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Phone Found

I actually got my phone back on Friday.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should mention that I just utterly loath telephones. I've had so many miserable, traumatic experiences talking on phones that I have developed a cringe reaction when it rings. I always think someone is calling to tell me that someone has died, or some other horrible thing. So most of the time my ringer is off, and when I get voicemail I think "I'll have to be sure to call that person back" but I hate making calls so much, I put it off and put it off until I'm sure the person who called hates me.

Irma Bombeck once said that adolescence was the last time you're happy to hear that the phone is for you. I used to think that was nonsense, seeing as how I'm such an extrovert. But it turns out to be absolutely true for me.

And furthermore, it's going to be gray and rainy all week. Grump grump grump. Tell me something happy, maybe? Remember when I told you about the beautiful gay man saving puppies? Come on, internets. Help me out here.

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joanarkham
Apr. 8th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
gray and rainy
But...April showers bring May flowers!

I know, I know...I got nothing. I assume you saw the CO video of the Scottish Fold kitten, yes?
fenriss
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: gray and rainy
Was that video from a while back, or fairly recent? I've been out of the CO loop for a while. I should check in.
joanarkham
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC)
Re: gray and rainy
Just a few days ago. You have to see it! It's...like a cat made entriely of spheres.
joanarkham
Apr. 8th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: gray and rainy
Just posted in my journal, if you can't find it...
effloresense
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
"So most of the time my ringer is off, and when I get voicemail I think "I'll have to be sure to call that person back" but I hate making calls so much, I put it off and put it off until I'm sure the person who called hates me."

Damn, it's good to know I'm not the only one who does this. And I hate making calls so much that I remember getting in a fight with my ex over calling for pizza because neither of us wanted to use the phone.

Um, happy... Sorry, I'm back on John Barrowman saving puppies because you mentioned it again. :)
theletterelle
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
This is why Pizza Hut's online ordering is a godsend. I bless them for catering to us introverts for once. :)
fenriss
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
And I'm an extrovert! But I still hate making calls.
fenriss
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
Oh, I am so with you. Gods, I hate the phone.

fenriss
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
Hee! Yeah, I had heard, in fact. I didn't realize right away that this is what you meant. But, nevertheless, squeeeee!
pastor_saturn
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates the phone! If it wasn't for the Internet, email, text, etc., I'd never be able to communicate.

Sorry I have no happy Internet stuff to share...it's been that kind of week. :/
fenriss
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
No worries. I totally understand. Is a little April sunshine too much to ask for? Sigh...
boadiccea
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
I have phone phobia, too. still, I'm glad you got yours back. Something good: an honest cabbie who returned your phone. :)

I see Joan A. beat me to the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" thing. I suggest a hearty dose of cuteoverload.com.

*love*
fenriss
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:46 am (UTC)
On my way to CO now!

(PS- I lurve my li'l skull thingies that glow in the dark and make my keys cooler!)
boadiccea
Apr. 8th, 2008 11:12 am (UTC)
Hee! Yay! I'm glad you lurve them. :)

Ooh, another good thing: Radio Dismuke. Free big band and roaring 20s music. I often play it on grey days and it does not fail to cheer me up. http://www.dismuke.org/radio/
theletterelle
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
This came from the post on my flist directly above yours.

"I've just had to speak to someone with the first name 'Wankit' and I couldn't laugh."

There ya go. :)
fenriss
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:48 am (UTC)
Thanks, darlin'. I once had to mail a letter to a guy named Blamo B. Seekie. It still makes me laugh.

"Oh, Honey, let's give the baby a traditional name. I like Kerplunk."

"Nope. All the first born boys in my family were Blamos!"
peregrin8
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
There was a Harry Huge who always used to pay by credit card in the bar where I worked. We'd quietly discuss whether he was a porn star or a character in a children's book.
railwaymadness
Apr. 8th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
Happy internet thing: I got first place in a round of Facebook bogglescramble over the weekend! First time ever.

Happy non-internet thing: My western slope is crammed full of daffodils! The first of my tulips opened last weekend! Cherry tree in full bloom! Plus regular hyacinth, grape hyacinth, chionodoxa and windflower. Let me know if you'd like to stop by Sunday afternoon for tea and garden viewing.
fenriss
Apr. 8th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sounds lovely! I'm afraid this Sunday won't work, due to a whole bunch of... stuff. However, the offer is very generous, and I'd love to take you up on it. Any chance after next Book Club would work?
panthergirl
Apr. 28th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Such is my attempt to make you happy without spending money
.....(well, much if you count gas...) I got this from Darkhorse, so I'm assuming it actually is still happening...
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Saturday, May 3rd, comic publishers and participating stores around the world will be happy to present Free Comic Book Day.

Free Comic Book Day, as you may have guessed, is an extraordinary day when anyone can make the trip to their local, participating comic store and get free comics! That’s right, FREE COMICS!

Dark Horse is proud to announce that we will be giving away free, special edition copies of Hellboy. So don’t miss out!

For a list of participating locations, be sure to check out www.freecomicbookday.com where you can also find a list of comic books that will be given out on Saturday, May 3rd.

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