On Tuesday night, I met with Claudia and Stoyan again, as well as another old acquaintance from back when we lived in Davis. Scott used to be our neighbor at your first Davis apartment and he had also been a member of our bookclub for a while.
I hadn’t seen, talked or emailed with him in ages and when Claudia told me back in February that she was still in contact with him [since they were both attending the same online class at San Jose State University], she suggested to get together sometime. I thought it was a fabulous idea.
Said and done.
We first met at Scott’s place and after a quick chat walked to a Mexican restaurant for some yummy dinner. It was really nice to catch up after such a long time.
The funny thing is, now that I am up here, everybody seems to be moving away. I really have bad timing with people.
My friend Ilka [from my hometown in Germany] returned to Germany, shortly after I had started my job here last fall. Claudia and Stoyan will be moving to Denmark in about a month, because Stoyan applied for a postdoc-position and was accepted and Scott is planning to move to Chicago this summer.
It really is too bad. It was kind of nice to think that there were a few acquaintances close by to hang out with occasionally.
I guess we’re back to the “How to make new friends” – game.
Anyone good at that game?