(voice) Tee Pee
(me) Is Agnes working today?
(voice) Yes. Um, can you call back? I need to run this credit card.
(one eternal minute filled with building excitement)
(voice) Tee Pee
(me) Is Agnes there?
(voice) Just a minute.
background noises of voices and clanking dishes
(me) Hey Agnes. It's Lin...
moment of silence
(me) ...from Kentucky
(Agnes) screams Oh my gosh! Lin! Ahhh! Oh, it's so great to hear from you!
(me) It's great to hear your voice, too. It's been so long since we've talked.
(Agnes) You surprised me! Oh! Are you coming to Cherokee?
(me) I plan to, in the very near future. How have you been?
(Agnes) I've been doing great. Where are you?
(me) I'm in Illinois....
(me) ...heading for Connecticut. But I hope to make a trip down to Cherokee sometime in the next few weeks.
(Agnes) Oh, well, I will be making a trip to New York City....
(me) Really??! Like for a weekend, or...
(Agnes) ...for a whole week, I'm going by myself.
(me) That's great.
(Agnes) I don't think any of my friends are going to be able to go with me.
(me) Maybe I could meet you up there and we could visit and hang out in the city.
(Agnes) That would be great! I don't know anything there. It'd be nice to have someone there.
(me) Do you know when you are going yet?
(Agnes) No, the hotel has to get the room and, yeah, I'll be staying in the hotel when I'm there.
(me) Man, the last two weekends, I've been in New York City, just seeing the sites, eating good food. I love going to New York, it's so much fun. You'll definitely have to let me know when you're going.
(Agnes) I'm going to Washington, D.C. then I'm going to go to New York for the rest of the time. I will. What is your phone number?
(Agnes) repeating back
(me) Do you have a number where I can reach you?
(Agnes) Well I can give you number to hotel, but I'm moving on Monday.
(me) Maybe I can call you sometime when you're not working.
(Agnes) laughing I work all the time, every day after 4....
(me) Until 4?
(Agnes) ... yeah, after 4 and on weekends all day, from 6 in the morning until 9 at night. The only day I have off is on Tuesday. So it's very hard to call me. I will call you.
(me) Yeah call me. It's a cell phone. I keep it with me all the time...
(me) ...and if you need me to call you back, since it's long distance I will.
(Agnes) Ok, I will!
(me) I will let you get back to work, I know you're probably busy.
(Agnes) laughing Yeah.
(me) It was great talking to you.
(Agnes) Ok. Bye bye.
(me) Bye. Talk to ya later.
my cat looks at me like I'm nuts, then remembers, oh yeah, it's him and goes back to licking her paws
For those of you in the dark, Agnieska (isn't that a beautiful name!) was the topic of a posting I made in the_crush_list community a number of weeks ago. For a little on the back story, you can read the old post there.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Brown copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my faovrite things!