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April 10th, 2003


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09:15 pm - Unfamiliar Territory
Ah, Thursday night. The last night of the week before the weekend. Knowing that you only have one more day of work until you can have a nice, fun weekend. We'll just forget about all that nasty Monday stuff for the time being, and remember that weekends are great.

When you don't have friends around, Thursday night is pretty boring and simple. The weekend isn't that much different that weeknights, except that you can goof around all day if you want.

But now we have friends around. Friends who we could meet up with and do things with. When we first arrived, things were pretty easy... other people sorta pulled things together for us. Or, at least, it felt that way.

It's our fourth weekend in California. Getting close to a month since we arrived & signed the lease. And I feel that I should be putting something together, inviting people down to our place for something.

But there are just two problems there... first, I don't have a clue on entertaining guests. I mean... other than coming here to just hang out, I don't of anything to offer to do, except like video games or a movie or something. And secondly, with us being an hour away from most of our friends, I feel bad about inviting them down.

Let me explain... I guess, I feel that if I invite people down, they'll feel like they should accept the offer. And if there are multiple people coming, each driving down, then there are parking problems and the fact that they're all having to waste an hour getting down here, when if we came up that way only two of us would have to do the drive. Not to mention that the parking sucks if we don't get parking passes in time...

Beyond that... do I wait for someone to mention something to us? Do I ask people what's up this weekend? How do I keep myself from coming off as... ummm... crazy? Okay, so everyone knows I'm crazy already. How do I keep myself from sounding even crazier?

It's unfamiliar territory... I don't know how things are supposed to work. I don't want to appear stupid, naive, clueless, or anything. I don't want to bug people to where they feel pressured to include us.

*sigh* Of course... I know that most of my friends read my journal and will see this. I guess... I feel I can explain myself better in here than if I just started asking questions right off. Pretty hard to toss all of this into an IM before saying, "so, has anyone talked about D&D this weekend yet?" ^_^
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From:k1mchee
Date:April 10th, 2003 10:10 pm (UTC)
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I don't think that trying to organize something will be seen as odd/crazy. As long as you don't jump to the conclusion that if someone can't make it, that it's a direct slight against you. Sometimes people just have other plans. But as far as entertaining goes; I think that with the right group of people, the people are the entertainment. We could be in an empty field and still have fun. So, don't worry too much abt that :).
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From:jevim
Date:April 10th, 2003 10:22 pm (UTC)
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I guess I just don't see myself as being one of the entertaining-to-hang-with people! ^_^
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From:kappadarappa
Date:April 10th, 2003 10:39 pm (UTC)

eh?

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come on dude
i would go hang with you! :)
unfortunately, this is one of those weekends before a conference deadline...bah!
even so, i will be probably heading back to Santa Barbara on Saturday for some wine tasting... (long-standing plans)

next weekend will be fine! let's do somethin!
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From:jevim
Date:April 10th, 2003 10:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure I'll have "deadline weekends" as well after I get more up-to-speed in my little start-up company. Right now, I'm just so clueless in how things work that it's safer to keep me away from the pressing work! ^_^

But we can definitely do something next weekend. I still say that I don't have a clue what or where or anything, but we have a week to figure that stuff out, right? ^_^
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From:cognizance
Date:April 10th, 2003 10:24 pm (UTC)
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I agree with Kim. "^_^" Entertaining really isn't much... it's just getting your friends together to kick it. ;)

As for D&D this weekend... our poor GM needs to have a break from D&D for a week or so. So we shall see when our next session will be. And of course you are going to be clued in on the next session. ;)

Tomorrow night I'm going out with chemicalwire and he's suppose to come over Saturday to watch Jackass the movie.... I think.

But so far, our weekend plans are all fuzzy. Last weekend was just sooo much... we can't have a bunch of people over cuz the place is still a mess! LOL

But as always, you're welcome to come up here and chill with us. ;)
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From:jevim
Date:April 10th, 2003 10:38 pm (UTC)
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I was so out of it last weekend, I remembered that our GM wanted a break, but I wasn't sure if it was this weekend or next weekend (or both, for that matter! :^).

I guess... I think it'd be cool to have a bunch of people down here. But... the parking sucks so much. And... I guess I feel like I'm upsetting how things work? I dunno... I guess it'll take me more time to settle in to all this.

As far as this weekend, of course I (and I bet Lis, too) would love to chill out with you. Not to mention that I'm sure there's plenty of stuff on my mind to talk about. I'm just... still settling in to everything. I don't feel confident in a lot of things, second guess my gut feeling on what to do, etc...
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From:kappadarappa
Date:April 10th, 2003 10:42 pm (UTC)

hmm

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this is as much for suz as anyone
but i am down to hang this weekend on saturday night after we get back from SB
(assuming one of us can drive by a reasonable hour)

don't plan on us coming, but we certainly may stop by if you guys have stuff in the works... :)

Kava, anyone? har...i had to ask

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