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October 17, 2023 29 mins

Welcome to the third episode of Four Old College Friends. We're old college friends, now in our 40s, and we're getting together to talk about life.

In this episode, recorded on September 22, 2023, we talk about friendship - making new ones and keeping old ones.

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Show Notes:

00:30 Taylor's Bat-Mitzvah, wild on the dance floor and shotskis

01:10 Jessica talks about her new job, running the overnight edit of The Circle for Netflix and why she looks tired at 10AM after not sleeping and living the nocturnal life.

02:45 Lauren is in Philly High School application hell

03:40 "Energy goes where focus flows"

04:45 When the algorithm makes school decisions

05:45 How do you get into high school if you get Cs? Grade inflation and anxiety.

08:00 Adrienne's back to school updates and denial of grief, needing to schedule time to cry.

09:20 Reconnecting with old college friends

10:20 How do you make new friends in your 30s and 40s. Do you let your freak flag fly with new people?

11:44 Small disruption and minor tech problems

13:00 Finding your people, choosing to let people in, Lauren tells Deanna not to be a rigid bitch

14:20 Germs. Who will you share a toothbrush with?

16:00 Getting social needs met - old school friends, local friends, family

16:30 Making friends on the internet. Adrienne is addicted to farcaster.

19:20 Online dating and online friendships

20:00 Jessica made work friends in her 30s but finding it harder in her 40s with young kids

23:00 Are your needs being met?

24:00 Darker side about work friends

27:00 Good byes and Deanna is selling her house!

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