Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thawing Out

We are off to Florida for our college reunion today! There will be an absolute ton of old friends on hand and I am so excited for the chance to hang out with them again. There is a core group of friends who have kept in touch and all attended one another's weddings, and I think they will all be there. Most of our college buddies that attended our wedding will be there, and several who weren't able to make it as well. BFF(H) will be there, so I'm getting to see her twice in a 12-month stretch which is beyond awesome.

Our social circle in the town where we live is pretty small. We have no family here and only a handful of friends made through our jobs over the years. None of our college friends are within socializing distance (the closest are about 5 hours away), so this weekend represents an unprecedented opportunity to reconnect with our old social network. I'm afraid when we come home, I'm going to be very sad to leave the circle again. I know I'll be sad to be returning to snow.

I haven't been back to visit the campus since 1998 and looking at the campus map, things have changed A LOT. I'm kinda freaking out about that just a little. I have such fond memories, and I know this is going to be a shock. I just hope I can be more excited about seeing the improvements than I am sad about the changes.

I'm also VERY curious to see some of the people who I haven't kept up with over the years. I'm wondering how many of them will have kids in tow, and how many will ask if we have any kids. I'm braced for the inquiry and trying to remember some of the better comebacks I've heard, but they are escaping me at the moment. Is it wrong that I'm secretly hoping that most of them are fatter, more grey and more wrinkled than I am?

"Why no, we don't have kids..." but hey, I do still get carded for alcohol at age 38. I'll take my joy where I find it!


  1. "Is it wrong that I'm secretly hoping that most of them are fatter, more grey and more wrinkled than I am?"

    Absolutely not--I would hope that too!

  2. I hope you guys have a great time in Florida!! The sun and warmth alone will be a nice change!! I haven't been back to my college since I graduated in 2001 and I know that it's changed a ton as well. Makes me nostalgic for the old days... ah, well. Safe travels!!

  3. AH, what I would give to be in Florida right now! Hope you have a great time.

  4. hope your reunion is really fun! most of my college friends are super fertile and were super-insensitive to me when i told them about my IF, and so i dont even talk to them anymore. you are lucky to still have a group!!

  5. Have a great time down here! I hope it warms up for you. :) And I'm dying to know where you went to school.