If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I was up for 22 hours straight yesterday. I went to bed the night before at 6:30 PM because I was truly that exhausted, which meant by 3:30 AM I was up and kickin’. I actually felt more rested than I have in the past two weeks, simply because I let my body dictate when to sleep, rather than the clock. But by the time I finally completed all my social obligations, it was late and I was feeling the early morning wakeup.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I finally met a bloggy friend in real life. I tweeted at Allison and asked if she wanted to join me for an author talk at the Old Church in Portland. She said yes, and we got to eat dinner beforehand too. I quite enjoyed the talk about finding and catching stories from everywhere–as author Brian Doyle put it, “I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, but it’s good to hear it again and again”–but I also loved getting to hang with Allison for a bit and have a dialogue that isn’t mediated by a social network. I’m hoping there’ll be a time to see her again before I go back to school. If not, I’ve crossed something off my life list.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my weekend is full of unusual social situations. My uncle’s 50th is today, and the whole family is in town for a party. It’ll honestly be strange seeing them for an event that isn’t Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it should be fun. Tomorrow, I’m going to a wedding–with someone I don’t know that well, for people I don’t know at all. It’s a gay wedding, and besides the time and place, I don’t know any details (how casual/formal is it? are we going to the reception or just the ceremony? how does my date even know these people? does my date even know these people, or did he rope me into crashing a wedding with him?). I’m trying to suppress my Type-A need-to-know-everything quality and tell myself I’ll know everything in due time, but it’s making me nervous.
If we were having coffee, I’d turn it over to you. What’s new with you this week? What have you recently crossed off your life list? What’s the strangest wedding experience you’ve ever had.