It was a pretty good weekend. Although, I am continually reminded about how I don't do big groups as well. It drains me. And, with so much happening, I want to be a part of all of it but can't maintain enough attention span to be present any one place, cause I keep moving. I end up suffering from "shiny penny" syndrome.
This weekend was lots of late nights, campfires, hot tubs and laughter. I found a couple of geocaches (more on this in a minute) with L who is a friend of mine's current gf. She has this voice that is kinda high pitched and almost winey but not always. It seemed that when she's more relaxed and comfortable it's not so bad. I would not have thought my friend K would be interested in this type of woman, but despite her voice (and my other friend's opinions) I really like her. She did make a comment on my "deep" voice, which I don't feel like my voice is especially deep but compared to hers, mine is. I think she could really benefit from some voice lessons (not the singing kind).
Met some new people. One of them is a woman that R works with and she reminds me of someone else I know. I think it's her sense of humor. There was also this woman that came half way through the weekend and english was her second language (she was chinese) and recently divorced from her husband of 10 years. Trying to figure out if she's gay and really feeling lost over this whole different community and etc. She obviously wanted to fit in and be accepted (don't we all). Which reminded me of another woman there, who I had met at the pride speed dating (same situation recently divorced and trying to figure out her sexual identity) it's so socially uncomfortable for me when they try and engage others but all I see are people who look away, laugh or ignore them. I guess it's my sensitive nature that really is very empathetic to others. Yeah, sometimes I hate that in me...but I can't help it. Or perhaps my observations are simply projections of my own fears/issues. Again, I have to say that sometimes I hate my continual anaylsis of social situations.
Geocaching was great! A and I are going to go next weekend, I've got a travel bug that I need to set free. At my first cache, I came across this really cool picture of a old bus that seems to be used as a hunting shack see behind the cut ( Read more... )
P another woman I met also talked about wanting to do it (why didn't I invite her to go sometime in the future? -- sometimes I'm so socially passive-I hate that) She seemed really interesting, just returned from a backpacking trip to Colorado (or Montana, don't remember which) but she had beautiful pictures. I'm tired. I probably got 10 hours of sleep the entire weekend. I'm so glad I don't have to work until 5pm tomorrow.