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May. 14th, 2009 | 11:40 pm
mood: okayBrain full, pls send another.
music: Peaches - Talk To Me | Powered by Last.fm

Don't mix those up; it gets awkward.

In a continuing effort to fight waves of bizarre depression (more on that in a minute) and general ennui that sometimes come with the beginning of summer, I've packed my schedule full of events with friends this week. Not that I need an excuse to see them.

Sunday was Stir with Chris, also featuring Jason and Jason, as I mentioned last entry.

Monday was bloody mary night at Jason R.'s house, with Jason C. and Jody also in attendance. I never thought that Jody could make me blush after all he has said and demonstrated over the years, but it took only one mention of Booty Butter to get there. Also, tomato vodka rules and I am going to introduce this wonderful liquid to my family when I go to NM in July.

Tuesday was a milestone in my Durham residential history, as I went to a Durham Bulls game for the first time! Florian invited a bunch of folks to spend one final evening with he and Daniel F. before they left town, and it was lovely. Only the three of us plus Jeff were able to make the 7:05 game, but that was plenty. We hunkered down with lots of beers and watched Durham narrowly lose to Louisville after leading for almost the entire game, then consoled ourselves with pool and more beer at Tyler's afterward, and Sam G., Brian, and Jianghai attended. I also tried to belatedly eat dinner there but the kitchen was already closed by the time I thought of it. But! Still an awesome night, and I'm going back to more Bulls games because they are 1) cheap, 2) full of kitschy sports madness (Hit bull win steak! Hit grass win salad!), and 3) hot dogs!

On Wednesday I had lunch with Jeremy at Nosh and heard about his plans to move to a new place over the summer! Also, he is sooper nice and bought me lunch in honor of the grad school where I haven't yet found a place to live near (sore subject; blah). In the evening, Matt, Leland and I went to John's house to play MarioKart; his new dude Seth was also there, and we also watched Arrested Development and played RockBand; my singing skills improved from horrific to nearly passable.

Tonight (Thursday, that is; have been writing this post since 11:30 p.m.) I went running with Josh, on a course designed by him to go from East Campus through Trinity Park and downtown. I approved muchly. Then, after a return home and shower, dinner at Q Shack with Josh, Tyler, Liza, Chase, Chris, and Ali and her friend James who happened by. I love their mac and cheese. Some of us went to Francesca's afterward, which I had to walk to from home because I discovered I had acquired a huge screw in my tire on the way home. Now I have to visit Tire King at some point in the near future; given that I need to spend a lot of time at my desk tomorrow, I may wait until Saturday morning. I am just glad that I don't have to use the car to get to work, or a grocery store, or whatever. Anyhow, Frannie's was fun; we spoke about college roommates and continued to be frightened by the women/cats/scissors collages that are always on the wall there.

All great times, though my bank account may not agree. I've felt a few times in the last month or so that every day was kind of blending together and never-changing (obviously not true); I think that feeling is best cured by simply not having so much time to think about what kind of life could be better. As for the more general malaise that I sometimes feel, I'm concerned that it comes whenever I go more than about 48 hours without exercise. I don't mind exercise, and usually enjoy it at least a bit, but it's just unusual to think that it might be necessary to my feeling happy. Oh, chemical imbalances, what is up with this.

Finally, trying to figure out how best to find a place to live for the fall. I really need to be there in person for this to happen, but getting there is not so ideal. I'll have to take time off from work, which is doable if challenging. It's expensive to fly there (whether I pay in $ or miles), but that would maximize my limited time. But of course I'd also need to rent a car, and would have an absolute limit on my return date. It's a long slog to drive there (and also somewhat expensive), but of course then I wouldn't have to rent a car. Gah. I'm just ranting at the moment; don't mind me.

I'll be back eventually with more photo-laden posts. Believe me, I also like them better.

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fousheezy

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from: fousheezy
date: May. 15th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm also desperately looking for a new place to live- though admittedly much closer to my previous residence. Cheer up though! Everyone leaving for the summer/graduating and moving away always leaves me in a slump too.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 15th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
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I'm cool, and also I just got a reimbursement check in the mail, so things are looking up!

Are you going to get a roommate or live alone?

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fousheezy

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from: fousheezy
date: May. 15th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm most likely going to live alone since I don't know anybody who is looking for a place to live right now. Probably for the best, considering my lifestyle :P

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