the SoC Dinner, and an anticlimax

Well, Today was the day of the School of Computing Dinner, which was fun, we had a grand total of 15 out of a (local) school of 100 students, we had 3 staff and 12 students (provided you include postgrads as "students"), we had some trivia and ate some awesome Mexican@ the Prickly Cactus.  A good time was had by all, and C and I left about 9:45.  We even had fun with Mike Cameron-Jones, which we weren't expecting (see C's rants about Computer Graphics and Animation).  OMG, check out the cocktails they had, I should have taken photos, but oh well… Thier namesake cocktail, Prickly Cactus, was Kahlua, Baileys, Galliano, Banana Liquer,Milk and Cream… it was delicious.  As was the Mexican Fruit Tingle, which turned out purple courtesy of the Raspberry Syrup.

and the anticlimax:  a friend and I lived together once, and when another friend of ours stayed (once a week) for uni, we would have a "Woine Toime" (if you don't know what that is, you need to watch yourself some Kath and Kim) which involved drinking cheap wine (quite nice tasting (stanley's White Lambrusco/Dolce Bianco)) eating corn chips, and talking about random crap.  They were great fun. And so, I thought, since I was staying at friend's place tonight, that we might have a woine toime again, as I attempted this last time I was here, but he was already asleep before I had the opportunity to pitch it to him. 

This morning, he seemed into the idea, but as I headed off to the dinner, I got a message saying his other half was feeling a bit low, and he was going to spend the night with him instead.  (I have keys, so logistically, no worries)  I was a bit disheartened, but understand.  I then invited the bf to come Woine Toiming too, but he's tired, so no go. The rub is that I haven't actually spent any quality time with this friend for well over a fortnight, despite arriving here every morning for a shower, and sweeping the place for anything I may have left behind in the morning before I head home.  mainly because he's been spending a -heap- of time at the boyfriend's house.  And again, I understand. 

But that understanding doesn't necessarily lessen the feeling of being left behind and/or out of his life.  If I'm really honest with myself, I don't know how I feel about this, I think I feel a bit hurt, and a bit disappointed, that I'm not important enough to warrant… keeping plans with?  And there's a bit of realisation that things are changing, too.  That, unless we make an effort, once Uni finishes, we'll just drift apart, and when all is said and done, this is one of the best, most rewarding friendships that I've had.  The thought of losing that makes me quite sad…

Maybe I'm waxing crap because I'm feeling a bit down, I dunno… tell me?

So, I've booked him for next Tuesday, and told him his bf is welcome too (at my friend's house, teehee) but that he is most definitely booked, and no is not a suitable answer without good justification.

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