Archive for the Friends Category

Birthday Celebration

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Dinner With A New Friend

Earlier tonight I had dinner with someone I hope will become a good friend. She’d seen my blog profile in the Chicago Tribune and had left a comment on a recent post about my apartment which I had referred to as my prison. That lead to a series of emails where we discovered we have a lot in common. Thinking it might be nice to make a new friend, I invited her to lunch one day. In that she worked in the suburbs, we ended up going to dinner @ Platiyo a “modern Mexican eatery.” I’d been next door a […]

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Wedding Bells!

It’s good to meet your friend’s family, especially their parents. You get to learn so much more about your friend’s childhood by the stories their parents tell. Sometimes the stories are sad or even embarrassing, but for the most part, what gets shared are wonderful memories. Between the laughter, new stories emerge and most sentences start with: “remember when.” So it’s sort of sad that my friends will never meet my Mom. So much of my childhood is a distant memory to me that I’d love to hear her reminisce about what I was like back them. I suppose I […]

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Rocking to Jack Johnson

Thanks to a college friend who now lives in Oregon, I’m listening to Jack Johnson’s CD Brushfire Fairytales. Way cool. I saw Jack live at 2003 Milwaukee Summerfest in July, so I’m reliving his awesome performance. In her card to me, my friend wrote: Ursula, I’m so glad you’ve made the effort to keep in touch since we left U of Michigan. You’re a great friend, and I still don’t think I would have graduated without you! How sweet. I totally feel the same way about her. Senior year was wicked stressful for both of us and we provided much […]

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August Birthdays

Yesterday (August 2nd) was Serenity’s 34th birthday. Go wish her a happy belated birthday. Tomorrow (August 4th), is Andrew’s birthday. He’s all the way in Samoa serving in the Peace Corp, so I know he’ll appreciate hearing from folks in the states. So go wish him a happy 33rd birthday.

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