Monday, May 23, 2011

When are you going to start dancing to Time After Time?*

Ten years ago this month I attended senior prom with Michael and also prepared to graduate from Lake Ridge Academy.   I spent 13 years at LRA where I made many friends and participated in more activities than I can count.  I recently volunteered to be a class agent and serve on the alumni council, which means I had to also attend the 10-year class reunion this weekend.

Our class had 39 graduates, and 10 of us showed up; not a bad percentage.  The front row includes me and 2 members of our quartet.  Jane was a year younger so it's no wonder she wasn't there.  I've known some of these guys since 2nd grade, and it's very cool that I had a chance to see them again this weekend.

Highlights include seeing everyone, working with Blake (former Student Council ally) to move tables together for dinner, beer on campus, and more specifically, beer during the "2001 kids take a campus tour" segment.  I didn't even want a beer but I grabbed a Sam Adams so we could all hold them in the classrooms.

Elena and I first watched Romy & Michelle's High School reunion when we were sophormores (I think) and the moment had finally come:  We didn't order the business woman's special or have a crush on Billy Christensen or dance to Time After Time, but we did do this.   It was probably the highlight of the night for me.... especially when she showed me how to hold my arms.  Love you, Lenie-Pie!


*Lakshman actually asked us this

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.  It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
-Agatha Christie, The Last Séance

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Ultimate To Do List

In the merry month of May I have (in addition to normal every day tasks):

  • 12 family and friend and coworker birthdays, including my own!
  • Mother's Day and a baby shower and a First Communion party (none of which I can attend, I do not live in Ohio.  But!  That's what greeting cards and shipping companies are for)
  • A conference call for a new alumni group I joined
  • To buy mint at the grocery store in order to have a mint julep while I watch the KENTUCKY DERBY!  (admittedly a fun to-do item)
  • A big ol' lower price promotion at work to get more sales in the door and more hours out of us
  • Occasional transportation duties for Michael's 5 exams at crazy times of day or night
  • A road trip to Ohio for... 
  • My 10 year high school reunion
  • To take the car for service before all this driving to Ohio this month and Florida in June
  • Dinner and/or weekend celebrating above mentioned coworker birthdays
  • A dinner cruise to celebrate the end of the graduate school year
  • To change our address for the umpteenth time in about 24 months.  Seriously.  I am surprised the post office can keep up
  • Michael's Cornell University Graduation
  • Subsequent parties and family in town to celebrate said graduation
  • To pack up and clean our entire POS student housing apartment 
  • To donate and/or toss items not worthy of hauling to Florida

I am sure there are many more others that I simply have not yet realized.  Meanwhile, I will be busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest*  What is it about May?!

*TM My Dad