Thursday, September 15, 2005

New Friends, same insecurities

So Kate and I have been getting out and about more now that we are for sure staying in Indianapolis and so far we have met wonderful people. There is this couple, John and Tonya, that we hung out with on Tuesday that we both like quite a bit, though I must say I am fighting an intimidation complex that I always seem get. See they are smart and artistic, witty and well read and they both write and make cool things and so I compare and contrast. The thing is, they are super nice and would be horrified to know that I am at all intimidated by them. I am getting better and better each time we hang out.

I guess I thought it would be easier for me to make friends as I got older but part of me is still that little boy trying to laugh along with all the other kids making fun of me on the playground. We are in such an artistic and expressive community here that I love but I feel like I snuck in the side door and any minute some heavy set German woman in a tight uniform is going to ask me for my papers. I must get over this I know, and I am working on it. Until then I will keep my head low and make semi interesting comments about the use of space and then run away when someone turns to look at what I am talking about.

9 comments:

~Jyoda~ said...

Smart and witty are you not? Comedic genius, the list goes on and on.

Carlita said...

Are you fishing for compliments?! :) You are definitely witty ... and the difference between funny and witty is that anybody can be funny, but wittiness takes inteligence! Fear not James, you can hold your own in any group, including John/Tonya .. they will appreciate you like we all do :)

JR said...

I am not fishing at all so stop it!
Sorry, didn't mean to snap at you Carly. I am just saying how strange we are inside that we always seem to go back to the same old insecurities. I was like this with Dave and Aaron and Jesse way back in the day.

Anonymous said...

JR, just rest assure in the knowledge that you can beat the snot out of them in a poker tournament.

~Jeff McCann

Anonymous said...

JR, just rest assure in the knowledge that you can beat the snot out of them in a poker tournament.

~Jeff McCann

james #1 said...

I'm not going to comment you know how I feel about you.

Okay just a few things. I'm sure that John and Tonya go home at night and wonder how they are going to keep up with you and your quick wit. Also the fact that you are well read, polite, articulate, intelligent, sincere, faithful, truthful, pleasant to be around.....stop me anytime, thoughtful, a decent pool player, enough?

I only wish I could hang around you more often.

Kyle said...

I'm glad James, you finally woke up and smelt the smouldering friendships. I know me, Jesse, Adam and Dave have been trying to send you signals for years. I'm sorry kid but you just don't have what it takes. Now go give Stevens a call, I'm sure he'd love to chat with you.

Bye now

kris said...

besides,all the nice things that these people say about you, I would like to add that being a midwesterner who gets to hang out with people from California,has a cool all of it's own. Just because you lived in S.B. people will naturally think that you know an awful lot about wine and stuff, and that you have very cool California attitudes. It's like having moved here from somewhere podunk and so by association are you!!!

jwb said...

We are not cool.

We are not cool.

We are not cool.

We are not cool.

I fart a lot. Especially lately. We have a very stinky ferret room upstairs, with four computer monitors. FOUR! I have all three video game systems. ALL THREE! Tonya loves soap operas. I always forget to take out the garbage, and sometimes - sometimes - I remember and STILL DON'T TAKE IT OUT. Yes, we have a Scion. But we also have an old smelly van with it's rear end pushed in and a bumper sticker that says I'm praying for your child in school.

WE ARE NOT COOL.