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Convergences
Sami his here, this time with his partner Andrew, and all is right with our domestic space. Skylar gets so, so happy when she's around them. And it makes Kim feel grounded -- she's been best friends with Sami since 1982 -- in a way that nothing else does.

Coming on the heels of cpratt and danlmarmot's visit, which made us feel similarly secure -- Christopher is one of our oldest mutual friends and he and Dan have been a model of how to live together as grown-ups since Kim and I got married -- the effect of our present visitors is doubled.

Throw in Viet's visit to speak in our department yesterday, with all our shared memories of working at the Graduate Assembly and being at Berkeley, and I feel "articulated" -- tied together, if you will -- in a way that I frequently no longer do.

I wish all the unpleasantness at Bad Subjects hadn't been accompanying these pleasures, but it actually contributes to my sense that everything has converged.

Of course, the fact that I've been able include Sean, Susan, Laura, and Eric a bit in my Bay Area worlds means that it's not simply a case of nostalgia.

I do think, though, that we need to go to the Bay Area this summer. I'm not sure I can be away for more than a year without losing it.

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Mode: rejuvené
Muse: Wilco's Being There in the other room

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leela_cat From: leela_cat Date: January 23rd, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I wish all the unpleasantness at Bad Subjects hadn't been accompanying these pleasures, but it actually contributes to my sense that everything has converged.

Amen. I'm grateful to have had you there though.

I do think, though, that we need to go to the Bay Area this summer. I'm not sure I can be away for more than a year without losing it.

That would be amazing. I'd love to see you and Kim and Bean. I be we could persuade my better half to head up north for a visit as well.
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: January 24th, 2004 01:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Um, excuse me. We WILL be in the Bay Area this summer since Jillian has generously offered to let us use her place while she and Doug are in England. Expect Nicolini Bertsch arrival the last week of June and first week of July. I CAN'T WAIT to spend time with all our friends. and of course a little Bay Area weather in June and July doesn't hurt either.
leela_cat From: leela_cat Date: January 27th, 2004 02:36 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yay. I seriously cannot wait. It's been way way too long since we saw y'all.

Must have a Bad get-together. Maybe at our place? Assuming folks are willing to come out to Piedmont, of course.
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