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These six-degrees sort of moments [Jun. 25th, 2005|04:13 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Woohoo! I'm in! 98 days until race day. That means that I need to start training now. It also means that I need to go shoe shopping tomorrow. I usually hate spending money on gear -- in fact, that's one of the reasons I like running, because you don't have to buy a lot of stuff for it. But it's time. I trained for and ran two marathons on my current shoes, plus some additional running here and there -- close to a thousand miles, all told -- and they're in terrible shape. At this point, I think it'd actually be bad for my race, not to mention my health, to keep running on 'em. So yep. To the Slave Nation Army with them. voolala, I'm so excited we're going to do this together!

It's jwithington's last weekend in town. Actually, each of the last three weekends have been jwithington's last weekend in town, but, well, yeah. Stuff's slowly coming together. He's unloading a lot of DVDs and books on eBay and by other means, and the fewer possessions/more money he has, the easier moving becomes, so that's pretty cool. This morning, we went to breakfast with Nate, Angelica, hiamanda, and their friend Rory. It was pretty crazy, actually -- I'd met Rory the night before while hanging out with Nate and Ang, but when we all got to Logan Square and met up with Amanda, it turned out Rory already knew her, and not only that, but he was rmfleming's co-worker and in fact had arrived in Chicago with her to go to a librarians' conference-type thing. These six-degrees sort of moments just get more frequent, the more people I get to know.

My five-year high school reunion was last night. I didn't go, partly because I didn't have a ride (it was in Iowa), partly because I would have had to miss work (it was at 6 p.m.), and partly because I was a dorky kid who didn't fit in at my high school (see rest of journal). But an old high school friend messaged me on Thursday night -- someone I hadn't talked to in a couple of years -- and we talked for a long time about all that's gone on and all the people we know. Turns out that a lot of them were hoping leadsynth and I could be there. I've made so little effort to stay in touch with high school people that it really amazes and touches me that they still care about us, and now I really kind of wish that I could have been at the reunion. Anyway, my friend promised to tell everyone hi for me and that I'm doing well, and she updated me on how a lot of them were doing. She herself finished college and is going back in a year or so to study radiology, and her boyfriend of two years is going for his chemistry Ph.D., which is awesome.

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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-25 10:42 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: flaccus
2005-06-26 05:32 am (UTC)

Ben Folds Five Shoutout

Everyone gather round now
sing us a song
just in case by tomorrow it happens he's gone
for two weeks and seven days
our fair foreign friend
i have this feeling we might never see stephen again

we thought he was gone
but he's come back again
last week it was funny
but the joke's wearing thin
'cause everyone knows now
that everynight now
will be stephen's last night in town

he's charmed everyone hear
except tamara easter
who later revealed to him her innermost secrets
while he sold her with stories
about linda mccartney
lost points with the ladies
for saying he couldn't love a woman with cellulite

we thought he was gone
but he's come back again
last week it was funny
but the joke's wearing thin
'cause everyone knows now
that everynight now
will be stephen's last night in town

we were talking about something
seems like it was funny
and stephen got quiet
i think stephen was mad
maybe he wasn't mad
but we felt very strange
in a moment
but the moment was past and forgotten about

we thought he was gone
but he's come back again
last week it was funny
but the joke's wearing thin
'cause everyone knows now
that everynight now
will be stephen's last night in town
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-26 04:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Ben Folds Five Shoutout

NOT FUNNY.

(and it's been done.)
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[User Picture]From: flaccus
2005-06-26 05:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Ben Folds Five Shoutout

Oh, sure, by someone who's Johnny-on-the-spot. How can I compete when I'm hundreds of miles away? I posit that it is an impossibility in any sort of footrace!

I don't know about Funny but the song is Catchy.

Plus my brother is named Stephen.

And, like we explain to him when he complains that we always make fun of him for only eating waffles and jello: if you don't want people to make fun of your goofiness, stop being goofy!
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-26 09:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Ben Folds Five Shoutout

eh.

i just keep thinking of that song myself and it makes me feel like a dolt, so being reminded of it kinda sucks.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-26 06:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Ben Folds Five Shoutout

Both hiamanda and jwithington beat you to the reference, man. But yes.
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[User Picture]From: flaccus
2005-06-26 07:39 pm (UTC)

l;khbalk

I'm hundreds of miles away from you!

Everyone makes that reference because it's the right reference!

Since when are lame jokes and limp repartee a competition, anyway?

Geeeeez.
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-26 09:40 pm (UTC)

Re: l;khbalk

We're American! Everything is competitive!

*laughing*
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-06-27 07:36 am (UTC)
close to a thousand miles, all told

Pretty awesome, when you think about it! I think your shoes should be given a proper burial, or ceremonially burned on the lakefill, or something.
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