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May. 3rd, 2003

Tonight we watched Identity. Pretty good flick. The girl next to me noticed me dropping my straw paper into my popcorn bag.
"Oh, is that yours?"
"Yeah, but it's empty."
"OK, 'cause I put something in there."
"That's all right, it's trash!"

In other news, I was thinking about this again this evening as I was putting pillowcases in the dryer: it's dang hard to make friends when you're not going to school, you're working with a lady who should be retired by now, and you're engaged. I never see (and barely talk to) anybody from high school anymore, I don't go out to bars, I don't strike up conversations with random people...

It sounds like I'm bitter about it, but I'm really not. It's just interesting. I think everybody has the same problem - I saw it happen several times with friends - they meet a guy and they withdraw from the social scene. (Or they go out into the social scene together, but that's another story.)

Maybe it's just me, though. I made friends pretty easily in school, but... well, I guess things change. Maybe now I just need to make my own friends from scratch - Cory, where are you? :P

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rini
May. 3rd, 2003 11:37 pm (UTC)
How funny, I was just talking about this with a group last night and then chatted with my mom about the subject this morning!
It is more difficult to make friends when you're not in school or actively trying to date/meet people.

I think getting more involved in various activities with people is the way to go (hobby type classes, althetic stuff etc...), but who has time, right?
rivulet
May. 3rd, 2003 11:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, who has time, or the money to take classes?! Argh.

So now all I have left is LJ. I have the time for that. :) I just need to hang out with them more.
windandsky
May. 3rd, 2003 11:50 pm (UTC)
It's even harder when you have kids. I have only a handful of friends and I have fingers left over. And it's hard to see them, especially because we don't have a babysitter
rivulet
May. 3rd, 2003 11:52 pm (UTC)
Re:
I wish you lived closer - I'd be your babysitter! (And I work for free - what a deal!)

coryg
May. 3rd, 2003 11:59 pm (UTC)
We best keep my ingredients out of your oven if you know what I'm saying.
rivulet
May. 4th, 2003 12:10 am (UTC)
Re:
Yeah, I suppose we should make sure we have a good place to put the bun once it's done baking, eh?
coryg
May. 4th, 2003 12:12 am (UTC)
Re:
For now, let's just eat out, okay? :P
poohkenstein
May. 4th, 2003 07:48 am (UTC)
i would not have many friends had it not been for LJ
not that all my friends are web friends, i mean by that that i actually met a lot of people from ottawa through lj, and now we all hang out. communities that are city-specific are good. :>
rivulet
May. 4th, 2003 09:09 am (UTC)
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I agree with that. Unfortunately, I HATE the Portland community, and most of the regulars in it. So I'm not in it anymore. So the two LJers that I've met in person get to suffer seeing me and introducing me to more people. :)
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