Class Reunion II

Quote of the Day      “O wad some power the giftie gie us, To see oursel’s as ithers see us!  It wad frae monie a blunder free us.”            — Robert Burns, from “To a Louse”

The Pascagoula Class of ’88 finally reunites this weekend.  I posted awhile back about the reservations I had, but those have pretty much disappeared.  The only part of me not looking forward to the weekend now is the little red devil in charge of lazy, lounging on my shoulder, and occasionally whispering, “aw man, 200 miles is a long way; wouldn’t you rather just be sittinathomebaen this weekend.” Fortunately, I can usually–ok, often–defeat that annoying little bastard.

One never knows how he is seen by others, and part of being twenty years out of high school is not caring nearly as much about it as we formerly did.  On the inside, we come to know ourselves during those decades, and today I consider how I’ve changed since the spring of 1988, and how I’m the same.

Then–All I thought about was girls, in general;  Now–All I think about are girls, two in particular.

Then–Listened to Jimmy Buffett, Hank Williams Jr, Motley Crue;  Now–Jimmy Buffett, Robert Earl Keen, and Todd Snider–but the Crue is definitely still on the Ipod.

Then–Slightly worried about going off to college and how I’d do the next year; Now–slightly worried about business and how I’ll do next year.

Then–In shape; Now–Not in shape.

Then–Didn’t like to travel and be away from Pascagoula; Now–Glad I grew up in Pascagoula.

Then–Miller Lite and Vodka Tonic; Now–Pinot Noir and Malbec.

Then–Subaru with 90,000 miles; Now–Acura with 180,000 miles.

Then–George Bush and you can’t trust liberals; Now–Anybody BUT George Bush, preferably a liberal.

Then–Youth; Now–Youth is wasted on the young.

Then–No money, no problem; Now–all the money I really need, but it never seems enough.

Then–Drunken BS late at night; Now–sober bloggin, late at night.

So am I still the same guy I was back then?  Yes, but a lot different too. I wonder if anyone else will think I’ve changed much?  I hope they’re all just the same as I remember.  Well, most of them anyway.

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About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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