Category Archives: friendship

Bottled Up for a Week – Intro and Sending

I saw Bottled in the Google Play store, and it sounded interesting. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I tried the app Hello Talk, where you specify the language(s) you speak, and the language you are trying to learn, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Not really much of a tradition yet, as it hasn’t been happening for many years, but I felt pretty grateful to get a bonus at work a few years ago, and I wanted to pay it forward by thanking some … Continue reading

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Dr Cox or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Unfriend with Aplomb

A former Valve employee posted a Half Life 3 fanfic recently, and it seems to have caused a lot of backlash against Valve’s current franchise baby, Dota 2, the implication being that Valve’s focus has shifted and Dota is to blame for … Continue reading

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Not Sorry

I can’t remember who spoke about this, but I’ve been trying this new thing where I don’t say “Sorry” unless it’s something I’m genuinely sorry about. There are other ways of expressing sorry without using the S-word, and I know … Continue reading

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Cookie Monster

Warning: this is an emo post – continue at your own peril. Even though the Dota 2 challenge with D is over, I’ve been playing some bot matches with him, his friend OCD and Jal. The games are pretty relaxed, and … Continue reading

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Support Network

I have a friend at work who has a problem. While I was able to offer general advice and support, I was not equipped to solve said problem. Instead, I went to Mr Brioche, who I did think had the … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? (Girl’s Side)

The two of you get along great. You have a lot of shared hobbies and really enjoy each other’s company. He develops feelings. She doesn’t. He asks her out. She says she’s not interested. He drops the friendship. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? (Guy’s Side)

I have a friend, Bruce, who was interested in a mutual friend of ours. They spent a lot of time together, as they both worked in the same department at the same company. They had a lot of the same … Continue reading

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One Hundred

Once again, I’ve hit the 100 posts in a row streak! A said I should post about something special, but today was just a regular work day. I had an interesting conversation at lunch about language. Michael mentioned that when … Continue reading

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Packin’ a Box

Helped a friend, M, pack boxes to prepare to move today, someone who I haven’t seen in years. It was nice to catch up, and helping someone to move is a strangely good way to reminisce about past times. I … Continue reading

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