I heard a song one day that I have not heard in years and it reminded me of Beth, a college roommate of mine senior year when I lived in an off-campus apartment with her and 2 other girls [Ellen and Bobbi]. The last time I saw her we had too many margaritas in some bar in Manhattan on a weeknight before we went our own ways in the working world of NYC. Maybe 15 years ago?
And I wonder. I had a lot of good friends in college. Some in high school too. And if life had not taken us different ways we would probably still be friends but I do not even know where the hell they are now. And I would like to say, “What’s up?”
So. Here is an experiment. Sometimes people google themselves [I have been known to do this.] I am going to list the names of some old friends that I have “lost.” If you find yourself on this list, please comment. I would love to catch up with you.
[My name is Michele by the way…]
And, yeah, those pictures on the top? The left one is college, the right one is high school.
Beth Bey [shit or is it Beth Bay I always got that mixed up] – hey girl! Look at my chicken.
Deirdre Dreyfuss – we talked a few years ago. I lost your number. We threw a pie at someone once …
Wendy Gardner – we saw each other through boyfriends (Walt – yours. Dave, Paul – mine.) There was a gum incident…
Valerie Linck – we talked a few years ago too… are you running that inn in Vermont yet?
Christopher Park – remember North Campus dorm #7? The last time I saw you, you gave me a ride on the back of your motorcycle in Berkeley… do you still idolize Dylan? Remember Glo?
Lynn Sessa – you emailed me for high school reunion. I emailed you and it bounced back. You have a twin.
Marta Minnerop – we had homeroom together for years. We cut classes one day and went to Manhattan to see “A Man and a Woman” with French subtitles. Then we went to Macy’s to shop for shoes.
Yumiko Ikuta – we shared that damn van from Queens. Every day. With Augie and Greer.
Monique Stoehr – you were my best friend for years, you helped me run away. And then it was all over. I am not mad anymore, I hope you are not either.
That is all for now. I would add some guys but, well, maybe next time [Milldog, Finkelstein, Dinner bell… okay I am happily married – stop that…]
So, what’s up?