Friday, December 2, 2011

party like it's 1999

My ten year reunion was last weekend. I think my idea of what it would be like has dramatically changed (more than once) since graduating in 2001. I had a serious boyfriend all throughout college, and we moved into together a year after I graduated. We were on the marriage track. You know, until we weren't. I don't regret the relationship, but I definitely regret things I did (and didn't do). They say (and by they, I mean Sex and the City) that it takes half as long as the relationship to get over it. This means I've got another six months before I'm really OVER it. Let me tell you, seven years was a long time, but this three and half since seems even longer in some ways, and like no time at all in another way.

Needless to say, I might not be where I thought I'd be, but I'm happy nonetheless! I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. So back to the reunion. I totally forgot to take pictures, but I'm sure some will be posted on Facebook, and I can hijack them! I'm grateful that I still have some of my fabulous friends from high school, and even before!

nothing beats sleepover pictures. i still wear those glasses. to bed.

whatever! (it was 1996 afterall)

8th grade dance.

prom. 2011.
But the throwbacks don't end there. I also went to see Dashboard Confessional this week. Now that's a band who REALLY makes me feel young again. I remember blasting those cd's anytime a boy wronged me. Hell, I was belting it out even when I was happy. And I still am! That music also makes me think of college, and of some guy whipping out his acoustic guitar and singing for the ladies. My very own prom date (seen above) was known to do just that.

this short man makes beautiful music. definitely a panty dropper!

The show was fabulous as expected, even though our friend couldn't make it at the last minute. We met up with other friends and a fun night that started with shopping in Union Square and ended "stealing" a cab from another girl. I was disappointed that Chris didn't play an encore though.

Ah, got to love acoustic performances. Especially ones where you can hear me, Rob and a million other people singing louder than the performer. I'm seeing Taking Back Sunday and Bouncing Souls later on this month, and I can't wait!

The excitement of the holidays makes it easy to get distracted from the real world (you know work, the gym), but I've been making progress. I've even dragged Nicole to the gym when she didn't want to be dragged. I know she was happier for it in the end though. And I always am too, because I work out better when I'm with someone else, even if we're each doing our own thing.

I'm finally reading again too. I miss book club. Once the holidays are over, book club is back on! I got so many books at the library this week, and am currently reading "Desperation" by Stephen King. So far - so creepy! Between watching murder mysteries and reading creepy books, I'm setting myself up for nightmares.

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