Just got back from a reunion for my high school band. I only live about an hour away from where I went to high school, but decided to crash at my friend Denise's house for the weekend anyways. Three other friends stayed there too, so it was really a blast.
We had a reception on Friday night and then Denise twisted my arm and made me march in the alumni band at the Severna Park High School Tournament of Bands. It did turn out to be fun, although pretty danged cold. Yes, I was and am a band geek.
The best part of the weekend was just hanging out with each other though…it was great to see Denise, Ted (who came up from Atlanta), Pat (who came up from Texas) and Doug (who lives nearby in Maryland). It is funny…we have all changed in many ways, but in others we are still very much the same. And it is nice to be around good friends who remember you from 20 years (yes 20!) ago. I was amazed at how easy it was to pick up with each other even though we don't see each other often enough these days.
We definitely are not as young as we used to be. But I wouldn't call us completely old yet.
Now I just need to recover from not having enough sleep…