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October 10th, 2005
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My Kitchen, Forest Hills, Queens, October 10, 2005 - You know those books that list the complete conjugations of 501 verbs in some foreign language? The ones that make you grateful for the relative simplicity of English conjugation? (Stop, stops, stopped, stopping, full stop. Well, there's all those irregular verbs... But I digress...) Those books tend to have a mostly-empty page for the verbs "to rain" and "to snow": there's no sense in learning how to say "he rained" or "they will rain", right? Except for this week. There's been so much rain and clouds recently here in New York that it seems entirely proper to note that I am raining and she is raining and we are all at this very moment raining.

The rain on Saturday cancelled a barbecue we were very much looking forward to, but the rain suits me fine just now. No need to be outside; I'm home finishing once and for all clearing out the rooms that will be demolished tomorrow and taping off the rooms that aren't going to be demolished. It's good gloomy-weather work. I unfortunately also have a good gloomy-weather mood: A close (and nearby) friend of mine who's also home all day today completely blew me off when I suggested we get lunch or something. Completely and totally. Apparently, I wasn't worth carving out even five minutes of time to see. It's quite an ego-shatterer.

Sue tells me I shouldn't take it so personally, but it's hard to take a "no, I'm just going to stay home" any other way. So I sat and stewed (and made stew, too) and wondered if the problem was me. Do people like me as much as I'd like to think they like me? Sadly, there's no real way to know.

Then again, I was out Thursday night drinking with a couple of friends. I was out Saturday night eating expensive sushi (and drinking) with more friends. This coming Thursday night I'm getting a group of about 15 friends to come out to Queens to eat yummy Indian food with me. It may not prove that everyone likes me, but I'll take it for now.

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From:rebbyribs
Date:October 10th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
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Are you now completely kitchenless?

Not knowing anything about the situation, it sounds like a possible reason your friend blew you off was just because he or she was feeling down and didn't think they'd be good company. I unfortunately tend to do that when I'm feeling yucky, and that seems even more likely during the grey rainy days. *hug*
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From:joeshlabotnik
Date:October 11th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
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They brought in the Dumpster today - if all goes well I'll be kitchenless by the time I get home...

If you're blah and feeling down, what better time to have a friend around to help you feel better? Ah, well. At least you cared enough to give me a hug. Thanks!

No more feeling down in the Dumpster,
Peter
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From:mister_f
Date:October 11th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
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if anything, it's an excuse to eat Indian food. have the garlic naan. *drools*
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