Thursday, February 25, 2010

You Know That Thing I Hope Everyone Else Does...

You know that thing I hope everyone else does, where you are thinking back to your younger years and of people you hadn't thought of in a long time--maybe even people you cared deeply for at the time, but somehow lost touch with... and then you decide to Google them and see if you can find out what had happened in their lives in the intervening 25 years or so...

You know that thing, right? I'm not the only one who does that, right?

Just humor me. I'm feeling all fragile and stuff now.

So I just spent some time doing that, and found a lead on someone who really meant a lot to be back in the day... and if the person I found on facebook is the same person (hard to really tell from the picture, as it is from a much more recent time than 25 years ago), it's a bit heartbreaking because this person seems to have changed a lot.

I don't mean the looks... I mean judging by the things under "I'm a fan of..."

Anyway, as if I haven't had enough lessons about not digging in the past...

In other news, I think I've booked my weekends until Spring Break! This would be good news if I ran some sort of business that involved booking events or jobs or whatever. I mean, it's not really a bad thing, it's just I'm a person who enjoys an open schedule.

You know, maybe I could kill some time one day and do a Venn diagram of the me from now and the me from 25 years ago. I wonder what would overlap? I wonder if I can even channel the me from 25 years ago...

Whatever. I think I'm going to bed. It's not that you aren't all swell people and all. It's just that I'm tired.

6 comments:

Purple Cow said...

Facebook is for fogies who turn FORTY! I found all my old school friends scattered around the world after 20 years of obliterating them from my mind. Its like picking up a story that you left unread and finding out what happened next. I've even been accepting friends requests from people I didn't really like all that much back then and am seeing them and how I was in a different light. Recently an old school FB friend died and I wondered what the whole point of catching up was...much better to have had her alive in my mind. Also it surprises me how old boyfriends pop up on FB. My first kiss boyfriend popped up and totally surprised me soon after I joined but since then I see that its a routine thing. So weird seeing your entire life on a FB list...

Colleen Courtney said...

I like the way you write, keep it up!

toppogigio said...

I guess I'm one of those fogies (except I'm 50...). I just got dragged kicking and screaming into FB, and in a week's time have done exactly what you describe: search out all of those "lost" classmates. Some I've contacted, others....well, there is something to be said for leaving the past in the past. But the contacts have been fun, and it's nice to know that I'm really not alone in the world after all. Yeah, it's tough to learn of the passing of a friend, but it's a lot easier to get through it with other friends who knew them as well. I guess that last bit of contact gives some peace in knowing that you did re-acquaint yourselves at some level.

Good food for thought here!

I dunno about planning the weekends, but I guess it gives you some "structure" if you're trying to get things done, such as work for grad school... Cite away!

Robin said...

You know I'm on FB... well when I first started blogging it was on FB and it moved to here. Right after the daily blogging started was when wayback week was going on and, in turn, I started blogging about junior high and high school. It churned up all of this stuff. People I wasn't even close friends with were commenting. It was strange how we all shared the same insecurities and whatnot. The whole thing rattled everyone on my friends list. It was like this big earthquake or something that only we felt. I guess I'm suggesting that you hold off on your judgments of the people back then and the people now. Appearances are deceptive.

Red Fox Lettering said...

funny...i recently wrote a blog on the word 'random', then found your blog by random selection! keep up with the funny-- and face book is a strange cyber-world, to be sure.

Milly said...

good night!