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February 03, 2007

Catching Up

I just got home from having coffee with my friend Elizabeth, whom I had run into a few times but not really seen seen (yes, using the word twice gives it a different meaning) since last spring. It was fantastic to see her and to just chat for an hour or so, to catch up on her new job, my new marriage, my decision to leave grad school, her family, and our mutual hobbies: knitting and blogging. Knowing that she had been reading my blog, however, made me feel as though I didn't have a whole lot new to tell her; after all, she had already read all about my life! This is the problem I have now: my friends and family members always know what I'm up to, so I never have anything new or interesting to tell them! Of course, sometimes my blog posts prompt phone calls, emails, or visits -- as when my mom called to ask about my foot or when my other friend Elizabeth came to my cubicle to see my cell phone cozy -- but more often than not my mom will call and, instead of me telling her what I have been doing, she will tell me what I have been doing! The strangest thing is when people refer to something I have written in my blog and I wonder, "how did s/he know that?" I guess my life is pretty public now, and I'm flattered that people are actually reading about it.

Posted by eklanche at February 3, 2007 12:39 PM

Comments

I know what you mean - I sometimes feel like I tell my best stories in my blog, and then I have nothing amusing to say in person. And sometimes I don't want to tell people about something interesting that's happened so it won't be tired once it gets to my blog. On the other hand, I like to believe there's more to me than just a couple of paragraphs a week... and I had such a nice time catching up with you and actually *seeing* the Buckeye hat and the cell phone cozy.

Posted by: esik at February 4, 2007 11:53 PM

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