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August 25, 2004

… and all at once, it seems to be both too long and too short of a trip. I was at a une petite soirée last night in honor of (non-internetting) Sara Turbo’s birthday, and I almost got teary when I left. I’m going to be away from these people for a bit more than 2 weeks, and I’m going to miss them all dearly. Some a little more than others, because 3 of my friends will be leaving the day after I return for la France, where they will be teaching for almost a year. The 3 that are leaving have really been my “core-friend” group for years, and with them gone, I’ll have to get used to having a different core group altogether, for which the basis already stands. Why does this make me nervous?

Supposedly, I’m going to be missing the greatest August weather Boise has had in the history of weather anywhere. It’s already been cool for about a week, raining almost every day, which, I believe I’ve stated in the past, is rather strange for the desert. In August. In the Northern hemisphere. I am, of course, looking forward to leaving and joining the B “down under.” As one may have read in earlier posts, I have been beyond lonely recently; unfortunately, it’s the kind of lonely that can’t be solved by spending time with friends, though I certainly have been trying hard to replace him as such.

As a parting note (I may not have time to post tomorrow before I leave), anyone who would like to receive an authentic postcard from OZ, email me your snail mail address. I promise to not sell it or stalk you. Since I’m sending postcards to 25497 other people, I may as well send one to you! My email address is, as always, webmaster [at] somethingclever [dot] net. Wow, just like the little bar above this page. Amazing, technology is.


have a great holiday in australia. make sure you get to touch a real koala.

Posted by: j-a at August 26, 2004 8:39 AM

Dewelyn, ha ha ha!

I am going to miss you will you are gone. So don't go, mmkay? Or, more seriously, send me a postcard and call if you need a ride home from the airport--the Volvo is jinormous.


Posted by: ms.chan at August 26, 2004 4:09 PM

My dear Amychan,
I shall do all of the above. I'm going to miss one and all, too!! But we'll have plenty of funtime once the frenchies are gone.

My dear j-a,
I'll be seeing my koala (and holding her!) hours after I land in Sydney. And believe me, the pics will be forthcoming.

Posted by: devlyn is leaving today!!! at August 26, 2004 5:07 PM

I would just like to chime in again. Your trip is too long. Get back here now. Missingful!

Posted by: ms.chan at September 8, 2004 4:11 PM