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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Sans friends and 2 other things...

Sans friends:
So, I knew that moving to a new city would be fun, exciting, different. Basically insert any adjective you want and that's what moving to a new city where you don't know a single person at all is like.

But today I got kinda bummed. There's only so much you can do by yourself. I'm not the type to call people I just met and say, "Hey. What's up. Please hang out with me." So, I just wait and hope they like me enough to call.

Luckily, everyone at work is pretty much the coolest and they all love to go out and get drunk almost every night. I just would like to find non-work friends too. I guess I'm asking a lot for only being here for 3 months. It's just hard. But hopefully it will be like Michigan. A year goes by and I have lots of friends.

Has anyone else done this though? I have only moved to cities where I've at least known one person. But never have I gone to a place completely blind, depending so much on me to make the first move. I even looked up knitting groups today and there's something actually going on tomorrow, but I'm so not a group person. I don't know if I can just walk in a place and say Hi! I'm here! Let's talk and be friends and shit! Hmmmm. This is gonna be hard.

The last blog:
Whoa, I never realized that people would react so negatively to my last blog. It's crazy! Especially since it really wasn't all that true. My friends, Caitlin and Beth, have been trying to set something up for the last 2 years. And this year we were pretty close, but there was money issues, graduating grad school issues and the fact that I moved out here on short notice killed it all. I really never asked, Maya, Steve, Devin, Carl, Kelly or Jen to ever go on a trip.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure my mom wrote the Go away comment, and I guess that's what a mom should do. But really I just find it all funny, that these anonymous people like to assume from one blog they know who I am, and if my friends are really my friends. Although, I can safely say that these people, who I'd like to assume don't know me, most likely jerk off to foot porn. But that's neither here nor there.

On writing:
I've been thinking a lot about writing something. I had about 30 pages of a pretty depressing book written and then I couldn't write it anymore. I wanted something funny and uplifting. Not something about how I don't talk to my dad anymore. And then I saw the Maddox book today and got kinda inspired. There are so many guy oriented books: How to be a ninja. How to be a pirate. Manliness 101. The art to one night stands. How to be a prick and so on. But nothing at all written by a chick. I'm pretty sure the reason for this is because woman aren't funny at all. Amy Sedaris might be the only one I've honestly laughed out loud to. But as of yet, I haven't read a good book by a woman who didn't talk about shoes or relationships and at the same time made me giggle.

I'm not saying I'm gonna do this either, cause I'm not that funny. But I can try, right?


Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm 3 months into Seattle as well. I don't have a real job yet (temping) and I will knit in public like a madwoman, but knitting around other knitters makes me uneasy, I'm strange that way. I've found a couple yarn stores I really like. An "easy" sock pattern? I'll look for the first one I made and email it to you (just email me first so I can reply??? You don't seem to have a posted email address :).)

I've not made any work friends cuz I'm "the temp." But I moved here with a couple friends and a couple more have found there way to Kent. So no I've never moved anywhere by myself that way. You have bigger cojones than I do.

7:15 PM  
Blogger mayarn said...

Sara Silverman is pretty funny - and I think she has a book. But you're right - women either don't write straight up comedy or they aren't given the same publishing opportunities in the genre as men. I'm pretty convinced it's a gender bias thing that both men and women perpetuate. Hmmm...

I'm not much of a group person either, I don't think, but at least if you go to a knitting group, at least that's a thing to do. You don't have to make best friends with them, but maybe you'll meet one cool person you can be friends with?

6:23 AM  
Anonymous ex-roomie said...

i moved to park city, atlanta and detroit sans friends and managed to squeak a few out of each town. just takes time.

3:58 PM  

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