Monday, March 30, 2009


Reconnecting is a good title for this entry for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that I see that the last entry I posted here was over 2 months ago. It was a busy two months with very little of it spent online.

I appear to be changing my online habits back again. Mostly that is thanks to Facebook. I'd had an account there for a while but had never actually used it. For a while it didn't have any profile information or anything. I can't even say what made me think to log on to it and finally add my info.

I'm glad I did though because as soon as I filled out a profile I began to have what I thought were long lost friends finding me there. I've had a lot of high school classmates and friends from where I grew up contact me. Some I remember very well indeed and some I really don't. I've also had at least one friend I made online who I thought I'd totally lost contact with, contact me there.

Connie and I went to Orlando last week to do some work on the house. One guy who I'd known well because he lived in my neighborhood had told me to let him know the next time I'd be in Orlando.

Well I did and a week ago yesterday we got together for the first time in 32 years. Connie and I met him and is wife at one of our (and theirs too it turns out) favorite local pizza places. We all got along great and it was like the 32 years didn't matter. I'd wondered if it would be awkward. Would we be too different now. The last time I saw him was when he went away to college (he was a year ahead of me) so it had been almost twice as long since I'd seen him as we were OLD last time we saw one another. Didn't matter. It felt perfectly comfortable and we just sort of seemed to pick right up. Of course there was a lot to catch up on but that was fun. It was also fun talking about some of the memories. All in all it was an awesome experience. But did I get a picture of the two of us together? LOL nope, forgot all about it until way too late. Maybe next time since I'm sure there will BE a next time...and not in 32 years!

I have also been contacted on Facebook by an old friend who I thought I met in 5th grade but she says it was 1st. I'm sure she's right but my elementary school memories pretty much start in 5th grade. The earlier ones were not my happiest. We were in school together from then on but after high school she went off to college, got married and moved all around and until now I never had any contact with her. It's been great to reconnect.

All in all I'm loving this maybe I can stay connected here and write my next entry here sooner than two months from now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Reconnecting can be good or bad, I am glad you had a great experience with your friend. I am enjoying Facebook too. Got lots of updates on some high school friends, and met up with one last night.

I was wondering when you were going to make a new blog entry.
No more writers block, or procrastination.