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Cultural Differences [Sep. 14th, 2009|10:32 am]
Tony Grist
Odi dropped round and ate her lunch here yesterday.  I'd been boiling up a turkey carcass to make stock- and she took the disgusting remnants home with her in a bag, with a view to boiling them up again to make even more stock. I like to think I practice domestic economy, but she shows me up as the affluent, thoroughly wasteful first-worlder I am.

As we were waving Odi goodbye, Nikisha from next door rode up on her pedal bike. She said they were having a party that evening to celebrate the birthday of her little brother who died.
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[User Picture]From: clindau
2009-09-14 01:28 pm (UTC)
She said they were having a party that evening to celebrate the birthday of her little brother who died.

Celebrating with joy, not remembering with sadness; I like that.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-14 03:09 pm (UTC)
Me too.

And I like it how Nikisha is so at ease talking about her dead brother.
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[User Picture]From: calizen
2009-09-14 04:41 pm (UTC)
My goodness. What an interesting group of folks you have around you. Reminds me of the folks I'd just read about in the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-14 07:18 pm (UTC)
Almost too interesting. Since I wrote this post Odi has walked out on Peter and we've been dealing with the fall-out....
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[User Picture]From: calizen
2009-09-14 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness, goodness. You should write at least running vignettes on all these folks.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-14 08:27 pm (UTC)
I don't feel I can say too much; Confidentiality and all that. Our problem is we befriended Odi and Peter as a couple- and now find ourselves stuck in the middle, trying not to take sides.
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[User Picture]From: calizen
2009-09-14 08:33 pm (UTC)
Been there, done that -- both as a friend and as a person getting divorced. You have my sympathies.
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