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By gzt (Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 12:33:09 PM EST) gzt, work, conflict, jeans (all tags)
So, August 3rd, this buddy of mine, he's getting a big paycheck and he wants to do Wings Night. He's a good buddy and I want to go. It's been a while since I've seen him.

And I want to introduce R to him - they've met, but that was before we were dating and before we got engaged. So, you know, that sort of stuff. Well, I don't know if she's free that evening.

But, on the other hand, there's a good chance that this girl I have no interest in ever seeing again may be coming. It would certainly put a damper on an otherwise fun evening. She's a rather unpleasant person and R certainly doesn't want to spend time with her (if R is coming). Not that I can't be an adult about everything, but there are more enjoyable ways to be an adult and spend an evening even if this would be a good chance to see my good friend.

Moving: no progress, really. Decided yesterday should be low-impact. Today, though, when I get home, I'm going to get stuff done. Not going out, I don't think, though I will certainly have some sort of contact with R. I think I will take a quick nap when I get home, then get to work.

Hmm. Left elbow: still mildly sore in the same way. Not so bad, don't notice it unless I massage it. Right elbow: don't notice a thing.

Looking good, getting presents.

These jeans really are getting tight around the hips and thighs. I should've gone with loose fit. Well, R thinks they look great. I realize that women typically wear all their pants approximately this tight around their lower extremities - how can they accept such restriction? I guess, lacking certain assets, they are less concerned about some restrictions, but, still! I want more leg mobility!

I am definitely feeling the impact of weighted abdominal exercises on my performance elsewhere. Excellent.

I'd better get a lot of stuff done at work today.

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There is a conflict! | 4 comments (4 topical, 0 hidden)
if you're gonna keep lifting by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 12:39:50 PM EST
put the tennis elbow straps on.. And put them on correctly so the pressure pad is pushing down where the hurt tendon is..

(I wear mine if I'm going to be doing heavy work all day -- leaves in the fall, splitting wood, taking trees down, tilling garden -- stuff where arms will get extensive workouts.. But I don't wear them for the gym..)

And if buddy is good friend, with money to blow (wings, booze hookers, whatever), why is he also friends with an unpleasant person ? I'd say bro's before ho's man.. but then, why bother hanging out with someone who is unpleasant ?

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Socialising when people you never want to by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 01:29:54 PM EST
see again are around. Now that's a conundrum. I don't know how to solve it yet.

I think it depends by sugar spun (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 02:27:17 AM EST
on the social lure of the people who'll be there who you do want to see. And of course the likelihood of it All Ending In Tears if I do go.

If I can call them the day after and organise an impromptu coffee or a beer, then there's no point in subjecting myself to whatever fool I'm avoiding. If said fool is going to follow me home and spend the next six months documenting my every move I'm also probably not going.

If I just don't want to interact with them I'll probably go. I have a well-practiced glassy stare that comes into play if I'm approached, and I'll vaguely gesture and mumble something incoherent then just turn away. It's infernally rude, but seems to cause less offence than outright telling them to go fuck themselves somewhere I can't see them.

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