todd whom I haven't talked to a couple of years. I'm kind of really bad at keeping in touch with people, just because of how awkwardly shy I am sometimes. It's not that I don't want to keep in touch with (most) people, it's just that the longer I don't talk to someone, the weirder it gets to contact them again. I said this in my E-mail to Todd (whom I was happy to hear from), and he wrote back something to the effect of he understands, that he's worried that when someone gets an E-mail from him, they'll think he's contacting them out of loneliness and has made no friends since the last time he's talked to them and is socially still stuck in high school. I laughed out loud when I read that, because that's pretty much exactly how I feel. Lots of social type skills and graces really elude me, and I don't know lots of people deal with these things on a normal basis. Either I'm oblivious to things which people think I really ought to see, or I worry about little tiny details that no one else seems to notice. I think they must have covered all these things that week in fifth grade I had chicken pox and was out sick.
I just finished reading Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris, and I know it's probably old news, because I always read books about one or two or many years after they're super popular, but I really liked it and thought it was super funny. Recently I've seen the movies Strangers With Candy
and Lady in the Water
, too. I liked both of them, though I can see why someone might not like the latter. I also saw Pirates of the Caribbean
, which I thought was kind of silly, oh well!
In work news, things at school are going surprisingly well, knock on wood! It seems as if I might actually be able to do this after all, but I'm scared of making that pronouncement, cause there are always weird things that pop up. I've also been climbing a decent amount and going swimming a decent amount. I think my leg has totally healed up, which is great. My knee is popping really quietly, but I think it's still ok to run.
Additionally, Jay and I randomly ended up at a Puerto Rican Street Festival today, wow! I got a free coloring book, but I don't think I'll ever be able to solve the Jumble puzzles due to my lack of knowledge of Spanish. I know how to say, "Donde esta el Sombrero?" but I think that's about it.
I may have to walk to East Coast Custard tonight for ice cream, hmmm....