July 30, 2004

 it's been a nice day.

after work (it only became a nice day after work) i dropped by charo's house to loan her a DVD (gene kelly on the muppet show) and was surprised to find her old roomate there... a fellow i always enjoyed laughing with who has long since moved to san francisco. i haven't seen him in ages. he's only in town very briefly, which made it feel incredibly serendipitous, running into him like that, unplanned.

i could only chat with him for a few minutes, though, because i had a dinner date with pinky, mr. pinky & james. it was my first time meeting james and i think he's even better in person than he is as a blog. (which is saying a lot, considering how much i adore his blog.) he's perfect! i just wish he didn't live in charlotte (why do all of these interesting and fun people live so far away?!?)... i would very much like to hang out with james more often.

on the way home, the full moon was hanging perfectly low above the trees. i was stunned when i saw it: there weren't any clouds to obscure it. given all the rain we've had lately it just seemed an impossibility that this bright yellow thing was just sitting up there, bright as can be in a wide open sky.

the route i traveled took me right by the house of a guy i went out with a couple of times, years ago. he was (and probably still is) an anesthesiologist. i was initially quite impressed by that, but it turns out he hated his job. hated it. and that always scared me... what's more terrifiying than an anesthesiologist who dreads going to work? it makes me want to stay healthy and look twice before crossing the street, that's for sure.

anyway, thinking about him killed my fine little buzz, so i decided to reclaim it by stopping at ben & jerry's. mary's been raving about this flavor, so i got a hand-packed pint to go. it's totally yum. (incredibly rich, though... i could only eat two bites before putting the carton into cold storage.)

so even though i'm bone-tired (i haven't been sleeping well all week) i'm in a really happy zone right now. pleased as punch. tickled pink. ready for a relaxing weekend.

Posted by xta at July 30, 2004 09:17 PM | TrackBack

Dinner was swell - I wish we could have stayed longer. Luckily Mr. Kelly feels drawn to this area to see bands on a fairly regular basis.

And I saw Charo at the show, which was funny, since I associate her with you b/c of this blog. I don't think I've ever spoken to her, although I've certainly seen her around for years.

(it was a great show, by the way, nice and cool on the floor which came as a pleasant surprise.)

Posted by: pinky at July 31, 2004 12:52 PM

pinky, you should definitely say hi to charo next time you see her. call her a whoredog & i swear you'll be friends forever.

Posted by: christa at July 31, 2004 02:41 PM
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