Monday, January 09, 2006

Ok this is really strange.....

Back in 2003, I had a friend and colleague who introduced me to a really fun group of girls. We all used to get together every week and have dinner. Usually it was a mix of guys and girls. One of the girls, Naomi, would always pull me aside and tell me she thought it would be cool if the two of us went out for happy hour or something. We both lived in the same part of town.

So, each time I saw her, she kept saying "hey, put me in your cell phone and let's hang out". So, after about the 3rd or 4th time, I finally said, ok. Put her in my cell and invited her over to hang out for a while. She came over and we hung out in the gazebo of my apartments and, Chris, my neighbor and friend saw us and decided to visit with us. And he stayed and stayed and wouldn't leave. So, next thing I know, Chris and Naomi are a dating.

Next thing I know, I'm on the outside. I'm not being invited to events and whenever I see Naomi, it's because she's hanging out with Chris. The last time I saw her was February 14th, 2004.

So,yesterday, Naomi calls me out of the blue and wants to reconnect. I spoke to her at length this morning and we agreed to hook up for dinner and catch up.

Isn't that interesting?

I'm wondering if this has to do with the Holidays. We think over things, friends, resolutions etc. and I'm thinking that maybe this has to do with why these events have occured.

7 comments:

Freebird said...

Is she still dating Chris?? If she's not, that may explain why she's now interested in reconnecting.

A Girl From Texas said...

still dating, but he's moved from the community and I think he is the one encouraging her to reconnect.

~Krystyn~ said...

That is very interesting...I had an old friend want to reconnect with me because she was getting married and I guess wanted me to be in her wedding...needless to say, I wasn't in the wedding nor did I remain friends with her.

Cathy said...

You know how when relationships are new we can get all caught up in them to the exclusion of everything else? Maybe that is what happened with her, she just got tunnel vision, could think of nothing but him and has now begun to feel a need to get her life back on track.

I'm glad old friends are reaching out again. We can never have too many friends so take advantage and enjoy.

A Girl From Texas said...

I think she's sincere. I'll know better after I see her face to face.

Amy said...

Funny, before I clicked on comments I thought "Is she still dating Chris?" and then saw freebird's comment. Maybe it is just a holiday thing - New Year's resolutions, reconnect with old friends (that was one of mine). Or maybe like Cathy said, the newness has worn off.

Barbara said...

Ask her.