Thursday, March 29, 2007

Human Interaction

During the week, my usual human interaction is with the people at poker. While this can be fine, I didn't realize I was missing real honest to goodness human interaction with people who don't play poker. It started at noon yesterday when I went to SnB to see Kim. Geez, I forgot how long it had been since I'd seen her. We just gabbed and gabbed until we all realized that it was 1 and that she should get to class and I should go back to the cube. After work, I picked up my mail and my new gizmo had arrived:

It's a hiking watch that I picked up from Amazon.com. It's really neat because after you finally figure out how to program the thing (warning, this watch is not for anyone who wants detailed instructions and step-by-step how to program this thing instructions...it has a flow chart...) you can use it as a watch, a stopwatch, timer, distance measurer and pedometer. I mainly bought it for the pedometer feature because I'm trying to get more active. Most doctors recommend walking 10,000 steps in a day. So far this morning, I'm at 250ish, so I better get stepping! I played around with it last night, testing the pedometer sensitivity, the alarm, etc.

After picking up my watch, I went to Starbucks where I ran into Sarabeth who happened to be working that night. I realized then that I missed my stitching bitches. Poker is fun, but where else will I find someone who gets excited about wrapped stitches the way that I do?! Anyways, I got to learn how to make a drink on one of the fancy-smancy coffee machines and waited for my friend Erica to show up. When she showed, she got to learn how to make her drink on the machine and we sat outside and we gabbed and gabbed.

After drinking way too much caramel machiatto, we decided that dinner would be good, so we chose Thai and went to Mai Thai since it was pretty close. We gorged ourselves on Pad Thai (yeah, I don't want to know how many points or calories I blew last night) and then sat outside on the patio because it was too pretty out. We gabbed and gabbed some more and then I took her over to my house to show her around since she had never seen it before. She met Spooky, and Spooky didn't freak out. I wondered what her reaction would be since Erica has four cats. She didn't seem to mind. I think she just wanted out of her cage and didn't care who it was who came in the house. We gabbed some more until about 9 when Erica needed to head home (this cracked me up since she used to be such a night owl. This is what a job will do to a person!). All in all, it was a nice evening. Human interaction can be a good thing.

I'm continuing this interaction by meeting my friend Rebecca tonight after her class to go running. If you feel the earth shake, that would be why...T-Rex has nothing on me!

Knit on...

1 comment:

ericah64 said...

Hee, hee! I always do a double-take when you write about Erica. When I ready "waited for Erica to show up", I thought "Honey, you'd be waiting a looong time" and then realized you weren't talking about me. ;->