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Morons R Us Me [Sep. 16th, 2004|07:43 pm]
Young Geoffrey
[mood |frustratedfrustrated]

I flew in from Victoria on Tuesday afternoon, jet-lagged, and exhausted by 5 nights of too much alcohol, too much food, too much arguing and laughter and far too little sleep.

Laura had left my apartment pristine, the cats alive and fat and, if there were 16 messages on my voicemail that weren't for me - and one that was (hi Heath! if you're lurking) - I didn't mind at all.

Bleary-eyed, I got myself together and telephoned Laura. We talked for over two hours, catching up the way lovers do, when it is less the words than it is the tone and the togetherness than matter. She told me she might be able to pop in for a quick visit after school on Wednesday.

And so she did.

When she walked through my door we held each other and kissed, as if we'd been apart for a year, not a week.

We spent 2 or 3 hours together, then she was on her way home. We had plans to spend Friday night and Saturday together.

Not long - no more than a half-hour - after I returned to my abode there came a phone-call.

It was Jane, Laura's step-mum. "Is Laura there?"

I've met Jane twice now and, sort of, like her. For a 70-ish woman she has a good sense of humour and she seems to like me, despite the obvious reasons she shouldn't. More than that, she is taking her new-found (and entirely unexpected) duties as Step-Mom seriously - or so I thought.

Lying didn't occur to me. I thought - at the time - that Laura had been permitted an exception, though in retrospect it's clear I was wrong.

"She left about a half-hour ago," I said, instantly regretting my candour.

"She was there?"

"Uh, yes," I said, thinking that to lie now would only make matters worse.

"She wasn't supposed to be," Jane said.

"Oh," I muttered. "Sorry Jane ..." I added, and she hung up on me.

Desperate now, I got the number from one of those who had called during my absence, hoping that one of her friends could catch her at the subway station and warn her what was to come. The girl who answered wasn't the one who had called and didn't live nearby.

I haven't heard from Laura since and can only presume she is in what is sometimes known as deep shit, and quite possibly pissed off with me - as she has every right to be. I should have known better.

From: 10021
2004-09-17 02:26 am (UTC)
I didn't realize that Laura isn't "allowed" to see you. I know she's young, but she is a legal adult, right? Why would her parents still be telling her what she can and cannot do? Or is it one of those "as long as you're under my roof..." kind of things? If that's the case, I suppose she can always move in with you, if she so desires.

All told, it is still better that you told the truth rather than lying.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-09-25 02:42 pm (UTC)
Well, she's not yet 18; nevertheless, it is a situation of, "as long as you're under my roof".

I left home at 17, but the world is a harder place now than it was in my day, when student welfare was easy to come by.
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From: spells_disaster
2004-09-17 10:20 am (UTC)


Sounds like normal over-protective parent reaction.
Why would they make THAT kind of a phone call.
I speak..only out of personal experience (and yes...parents like this are always known to be 'very nice'.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-09-25 02:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Eeeek!!!

Yeah, I'm not too upset. As someone else suggested in (I think) this thread, they're actually pretty good about accepting me, rather than threatening to castrate me.
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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2004-09-18 08:29 am (UTC)
An unfortunate turn of events. But don't burden yourself with all of the blame here, my friend. You didn't know that she wasn't supposed to be there and your honesty doesn't make you a bad person. It's hard to keep a little white lie for someone else and I know for myself, it's pretty impossible. Soon enough you'll both look back on this and laugh really, really hard. ;)
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[User Picture]From: amaaanda
2004-09-19 10:26 pm (UTC)
I have been in this predicament before. Despite how mine ended up, I am sure your situation will turn out splendidly.
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From: patriarch420
2004-09-20 03:24 pm (UTC)
amanda that icon is so hypnotizing... lol! and...no, i wasnt angry with him at all and i wasnt in very deep shit really she was just pissed i hadn't *asked* before i did such a thing. *coughs*controlfreak*coughs* all is well now :) and im sorry i haven't been haunting your journal as much as i used to geoffy i'll try and keep up more *winks* xo have a good night -laura-
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From: patriarch420
2004-09-20 03:59 pm (UTC)

Speed of Light

Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles a second or 700 million miles an hour. For scale, the distance from the Earth to the Moon is about 239,000 miles the link is : http://www.unmuseum.org/speed.htm Im not sure who that makes correct as i do not have a calculator on hand. but im pretty sure im closer ;) so.... SUCK ON THAT BITCH -slutty mcgee-
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-09-25 02:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Speed of Light

Yes, 186,000 miles per second. Which is just what I said. You were quoting what I thought was actually a metric figure for the mean distance of the Earth from the sun - something like 150,000,000 miles, you said.

fires up his trusty calculator

150,000,000 (kilometres)
93,000,000 (miles! Hah!)
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From: patriarch420
2004-09-26 08:27 am (UTC)

Re: Speed of Light

ef you. :(

are you comming for dinner tonight sweety?

p.s. im still alive!! i had one of the best nights of my life ! :D



sketchball mcgee
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-09-26 10:53 am (UTC)

Re: Speed of Light

I feel like I'm in a time-warp, since I spoke with you a couple of hours before I read this post.

Still, I'm glad you had fun - and pleased to see you deal so well with being wrong.


Obnoxious Young Geoffrey
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From: patriarch420
2004-09-26 02:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Speed of Light

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From: patriarch420
2004-09-20 06:07 pm (UTC)
"In a vacuum, light *always* travels at a speed of 299, 792, 458 meters per second.

does my previous claim seem so ludacris now? hmmmm ??

who's your daddy? heh heh heh...

sleep sweet snookums *kiss lix*

p.s. - i win.

-younger even more pretentious laura-
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From: patriarch420
2004-09-22 07:26 pm (UTC)
i caved and got mozilla. it is better - u win. the last straw with internet explorer was when i left it on over night and 27 pop ups had accumulated by then... lol gnight- talk to you tomorrow beautiful -laura-
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-09-25 02:51 pm (UTC)
I know we've already discussed this, but I must publically make it known how pleased I am that you've decided to take the plunge; it's an excellent browser, isn't it?


Nerdy McGee
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