Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Things have been pretty busy around Casa del Jeopardy these days.
Easily the biggest event of late was my 20th high school reunion. I remember when my folks went to my dad's 20th, and I'm nowhere near as old as he is. Someone must be messing around with the time-space continuum again.

Here we are all gussied up for the party:

And to give you some indication of how people change over 20 years, here are 3 good friends then and now.


Welcome to Mullettville, population:3

We had only been at the party for an hour by the time the 10th person asked "Why aren't you on facebook?"
I may be a tech guy, but I think I am slowly evolving into a high-order Luddite. My new cell phone can only do one thing: make phone calls. No camera, no Internet, no GPS, no frills. I think it was designed for old people. Long story short, I caved to peer pressure (just like high school) and signed up for facebook the next day. I've heard from friends that I have neither seen nor heard from on decades. When I left college in '92, there was no Internet, and by extension, no email. keeping in touch with far-flung friends was difficult, and if you lost someone's phone number, you'd likely never speak to them again. Facebook may have it's faults (it's a stalker's paradise), but I'm enjoying catching up.
I'd be remiss if I didn't note one old friend who couldn't make it. He was born with a heart condition and was always living on borrowed time. It ran out some years back. I remember he and I went to see Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on opening weekend. As I recall, he wasn't too fond of the scene where the evil priest removed the still-beating heart from the sacrificial victim. He was a great guy with a terrific sense of humor and I was really hoping to get to see him again.


Lilli said...

Where is the old picture of you???

Kris, in New England said...

Gorgeous pics of you and your family Jeopardy - just beautiful.

Diggin' the mullets. Those were the days.

I've got people bugging me to try out Facebook as well; like you my cell phone makes phone calls, that's it. And frankly I'm not sure I want to keep in touch with anyone from high school.

Then again, it could be fun.