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This weekend my family all came into town to celebrate my grandfather’s 80th birthday.  Thing is, he had no idea that he was getting a party on quite that scale when he agreed to come.  I’m assuming he only thought it’d be a small gathering of family, completely unaware that his extended family and friends would be flying in from all over the country to be there for him on this big milestone.  But I probably enjoyed it almost as much as he did.  For me it wasn’t just a celebration of his birthday, it was a family reunion where I got to see cousins I haven’t seen in years.  It was awkward at first, but it all mellowed out and turned into a great weekend.

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I’ve never really been much into television.  Granted, I’ve watched a lot of it in my years, but the majority of it has been random viewing or a small handful of carefully selected shows I’m willing to dedicate my time to.  When I was in high school the only two shows I cared if I missed were “Friends” and “Star Trek: Voyager“.  As my parents will testify, I wasn’t worth being around if I wasn’t able to watch them.  Then again, while I was in high school I wasn’t worth being around most of the time anyways.

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Over the years I’ve had to part company with a few friends and many casual acquaintances.  Everyone has.  It’s an unavoidable part of life – you can’t stay in touch with everyone even if you want to.  Granted, some of the people I’ve lost touch with were because I made the decision to sever the ties and move on, but sometimes it was simply because we lost touch over time.  I’m now faced with the harsh reality that I’m soon going to have to say goodbye to a friend that I’m closer to than anyone else.  Not because either of us want to, but because he’s leaving the continent to start his family and take his life in a new direction.  It’s less than a year away, but I’m trying not to think about it just yet; because when I do, I feel like I’m losing one of the best people in my life right now.

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Over the past year or so I have endured a constant barrage of information from a friend regarding a certain series of books that have been out for quite a while now.  In preparation for the final installment of the series, she finally convinced me to read the first book of the series just to prove that she wasn’t crazy, and to prove to me that it really was as amazing as she had been claiming for so long.  With reluctance, I borrowed the first book, and thus began my downward spiral into “Twilight” oblivion.

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