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peak:

Saw Lecia for the first time in more than a year.


valley:

That a buddy of mine has had some issues... and hasn't let me know about 'em before now.


noise:

Savage Garden.
"Crash and Burn"


talked to:

Lecia.


thoughts:

Friendships:
old and new.


saturday, july 1st

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Quote Du Jour:
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." - Muhammad Ali.

This will be pretty short. I'm running a little behind schedule... I had lunch with Lecia today. She hasn't changed a bit. I think that with all of the stuff in my life that has changed lately... her staying the same is a good thing.

She's thinking of coming back down my way to get her master's degree. That would be very cool. It would be good to spend some more quality time with her. Sort of a way to hold on to my past while still looking forward.

Anyway, the schedule I'm behind is the one I have to keep to get on the road and visit Jessie for the fourth consecutive weekend. I didn't plan it this way, I promise. It's just been one thing after another. The first weekend I planned. The second weekend, I had to drive my brother up to her city and just spent the night with her. Weekend three was our fireworks buy and today is weekend four. If I keep this up, people will talk. :-)

Actually, it's good that I'm doing this. I found out this week that Jessie has a new job... She's moving back to my hometown and is going to put her new master's degree to use by teaching at the local university. So, I'll see more of her this fall, probably... but it will different. I know few people in the city where she's living now and it's pretty big (metro area of 200 or 300k people) so we can do whatever we want whenever we want. Our hometown has about 8 or 9,000 folks. Less stuff to do. And more eyes watching when we do whatever we end up doing. (1546)


Last night was pretty interesting. I cancelled some plans so that I could spend some quality time with a guy friend of mine. I think we were gonna ride around and catch up. We haven't done much of that in a while.

Of course, he backed out of me without so much as calling, e-mailing, sending smoke signals or anything else. I feel like I'm the most connected person in the world at times. Contacting me is not hard. And he didn't do it. I was pissed. Being the 2000's, I quickly dispatched a strongly worded e-mail his way. As a writer, I think I know how to go about that in the right way. I was successful, because he replied this morning... and addressed the issues raised in the message... not the message itself (that's a good sign).

I would reprint our dialogue here, but we're both a little wordy... and besides, I'm late for my visit to Jessie's house. It seems that he has some bigger issues with some things than I do. I replied with one of the longest messages of my life (I would call, but he's rarely home and people seem to soak more in when they are reading... it's hard to ignore the written word than it is speech. The words never go away. They are always there. Once a word comes out, and it's ignored, it never comes back).

I'm looking forward to getting our issues resolved... and looking forward to talking more about him here. And don't worry, I will be talking more about him... as soon as I can come up with a good alias. (1559)

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