Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Romy and Michelle's high school reunion, and ME
How to write this and protect the innocent? Plunge forward, I say!
I am not a reunion type of guy. BUT, if I had graduated from high school (rather than going AWOL 14 months early) it would have been 1984. 25 years ago this spring. Who cares, eh? Well, you get into your 40s, as I have, and you're still listening to the Talking Heads and Van Halen and quoting Monty Python skits and you say 'the world has changed but I sure as heck havn't'. Except for getting married, having a house full of pets and being a whole lot happier than my teen self, I am the same. Not even bald.
Anyway, came across a couple of old high school pals online yesterday.
Day one of 7th grade I sat next to -- because of the alphabetized seating chart, and Mr Washburn cracked a bad joke about --'s last name, and then for the rest of the year? Every time she raised her hand? He cracked the same stupid joke.
We had a lot of the same classes in the next few years, and she even lived around the corner from my house and we hung out from time to time. I had the hots for her, naturally, and even her little sister --, a year younger, but luckily we never ruined our friendship (s) by being boyfriend/girlfriend. I even named my new basset hound puppy after the little sister. Besides? Honestly? These two young women were waaaaaaay out of my league---waaaaaay too smart and beautiful for me. But we were pals.
SO anyway, we happened to move late in high school and I sorta left high school and went to college, but we exchanged letters etc. up until we were 22 or so and then it fell off...for about 20 years, until today! And do you know, she and her husband live up the street.....well, not too far away.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 3:24 PM