a note on HJ

I think plenty of people who have an impression on me pass through my life without my writing about it on here. I thought I’d catch one of those in my net today — HJ is an awesome dude who I’ve always wanted to get to know better, and at the beginning on this semester, while slightly tipsy during Halloween, he belted at me (much to my ecstatic surprise) that he thought I was “a really cool person” and that even though we’d gotten lunch that one time and had a blast he “wanted to get to know me so much more than that“. We planned another lunch and then made promises to watch a particular movie together.

Last night (months later), we finally watched that movie. And I think we hit it off really, really well — there’s just a likable warmth about him, and a ease to our back and forth banter — which is saying something, because I think with most people outside my inner circle I could never describe my interactions with the words ‘ease’ or ‘banter’. Somehow he undid that, or perhaps had enough for the both of us.

It was a marked contrast to JS, with whom I’d had dinner with directly before, with whom my interactions are definitely loosening up but still have a certain forced quality about them. Maybe it’s the sexual tension; I don’t know.

Anyway. Cool dude, and I hope we’ll become closer in the future — and now it totally looks possible.

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