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Cups of Tea = New Friends?

23 Feb

Remember last week’s social experiment that went well? Tonight was the second weekly meeting I’ve gone to. It was great! We went to a local coffee shop and all got some tea and snack and we just sat around taking about anything and everything. It was so much fun! The two girls that were last week were there and we were joined by a British lady who’s here with her husband for work living in the states. They’re all very sweet! I have to say I love finally getting the low-down on some aspects of British life and how it compares to American. I’ve considered trying to emigrate to the U.K. before, but I honestly just don’t have the money or marketable skills to do so. I’m very excited to have some new people to talk to and the possibility of forming some new friendships.

Today at work I was asked to design a t-shirt honoring a woman who passed away. I have to admit that being a) non-religious and b) that I never met the departed I was kind of confused as to where to go with it. At first I got a picture of an open bible and mapped her picture so that it looked like one of the pages. My employer told me it was “just not right” to insert some into the bible (even though the deceased was a pastor). So, Instead I put the bible in front of a framed picture f her. Then I was told to erase the words from the pages and instead insert some verses from psalms. The whole thing was rather interesting but I think it came out well. I’d post it here to show you, but I feel that may be a violation of her family’s privacy.

Let’s see… other news… Again we’re not trying for baby this month so I’m not even bothering to chart.

Um… Well I guess that’s it for today. A little short, but c’est la vie!

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Social Experimentation

16 Feb

Here I am. Sitting, typing, waiting for something to appear on the page.

Tonight I’ll be attempting a new sort of social experiment. You see, I don’t have many friends and none that live near me (aside from Dear Hubby). So, I did the crazy thing and went to meetups.com to look for more lonely people in my area. I found a group that tonight is going out to a local bar for karaoke and drinks. I’m a bit nervous having never met any of them and never having done something like this before. So, I guess we’ll just see how it goes.

I’m feeling pretty ok on the mood front lately. I feel happy and stable so let’s hope we can make that last for as long as possible.

The past couple days have been kind of rainy. I love the rain. There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on the balcony with a book and a cup of tea just reading with the sound of the rain in the background against the soft and cloudy light. I’m almost done with my latest read: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin… still one more book out for that series to go. I really enjoy those books. They pull you in and won’t let you go. He writes in a way that always keeps you guessing because it seems that no character, no matter big or small, is safe from the threat of spontaneous death. He kills off main characters left and right. I started with a favorite character and my favorites have changed so many times now… I just love the whole thing. I have yet to see the HBO series based on the books. I’d like to when I’m done reading them. There’s also plans for a video game that would be interesting to play.

Speaking of video game… so excited about the prospect of the Doctor Who game for PS3 being released this year.  I just cannot get enough Doctor Who these last few weeks.

Anyway, I don’t have much to say, but I did manage to put some things on the page after all. If I kept going  it’d be nonsensical rambling so I’m off to head home and get ready for tonight.