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This evening marked the end of a very intense week. We finished as we began: as a circle of people, now friends, greeting each other in turn.

Most unnerving moment of the day: an FSO comrade reading my blog on his Blackberry as we sat together. "I didn't know the pool was heated! Why'd I have to learn that from your blog?" was his main comment. (He is the Iranian affairs specialist and I'm sure he has many other things in mind apart from the pool.)

So now I'm waiting for the laundry to finish and listening to "World Cafe." I'm packing in order to leave at 4am tomorrow since my flight departs at 11am from Denver. I'm tired from another sub-zero swim, a heavy dinner, and a long series of emotional goodbyes, however temporary. My roommate has wandered off to find a box to ship her winter things back to DC since she is continuing on to El Salvador.

It's been a long week. I still feel as if I were a misfit participant but at least most of the time it was fun.

* bonus point if you recognize this milestone cultural reference.
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On October 22nd, 2006 07:38 am (UTC), kafechick commented:
I sooooo want to go with your roommate! I lived in El Salvador for a year, and it is sooooooo far to go from Australia for a visit! Just as well The Philippines is only a 7-hour flight! :)
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On October 23rd, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I really wish I knew Latin America better. (My roommate works for a Member of Congress on immigration issues so her trip is an official junket.) I've been to Mexico, but hopefully when my boss and I divvy up the world, I'll get a chance to see more of LA.
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On October 22nd, 2006 07:53 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
I find people I know reading my journal unnerving at the best of times, let alone when they're sitting next to me.
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On October 22nd, 2006 11:01 am (UTC), kafechick replied:
It's funny having "real" friends read your journal, and then strike up a conversation in real life about what you've written! Always strikes me as a little weird, but nice just the same! :)
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On October 22nd, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC), mokey4 replied:
Real life friends reading my journal freaks me out, I have to admit. I have a group of friends on LJ, and they read my journal, but it helps that they are old friends who (a)hardly ever see me, and (b) know me at least half my life. The real life friends are the reason I tend to do a lot of filters- there are some things better left told only to strangers.
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On October 23rd, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
there are some things better left told only to strangers

Very true indeed. I'd rather do this than talk to my seatmate on the plane.
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On October 23rd, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It is weird, especially when blogging about aspects of life that some RL friends may not be familiar with, like my occasional musings on Mormondom.
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On October 23rd, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
And he criticized my pears! :/
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On October 25th, 2006 07:46 am (UTC), hatter_anon replied:
Well that just proves how little taste he has! I've always thought your username and pic are inspired. (Speaking as a Harry Potter fan.)
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On October 25th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks! He actually said I should be using American pears?!
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On October 23rd, 2006 06:41 am (UTC), flemmarde commented:
sounds like an amazing week!

those blackberries are spreading like vermin. i've been having trouble getting managers to stop playing on them during the recruitment training they've been obliged to attend. consequently at the moment they shit me, but i want one too :)
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On October 23rd, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
You know they're called "crackberries" for a reason. I don't think I'd be disciplined enough to leave mine alone if I had one.

Good for you, Training Dominatrix!
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