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Ree ([personal profile] ree) wrote2016-07-14 05:49 pm

ups and downs of socializing

I had a lot of socializing over the Independence Day period, more than I am quite comfortable with, and by the end of it I was firmly lodged into a corner, constantly refreshing my phone in desperate search of something more familiar for me to do. (This was not helped by the person present who did two things upon my entrance: one, told a joke where the punchline was that women are not supposed to enjoy the hobbies that I enjoy, and two, asked me about my relationship to someone I don't speak to anymore because Reasons, then doubled down when I tried to be politely refuse to answer.)

I'm still perturbed by that sequence.

I'm back to my old self after a few days of normal routine, though.

There are posts at Pro! We had a Snoggy in the chat! Turns out Snog and I watch a bunch of the same TV shows! I.... got nothing else done all afternoon because chat had priority and I regret nothing! (Although I do need to get a few things accomplished before supper.)

What a good day it's been.

Take care of yourselves out there!
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[personal profile] worldsong 2016-07-15 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
You can thank our favorite German for dragging me on to IRC, but you are most welcome! She also let me know that you'd posted, so that's why I went through the rigmarole of getting a Dreamwidth account, because it seemed polite! I was happy dancing during out conversation, and so, well, as I said! Polite!

I also thought a bit on the Skype thing we talked about, and realized that I must have been _really_ out of it. Because if I'd been more awake (sometimes that means, rested), I could have told you hilarious stories of how Americans at ScanFest in Portland, Oregon thought I was an American referring to their ancestry in the States.

It went a bit like this.

"Oh, hey, so you're Finnish?"


"Oh, sweet, I'm Norwegian? Which of your grandparents was Finnish?"

"Er. No. I mean, I'm Finnish."

"Yeah, but, which grandparent? My grandparents were both Norwegian."

"...okay. *digs out passport* I'm literally Finnish."

It still makes me laugh.

Yet the fact of the matter is, I _loved_ our conversation, and I will definitely make myself available if I can! I'm derping through this day, because oh brains.

Much love, Miss Ree!