I’ve had a bit of a shock to the system lately. I’m completely buried in the redesign of the new Library website. Last night, I woke up around 12:30am (sorry… I went to sleep early…) because I was basically having dreams about working on the website. So I woke up in a sweat… and started working on the website. In the mean time, I’ve been busy with side jobs after work for a Dr office and still have another visit or 2 left to finish the job… February 2nd is the website roll out date… and it can’t come soon enough.
I’m also in a bit of a time warp… the year is now 2009, which means 20 years ago (June 8, 1989 to be precise… which I remember because it was my birthday – still is, in fact), I graduated from high school… along with 98 some other classmates. Some of those classmates are coming out of the wood work. People I haven’t spoken to in years, and I’m feeling this odd mixture of longing to renew acquaintances with my old friends, and shame in having lost touch with them. Why do we “lose” best friends? Was the best just temporary, or did it mean anything? Who knows… I know I want to see my friends again. There was a song they had us sing in Music class in grade school… which seems to have a few lines burned into my mind: “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold”. Seems appropriate.
I’m finding it cool to find out what some of my classmates have done with their life. More than one is in a band or two. One’s actually an MMA fighter/trainer. Some live overseas. Some still live nearby. Who knows what the other’s do? Are they more successful than me? Less? Does it matter? I think all that matters is that they’re all happy.