Was talking to Ethan today.
I was bitching with Ethan today.
It's his birthday (Happy B-day!) so I gave him a long over due ring-a-ling and we started chatting about everything and nothing, the usual. And then, as if nothing had ever changed, picked right up where we left off bitching about the department (that which neither of us is any longer a part of). It was delightful, I must say. I don't know that I've ever found myself so on the same page with another person. Our opinions just align; our senses of humor mesh. I wish all people had a b.s.-ing buddy as in sync as I do. I had nearly forgotten the pleasure and release I have when sitting down with him over a Starbucks beverage to talk about how much we hate republicans, and--even more so--democrats. It's a bright spot in my life.
All hail cynicism, the new positivity.