if obsessing were a sport, I'd have an endorsement deal
-Sharon (a sentiment i seconded)
So after having told Sharon that it’s really frustrating that i continue to crush on someone even when i no longer even like her (I don’t so much actively dislike her as i’m just “I barely know you, and i can’t think of anything i actually like about you and you never talk to me which of course makes me dislike you, and yet...”) i later helped Sara take the last of her stuff off her wall/door and take it up to her new room on the third floor. I mentioned that we have to watch the Matrix sometime (something that came up ages ago) and that i never see her. She loves the Matrix and has it on DVD and she said we definitely should once her computer is up again; she also said last semester was the most insane semester she’s ever had and that’s largely why she was never around. So now i’m all about making it a point to hang out with her and get to be friends with her. Have bits of Into the Woods running though my head. “Are you certain what you wish is what you want?” “You have to take the journey. Into the woods And down the dell, In vain perhaps, But who can tell?” I think what i want is to hang out with her. Maybe i’ll find out i don’t really want to be friends with her, or maybe i’ll learn that i really don’t much like her. I don’t know. But i want to find out. And i know i will regret it if i don’t try. And making the effort to get to know people is something i really wanna work on in general anyway. And are you actually still reading this? Wow.
Do I love you because you're beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?
Finally talked to Joe.
VelmasLizard: Hey, dear. I've missed you.
JoeyD341: I've missed you as well!
VelmasLizard: Aw, you're a sweetie. (Though the acerbic answer is: way to show it, never calling and all, but i know you've been having a fab time with Marc and Elena and Ashley.)
JoeyD341: so how was your break
JoeyD341: and I apologize for never getting into contact with you
VelmasLizard: Quite nice. I meant to call you and make you hang out with me, but i never got around to it, so obviously i wasn't dying of loss or anything. I worked at the library a fair amount and watched lots of Black Adder. Am glad to be back at Smith though. Yay for interterm, wherein i can be back at Smith but without real work. *insert obligatory plug for a visit to Northampton*
[The context for the following is that he was showing me the pictures he had drawn of his friends in Paint and one was of a guy saying “glah glah;” he said it was Patrick and i said i didn’t remember who Patrick was.]
JoeyD341: patrick is the boy whose picture I had on a stick
VelmasLizard: I think i missed that story.
JoeyD341: he was one of elena's friends from guard
JoeyD341: he makes the noise "glah glah"
JoeyD341: and we took a picture of him and taped it to a straw
JoeyD341: my life is very simple
VelmasLizard: You do this so i'm not jealous of all the time Elena & co. spend with you don't you? I think i like the intellectual you better than Joe-on-crack.
JoeyD341: probably passively so
JoeyD341: speaking of intellectual joe
JoeyD341: have you read any Marquez?
VelmasLizard: I have not. (Intellectual Joe always makes me feel inferior and unread, but i love him anyway.)
JoeyD341: well, let me suggest Lovei n the Time of Cholera
JoeyD341: it's amazing writing
JoeyD341: if you don't respect the story, which I think you would, it's worth the read for the writing
VelmasLizard: I will definitely check it out. (I'm such a Joe-whore in that i'm willing to read/watch/listen to most anything just because you recommend it. It's a really good thing i don't get like this with everyone i adore.)
JoeyD341: he inspires me to write
JoeyD341: I will never tell you to watch Showgirls
JoeyD341: while it's a cheap and tawdry rip off of All About Eve, it's purely Joe-on-crack entertainment
VelmasLizard: I saw part of it on one of the SEARCH trips when we were channel-surfing late at night. I actually kinda wanted to keep watching (gee, maybe i really was kinda queer when i was younger 'cause i was like "ooh, naked women" except of course i didn't say that). But i appreciate that you would never actually tell me to watch it. :-)
Now all i need is for Terry to call and my life will be complete.
athene and i are hanging out this Friday and going to Haven tomorrow night. Yayness. And i may visit marginaliana in the Rare Book Room since i want to go read Mrs. Dalloway anyway and normal copies are unavailable. My socialness astounds. Hopefully i’ll have time to call Jessica and Allegra sometime during interterm. It’s amazing how much stuff comes up to fill my time.
And can’t forget to mention: got my hair cut today. (Yay $10 cuts at Bucci.) Is cute, in that mature sort of way. *grin* Will take some getting used to, of course.