Name spellings, progeria, beliefs, Phase Distorter, Cave of the Past
Decided to call Chinese Eric to see what was up, and we ended up chatting for about two hours about white Eric, what we did for New Year’s (fireworks downtown), time going by fast, his cousins / baby Ayler, Randal, hockey, names and spelling (“RACE” is NOT a name! / “KYLE” should not be spelled with a C! / he didn’t know “Desmond” was a name at first / “ERIK / ERICK / ARIC” are valid spellings / “KEVYN” is okay / consider culture! / Asian parents mostly don’t go for crazy spellings), sports stars as inspiration / technological names), why logic and the mailing / postal system should not go together (takes forever to deliver to Canada from Colorado, but only two weeks to Taiwan and other scattered States?), bad life circumstances, and football. He wants me to let him know if people are going to show up on Sunday, even if it’ll be after halftime; of course I’ll do that on Saturday if at all possible! Seems Jon, Jer, and Harmony have some kind of “small group” conflict – they’re more religious than I am, for sure! (I’d probably just be like “NOPE – not going! See ya!”) There’s NO WAY that I will be communicating with SOMEONE, that’s for sure! Of course, I’ll let him know IF pickup is needed!
He says that if certain people behave the way they do, it’s best to cut it off… yup, that’s what I thought! We agree that people are free to believe whatever they might (almost), but if it’s really crazy and they try to push it on us… that’s where there will be a LINE. I know he doesn’t want to get TOO excited about the game in case it disappoints, but at least his team will be in the playoffs! Says he’ll be positive about it; I know I need to be so (about different things!), as well. Right now, this “break” is a good thing! Discussed Christmas cards and delivery deadlines, prayer / science / “moving” prayer meetings, progeria, working, goals, health, the Mayan apocalypse, Y2K, Jemima’s dad stockpiling water, and more. That was really a good chat, as he said. Yup, I could tell that he was getting sleepy! I will TRY dealing with this ex-friend in an adult manner, maybe – awkward, though.
This is the point of no return: THE CAVE OF THE PAST with its strange horn, and another version of the Phase Distorter with the kidnapped Mr. Saturn. Apple Kid and Dr. Andonuts are here with the party, too!