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January 9th, 2007


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02:20 pm - ...and introducing Colin as Catherine Zeta-Jones as Charlie Nicholson.
Honestly, how does this happen? And why?

The text message at right was sent to me last night by somebody with whom I haven't spoken in fifteen months. The message itself is especially disconcerting because at the time, this person was easing herself into becoming extremely socially conservative. She'd long since given up fantasizing about celebrities, and was doing remarkably well at convincing herself that Johnny Depp isn't even cute. She was working on weaning herself off offensive television like The Simpsons, and was trying to rationalize her love of Star Trek with the offense she was taking at all the sex and violence and the way Marina Sirtis' costumes were designed to accentuate her breasts.

At the time, "what are you wearing" -- no matter how she spelled it -- would have been a completely nonsexual question about formalwear.

But suddenly, this person, along with some exes, coworkers, and other women who've shot me down at one time or another in the past has decided to try worm her way back into my life. It's never just one person -- it always happens with several people at once. They always come out of the woodwork in a group, as soon as I've reached a point where I'm completely disinterested in them. Where are all of these people when I'm lonely and unhappy and actively looking for somebody?

And why are they suddenly asking me wot i'm wearin?

I've no idea. I'm feeling pretty good about things right now, so if I'd had any recent contact with this person, I might have seemed confident and happy, and that might have been attractive to her, but as I said, it's been more than a year. It's confusing and annoying, and I suck at handling this stuff in a mature fashion, so I'm just going to ignore it and hope that it goes away.

For what it's worth, though, when that message was sent, I was wearing carpenter-style jeans, white tube socks, blue plaid boxers with hints of red and green, an IBM-beige plaid shirt, a plain, black belt, and my glasses.
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Freezepop -- Robotron 2000

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From:ribsinbacon
Date:January 9th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
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...it happens to all of us. Is this person who sent you the message of the creepy sorts? Perhaps its time to get a restraining order! (Just like the Alcohol Spider)
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 10th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
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I'm not too worried. I think she's just testing the waters to see if 'll respond. She doesn't know where I live, and she's sane enough not to stalk me.
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From:koriandrkitten
Date:January 9th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Are you ever without your glasses though? I mean besides the obvious of sleeping and showering.
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 10th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
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Um... Rarely, but most of my friends have never seen me without them. So, you know, not really.
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From:crabmoon
Date:January 10th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
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I really don't think Charlie got contacted by her ex's because she was happy and confident, but I get it. Good one. So, about that Icon... can I ask Matt in like an hour?
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 10th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
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Maybe. The stipulations are as follows:

1) It can't be animated.

2) I get to approve it before you upload it to LJ.
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From:crabmoon
Date:January 10th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
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CAN'T be animated? Then what's the point?! Sooo not fair.
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From:defaultlisa
Date:January 11th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
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People who only contact you when *they* are lonely or looking (or even just to stir up something) are not good friends and wouldn't be good romantic partners.

(Just my opinion)
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 11th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
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No, no, you're absolutely right. This is somebody who resurfaces from time to time and I'm never really sure of her motives, but I've never really been comfortable around her. We're always either fighting, or one of us is uncomfortable around the other, but I think she tends to ignore or forget about the constant warning flags that go up whenever we see each other socially.
...and introducing Colin as Catherine Zeta-Jones as Charlie Nicholson. - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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