I’m trying to figure out how to low-key hang out with people more. Actually, I’m trying to figure out how to low-key hang out with Alice and Sofi more. We are next door neighbors. In the summer, we’d see each other puttering around outside and be able to chat that way, but now it’s cold and dark and it’s not good outside chatting weather. So we started puzzling. It turns out Kitachi likes puzzles too. This was last Thursday night and it’s like a party (without music, alcohol, weed or flirting). I want to buy a superfancy puzzle from this company called Liberty Puzzles, but they are $100 each and that’s like a whole lost calculator, so instead I got a $10 one from Amazon. I think from now on, I’ll try find them at thrift stores. Actually, I just have to see if the puzzling sticks. If you ask me, I vastly prefer 15-20 min every-other-day interactions vs 3 hour every 4 month interactions. It’s almost impossible to have the 15 min every-other-day interactions as a grown up with people who aren’t your coworkers or your family.
I went shopping at the Safeway that I now refer to as the Brett Kavanaugh Safeway. This is not my usual Safeway, I was out running on the C&O trail and the BK Safeway is on the way home. Jeremy was working from home today watching the impeachment hearings while reading the NYTimes live commentary. I have no interest in watching, it all makes me feel ill and unhappy, so, like so many other things in my life, I try not to think about it too much.
I made fancy ramen for dinner. It was just the three of us tonight.