Today we had friends over, both adults and kids. They stayed for dinner–Chinese food–and then we watched a Sinbad movie, with many hilarious interjected comments. It is wonderful to have friends over, and I want to record that. I also want to remember what I found in my fortune cookie, because it is very appropriate for me. I have always found it difficult to speak up in groups. There is an inverse relationship between the size of the group and the amount I talk. I really want to participate. I’m just not fast enough. Often the conversation moves on before I think of what to say. I’m afraid that people might have an inaccurate perception of me because I haven’t been able to share much about myself. But I’m trying. I really want to be closer to my friends. I hope that they come to realize I don’t mean to hold back or be private. I’m actually a very open-minded, easygoing person. So I’m trying to express myself more.