24 thoughts on “Your Thought For the Day

  1. The longer you’ve known the friend the better. It returns your sense of the long view, and helps trivialize your day’s problems.

  2. Indeed. And sometimes, just exchanging some messages over Facebook with a friend can be the best thing in the world, too. For both of you. (I found that so a couple weeks ago.)

  3. Oh yes. Especially when they are on the otherside of the world, and you don’t get to chat to them very often.

  4. Sometimes, the best thing in the world is having a friend where you don’t have to say a damn thing, and the silence speaks volumes.

  5. Damn, the steel trap logic of the Scalzi OverMind. :) It is useful, if you want your calls returned in future, to pick up when that pregnant pause is about to turn into an acid-blooded face-hugger of doom if you don’t change the subject. I suspect you’d hate my family, John. Not terribly verbal — something akin to a Merchant-Ivory film on Vulcan. Except on Christmas Day when everything turns into an boozy holocaust of sentimentality and recriminations. :)

  6. What is it with your timing anyway.

    I got a call last night from a friend I had lost touch with and hadn’t seen in 12 years. Stood up with her and Jim at their wedding in “97. Talked for an hour and a half. Found out we now live less than 60 miles apart. She found me through the internet on a whim after looking over some of the wedding pictures at their anniversary party last week.

    Our families are going to meet half way, in Seattle, for dinner over the weekend. Cool huh.

    So yes, talking on the phone with a friend is the best. Having the internet facilitate a reunion is priceless. 8D

  7. A few months ago I discovered a photo in the local paper of one of my best friends from high school (35 years ago), who not only lives here in the Atlanta area, but works across the street from me!

    We’ve had a flurry of emails and one way too brief face to face due to his insane travel schedule…which reminds me, he owes me a drink!!

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