July 3, 2009


Fact: I despise Facebook.

I've got the profile and everything, but there's very little on there that I actually update on a regular basis. Their ever-changing policies and the lack of privacy make me uncomfortable. I use it mostly to contact friends who, like me, are telephone-phobes. But after hanging out with one of my best friends from high school and hearing some of the gossip, I scrolled through all the folks from my graduating class, just out of curiosity.


Holy crap.

There are babies and people are married and there are a whole bunch of guys in the military now, looking dashing in their dress uniforms in their profile pictures. I mean, I'm aware that people are growing up and going out into the world -- hell, I was a bridesmaid at my friend's wedding when we were nineteen and she has a kid now -- but it's a little shocking to see it all at once.

Also surprising? Discovering that a teenage crush I assumed would die with time and distance hasn't gone quietly into that good-night. Rather, the fellow in question is perhaps more appealing now that he's some sort of world traveler with the kind of foreign experiences that terrify me a little bit.

Curiouser and curiouser. The ten-year reunion should be interesting. I might go, provided there's booze and I have somehow become this fierce:

(But hopefully not that crazy.)


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