May 19, 2004

Social Events, or Look Ma! I Made a Friend!

A quick Scout update--she's feeling significantly better. She's even trying to jump up on the couch. The weakness in her leg has cleared up and she's even stretching out. It's good to see her feeling better, but here comes the tough part--limiting her activities when she doesn't feel they need to be limited. No couch or stairs for a while, and being carried outside, which she pretty much hates. But I'm just really glad to see her perked up.

I've been a social butterfly. Or will be a social butterfly. Anyway, I made a friend! Go meet Dave. In late March I signed up at a website called, a website that coordinates in person meetings of people with similar interests. It turns out they have an American ex-pats in Hamburg group so I joined up. They meet once a month and I had to miss my first meeting because I was in the Netherlands, but while browsing the site one of the people who joined near the time I did left his email address in him profile. I dropped him a line and after a few emails we decided to meet for lunch. That was a while ago, but then our schedules collided and I was gone and he was gone, etc. so we didn't get a chance to meet again until today. Kevin came along this time as he was working from home due to Scout, and we had a really nice time.

And then it turns out that this month's Meetup meeting is tomorrow evening at a location very convenient to us. Apparently 6 people RSVP'd including me but not including Dave (they cancel the event if less than 5 people RSVP). Anyway, so Kevin and I decided to go and Dave and his partner Frank have also decided to go, so even if the meetup is a bust we can still have a fun dinner with the two of them. I haven't met Frank yet so that will be fun. So who knows--maybe after tomorrow I'll be able to hook up with some other English speakers and make other friends. That would be nice. I've been feeling rather isolated lately and I miss talking to people who aren't Kevin. I hope this goes well. I'll be sure to give you a full report.

Posted by Shelby at May 19, 2004 07:48 PM

Hey Shelby!! I clicked over to Dave's blog-- what a character!! He is hilarious. I was laughing so hard at his commentary on the Eurovision song competitors. Especially the last two (Estonia, and "stick beats goose"). Also, the Glidehouse thing is completely intriguing.

Glad to see Scout is doing better! And of course, great to read your blog. It's good reading-- the first place I turn when I have to bar study. oh sigh!


Posted by: Anita at May 19, 2004 09:20 PM

Thanks for the comments Anita. Glad you liked the post. Come back anytime.

And thanks for the props Shelby. Switched to a new server last night and now the location is just without the rest.

Posted by: Dave at May 20, 2004 10:59 AM
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