Monday, November 14, 2005

Many Happy(?) Returns

Hello again to all of my faithful readers! I apolgise for my lack of updates this paste week; I'll hide behind the excuse of papers and busy-ness with papers and the like and leave it at that.

As I'm sure you are aware from my last post, I was in Saskatoon from Wednesday evening to yesterday at about 5:20pm MST. As usual, it was good to see the family (though I didn't see a whole lot of my Mom and Dad) and hang out with all you Saskatoon kids. I got to hang out with Luke this weekend, which I didn't get to the last time I was in Saskatoon. After a trip to Costco Thursday, losing $10 at poker Friday night (my usual poker winnings), and watching "The Third Man" and "This is Spinal Tap" on Saturday night, I returned to the frozen grey wasteland that is the City of Endless Capital.

Though I had a really good time hanging out with my friends, I have found that my visits home are always somewhat bittersweet. Sweet in that I really enjoy doing stuff with friends and activiely rembering other good times we've had; bitter in that I know that I'll be leaving again very shortly. The night before I return, I always find myself waxing nostalgic, wondering if I've made the right choice in leaving, and wondering what things would be like if circumstances were different. Then, I wake up on the morning I'm to come back to Edmonton and I'm excited to get back to classes, my basement suite, and my roommate.

Anyhow, the German word for today is: "betrunken" it means "drunk." ha ha


At 8:41 AM, Blogger Lucca said...

ahhh danny, welcome to the major struggle in my life. I have done the moving away and comming back to visit since day one. It's always tough to think what may be going on with out you. It's also very hard to keep comming back. you are no longer in your friends lives, but yet you still see them. They want to see you, but have trouble investing emotionally like before, becuase you are going to leave quite quickly. You start to become a record of your friends past more than a part of their future. if it's been years between visits, it's even harder to reconnect, as their are new people and interests in your friends lives that you have to know and know their relevance.
Their is up sides to this. Their are now new things to talk about and discuss.Friends that you only partially liked before can become better friends after a four year break.
anyway it was great to see you again, even if it was for short times. I hope to see you in Edmonton soon


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