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Vienna Waits For You.

March 2, 2013

It’s embarrassing to admit how much I’ve caught up with the Kardashians since The Great Fall of 2013, but reality TV has been the lifesaving staple in my day-to-day living while nursing my knee. Once upon a happy hour, back when boozing was allowed, my pal Jason described to me a communications concept known as parasocial relationships, a term to define the one-sided bonds we form with intangible beings. For me, The Great Fall of 2013 turned the bulk of my socialization into just that: I’ve watched enough Friends to believe that Joey has actually eyed me up and down and asked me how I’m doin’; I’ve read enough blogs to think that this chic Chicago studio is my own apartment; and I’ve indulged in so many re-reruns of Vanderpump Rules that I’ve lost sleep over the Stassi/Jax/Laura-Leigh love triangle.

While spending so much time hanging with my faux friends, though, I’ve had ample opportunity to take a step back and think about the life I was living, pre-fall, when I was the epitome of a social butterfly, who filled her calendar with commitments, and feared “missing out” too much to ever decline the potential for fun. But since my accident, I’ve realized that it’s alright to fade away for a bit. And in a funny way, I’m even thankful for my broken tibial plateau forcing me to pump the proverbial breaks of my vida loca.

So with that, I’m going to leave you with a lyric from Vienna, one of Mr. Joel’s most euphonious ballads. Happy Saturday!

“Slow down, you crazy child, and take the phone off the hook and disappear for awhile. It’s all right, you can afford to lose a day or two.”

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