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Time:10:38 pm
I don't write in here very much anymore. I haven't been journalling as much in my paper journal, either. Life is just going along. I guess I don't have much to say. I have random thoughts about becoming an adult, but I haven't formulated them into a piece of writing, yet. I started at one point, but I was comparing how I felt about things 5-10 years ago, and I couldn't help but feel like a sellout and a disappointment to myself, and I know that's not true, things have just changed. So I put that piece of writing aside and I haven't put any more on paper about it yet. But, it's weird, y'know?


I do want to write about the Chicago Zine Fest last weekend. I went on a bit of a last-minute whim, when Emilja told me I should come, because it would be awesome, and we hadn't seen each other since she moved out of Grand Rapids...three years ago? So, I went by myself, and I'm so glad I did. It was nice to travel on my own again, I've always enjoyed doing that. I even made a friend in my hostel! The zine readings were great, the zine exhibition itself was great. I saw people I hadn't seen in a long time, people I've known for years through the mail and zines but had never met in person, people I just met! I had so many great conversations with people. And it's funny how so many people know each other! The zine community really is a community. And I feel so glad to be a part of it. I really did feel a part of it, I really connected to people. It was very comforting to be around people who just...get me, get where I'm coming from. It is a stark contrast from this life I'm living up here, in small town, u.s.a., living among strangers, living the life of a professional educator. It really felt like I came home. It was fantastic.

And I got dinner with one of my cousins while I was there. He's from North Carolina, I have met him...twice? The last time I saw him was...15 years ago? I thought it was going to be awkward and weird, but it was really great! He's a nice guy, I had a lot of fun having dinner and chatting with him. It was nice to talk to someone about my family, about my grandparents, and have them know exactly what I mean, and be trying to overcome the same family traits that I am.
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betweenthebars
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Time:2010-03-20 01:10 pm (UTC)
Hey, miss.

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laralikesska
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Time:2010-03-22 09:24 pm (UTC)
Hey, Ryan! How are you? How's the little girl?
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betweenthebars
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Time:2010-03-23 12:37 pm (UTC)
I'm ok. Emily is awesome. She's three. She loves ballet and animals and jumping around. She's seriously the coolest girl I know (I'm not biased at all, though), although you can't tell her that. She refuses to be "cool" because "boys are cool, girls are cute and smart!"

Alright, enough dad gushing.

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laralikesska
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Time:2010-03-24 09:19 pm (UTC)
Aww, how cute! She needs to know that girls can be cute and smart AND cool! It's one of the best parts of being a girl. :]
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betweenthebars
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Time:2010-03-25 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I tried explaining that, but you know.. she's at that age. Boys, this.. girls that. She's cute as hell, though. And she's got wicked dance moves. Couldn't ask for better.

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