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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
I'm glad that my parents are visiting, but I still feel extremely agitated. Their visits are too short to ever settle into a laidback routine. And the fact that Kim and I are exiled to the futon on the front room poses a challenge, not least because I rely on my alone time after she goes to bed as a means of maintaining my sanity. I'm "alone" right now, of course, but the fact that she's sleeping in the front room and that Bean is now asleep on the sofa -- she makes her nightly migration around this time -- detracts from the sense of solitude I require. Maybe I'll go for a late-night run.

Mode: taut yet jiggly
Muse: that horrible Applebee's commercial that plays off the Gilligan's Island theme song

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dlowestanimal From: dlowestanimal Date: March 17th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"that horrible Applebee's commercial that plays off the Gilligan's Island theme song"

I know it, man. How many times did I have to hear that thing yesterday? I'd never known that the word "tour" could be so fucking annoying.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 17th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And I can't even eat shrimp, so the torture is further magnified.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 17th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm on the futon in the front room, too. In fact, I'm on your futon! (Thanks to you both for loaning it). It can be frustrating not having access to your own bedroom, but I do like the way I can see the moon out the front window from my living room floor, fall asleep watching tv, and hear late-night scuffling in the front yard -- desert wildlife trying to make a living out there in the dark. laura
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 17th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's the week of the diaspora, apparently. . . :-)
From: ex_synecdoch550 Date: March 17th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That sounds exactly like me when my parents come to visit. Especially in my small apartment, it is hard to feel any sense of solitude even when I am alone in the living room-- I know that there are people there just a few feet away.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 17th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Exactly. Our place is bigger than yours, but it still feels small.
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: March 17th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I love it when people visit, but I always have to stoke myself up in order to graciously entertain my visitors. I love my alone time. In fact, most of my waking time is spent alone. I don't know whether it's because I just like it that way because I'm an only child or that I am used to it because of reading and studying alone all these years. I start getting anxious and edgy after I consistently haven't had my alone time for about three days.

Going for a walk/jog with my iPod usually helps me find my center.
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