January 21st, 2009

Writer's Block: Open Arms

Have you ever spontaneously hugged someone you didn't know? Or received an unexpected embrace from a stranger?

I spent a lot of my teenage years on the scifi convention circuit. One of the things I loved about living on the con scene was it never felt like strangers. We were all family even if we never met one another before.

Walking up and giving people hugs happens all the time. Sometimes it is friends and sometimes it is a complete stranger. I kind of miss that.

Grandpa update

Got this via email from Mom.

"Just to let you know, we were there at lunchtime today and he was still passing very black stools, so we insisted they hemacult it. Laura called about 5:00 and said that it was positive. He's still passing blood. It's not bright red blood, so it is probably coming from high up in his GI tract. I really don't know if there is anything that can be done about it. I'll let you know more as I know it. He's probably not coming home tomorrow. I am really angry that we had to *ask* them to test it."

And today was going so well. I can make it there in 5 and half hours if I go non stop. Of course me being there would probably mean I was putting some doctors in the hospital so I should probably forgo that.
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