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12/17/2004: "Stop me oh stop me, stop me if you think that you've heard this one before."

Have you ever sent a long letter to someone but then they call you before they get the letter? You end up having to cover all the same news, stories, annecdotes, etc. even though they're going to get your letter in a couple days and hear the same exact stuff all over again.

Well anyway, something along those lines has been happening to me with this blog. The thing is, I don't really know which of my friends and family (if any) actually read this thing, or if they often.

So I'll be having a conversation with someone I haven't spoken with in awhile and I'll, you know, hit em with my best stuff...and not get much of a reaction. Then later in the conversation they'll let something slip that leads me to believe they've been reading my entries here. That makes me think that the reason they didn't react much to my news was because they had already heard about it here, which makes me feel weird. I wish people would just tell me up front "hey, I've been reading your blog, I already heard this story (observation, theory, etc.).

I mean, no one wants to feel like they're repeating themselves.

On a different note, I'm leaving on Sunday morning for O'Neill Nebraska to spend the holiday with my family. My dad, all four of my sisters and their husbands and children (10 nieces and nephews already) will be home again this year, as well as my grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. plus I'll get to go out on the town with old friends from high school. I'm really looking forward to it, not to mention 2 1/2 weeks off from work. YEAH!

Replies: 4 Comments

on Saturday, December 18th, Marja-Leena said

Happy holidays!

on Saturday, December 18th, RR said

Sounds like you are going to have a great time. Have a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2005

on Sunday, December 19th, Joan said

I'll be seeing you in the big O! Doesn't really seem like a year since we last spoke. I think Annie is coming back, but not sure about anyone else. Hope your travels are safe. See you soon.

on Sunday, January 2nd, Elise said

Ah bummer Joan, I didn't read this comment until just now. I didn't realize you'd be back, you should have called!

I did hook up with Annie, she looks amazing and was as inspirational as ever. Sorry I missed you, next year for sure.

(and in case you're wondering, I didn't succeed on any of the goals I told you about last year)