September 5, 2004

The bedroom lies abandoned and the future is unplanned

Filed under: Romance — tomemos @ 3:57 pm

Julie’s gone to Paris. After five days of packing, ranging from intense to frenzied, we drove down to the OC. I spent hours packing up my apartment and dealing with my subletter (more on that later), while she packed her bags. Her mom and I drove her to the airport. And that was that.

The change was so sudden, I feel like I was caught flat-footed. Almost all the time this summer that I didn’t spend at my job, I spent with Julie. Now all of a sudden I’ve got no job and Julie’s in Paris. It’s left me unsure of what to do with myself. (Nothing productive, I know that much.)

I’m not pining, exactly, but a lot of weird things remind me of her. The other day I saw a big spider and thought, “Julie’s afraid of spiders.” I keep finding myself with free time to call her, then remembering that she’s eight hours ahead of me.

At least I’ll be busy again soon. Right now I don’t have much to do besides wonder how she’s doing and imagine all the cool stuff she’s seeing. News can’t come fast enoguh. I wish I was there to explore the city with her.

Man, do I miss her.



  1. I know the feeling. It doesn’t really kick in until some time passes that they haven’t just been busy the last few days- they’re GONE.

    You gots my sympathy, for what that’s worth. I’d recommend we hang out and drink ourselves into a stupor, or just play some Trivial Pursuit, but that seems unlikely too.


    Comment by Brian — September 6, 2004 @ 10:40 am

  2. well its all your fault tom. if only you’d found a way to move california closer to paris. πŸ™‚ you’re an old pro at this. you’ve done this before, just make her send you presents from every country she visits. πŸ™‚

    Comment by ariela — September 7, 2004 @ 6:37 am

  3. Start creating free time in the morning. It’ll be early evening over there. If you both put that time into your schedules you should be able to arrange something. =)

    Comment by kindle — September 7, 2004 @ 7:43 am

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