Since Thursday I've been on a whirlwind of friend-seeing & topic-discussing:
GC. Topics discussed: poetry; poets, the nearly universal niceness of; books; publishing, potential influence on the nearly universal niceness that its democratization has; houses; Ohio; North Carolina; parents.
Allison. Topics discussed: Santa Barbara; tennis; clubbing; poetry; vikings.
Meghan (briefly). Topics discussed: whether I remembered her; Santa Barbara; tennis.
Matthew. Topics discussed: law; women, attraction to; dinner, where to have it; Old Town, the predominance of d-bags in; trial, the theatricality of; "objection: boring!"; the new Tab energy drink; R. Kelly; ZZ Top.
Sarah. Topics discussed: golf, Dorf on; cheeses.
Rachel. Topics discussed: how we are doing; babies; sandal & ponytail sets; basil.
Steve: Topics discussed: body parts; Whole Foods; stomach discomfort; gloves; mojitos, use of confectioners sugar in.
Mark McClure. Topics discussed: groove, turkish; gift-giving; golf, Dorf on; babies; women, befuddling nature of; old crushed; Chernoffs; things, cleverness of standing on.
Travis (briefly). Topics discussed: Leigh, our current lack of information about; poetry; Nebraska; Rachel Hilton; Devotchka, similarity of Patrick Wolf's voice to; Regina Spektor.
Barnabas. Topics discussed: X-Men 3; Superman; golf; aggressive fish; parents.
Robert. Topics discussed: world cup fever; murals; artists, understanding the narcissism of; greens; Rob Halford; dinner; Chevy Chase; level, Robert's preparation for taking it to another; cafe; harrison's hideaway.
Yvonne (briefly). Topic discussed: acquaintance, the length of our; World Cup.
Nichole. Topics discussed: timing; smells; ice cream, pistachio & green tea; waffle irons; people, the meanness of; visit, the brvity of my; fiction, her loss of faith in the transformative power of; Colleen Curran; dinner; Chevy Chase.
Phil. Topics Discussed: Santa Barbara; tennis; ethnomusicology program, Phil's imminent entry into a; contact, desire to remain in.
Mary. Topics discussed: Santa Barbara; tennis; the past; biology; dinner.