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Phones Are Good

The telephone in our house pisses me off. It almost always rings while I’m in the middle of something, like taking a nap or preparing meat (and therefore having yucky hands). Plus, it’s almost never for me. Sometimes I don’t even bother looking at Caller ID unless it rings more than twice. And I guess I’m getting old, because if the phone rings after 10 pm I think, “it had better be” one of only a handful of people.

So tonight the phone rang around 10 and it was Tim, my closest friend.
If you follow the link, Tim would be the non-baby guy. The girl is his wife, Kate and the baby is their baby, Isaac. Got it? Tim is, I believe, the only person in the world who has express written consent to call me any time of night for any reason, trivial or otherwise. He has excercised this right on several occasions in our younger days, and some of those calls are the subject of legendary stories which maybe I’ll re-tell here one day.

For the record, 10 isn’t really too late to call our house since we’re always up til at least 12. But if you call us after 12, you better be pretty sure that we like you ๐Ÿ˜‰

So Tim called and we had a really nice chat for about an hour and a half and it was really great. Neither of us picks up the phone much any more, which is stupid because I forfeit more minutes each month on my cell phone plan than I use. But, in today’s world you tend to send a quick e-mail or IM or read blogs or see pictures to keep up. And it’s great that we’re all able to communicate in this way, but sometimes it’s nice to actually converse with each other!

Tim and his family are coming to Shreveport and Longview at the end of the month for a visit, so hopefully we’ll get to see them then. And I want to go back to St. Pete to visit again soon, too, so maybe in a month or so we’ll go down to FL to visit and James can see their home and St. Pete and we can spend a little time at the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

One of the things we talked about was how some people think blogging and all reduces the amount of quality time you spend talking with close friends. Well, I think the opposite is true. The things one blogs about tend to be the superficial things or the high points only without much detail – the things “approved for all audiences” leaving you more time to delve into deeper topics. Sure, there are some friends with whom that’s as far as you want to go, but I’m fortunate enough to have a few people in my life with whom we can share very in-depth thoughts and emotions, and that’s really what having good friends is all about. Tim has been one of those people for about 15 years now, and I hope that lasts a whole lot longer.

Current Mood: Sleepy and sappy
Current Music: Wiser Time – The Black Crowes

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