Ok ok ok… I’m off the highway now and have been since Sunday night, but I liked that title. 🙂
I had a BLAST this weekend. I saw so many people I haven’t seen in so long, and it was a good time just like the old days! Friday night, we caught up in my high school’s cafeteria during our mix and mingle. The highlight of the event was seeing Chad Royston, who was one of my fave people in the ACCENT (gifted) program in elementary. We were also in orchestra and most of my accelerated classes together. He still remembered being my 50s dance partner in 6th grade as we learned dances like swing. And he showed me the Lindy Hop that he’s been learning recently in Texas, where he lives now!
Then, I bar hopped like the old days (but the old days for me was in college–I had never gone from place to place with them since I left early!). We went to a Mexican restaurant for margaritas, a regular bar to meet up with other folks, and then to another lil place where one of us was hosting a party. I got in at like 3, so I was beat!
Saturday… I slept in!! And woke up to text messages about meeting up at Shoney’s that morning. Oops! That night, Rick escorted me to our class party, and there were even more people there. We had over 400 people in our class. So of course, because I hadn’t seen or talked to so many in so long, I forgot how many friends I had! Mostly everyone still look the same and are doing very well! Yay, class of ’99! After that, Rick and I went to the 930 Blues Cafe and kept the good times rolling. The okra was to die for, and of course the drinks and music were worth the while.
Overall, we had a really good turnout, and we definitely reconnected. I’ll probably see my classmates way more often now. We’re already thinking of doing something around Christmas. 🙂 Go Arrows!