Freeform Katia

October 4, 2007

Thursday evening

Filed under: friends, musings — freeformkatia @ 8:10 pm

It’s 9pm on Thursday evening. The kids (omg, I have kids?!?) have been in bed for over an hour and I’m here at the computer trying to do some stuff. As I was logging into my email account an article caught my eye: Habits of Happy People. Intriguing. So, I clicked on the link and started reading. The first habit was that happy people have a good social life. Apparently by just talking on the phone to a friend I can lower my blood pressure and cortisol levels. I don’t know what a cortisol level is, but I can only assume that if it’s lower it must be a good thing. The article goes on to say that having long-term relationships is as beneficial as being physically active and being a nonsmoker. I can buy that argument — if keeping a friend is as good as dragging my sorry butt to the gym, well, I’ll keep the friend.

Inspired, I pick up the phone and dial. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Answering machine. Hmph. Not to be deterred, I dial the number of another friend. Same result. Well dammit. The article didn’t tell me how to deal with the disappointment of talking to an answering machine! Now I find myself veering to the realm of depressed. I’m afraid to keep reading about the remaining 3 habits.



  1. you called me – doesn’t that count??? At least, I felt better, thanks! Love, Mom

    Comment by Mom — October 5, 2007 @ 7:54 am

  2. I could give you my number. I’m almost always at home. Just don’t call during Survivor. :)

    Comment by Laura — October 6, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

  3. The problem is the telephone, which used to mean that the Caller and the Callee were both in fixed locations, and thus in a sort of proxy “date”, having some social time.

    Having a good social life is something the phone should help set up, not really constitute.

    So call me; let’s plan coffee.

    Comment by Marianne — October 10, 2007 @ 9:33 am

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