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Okay, so, have you ever sort-of-kinda gotten back in touch or crossed with someone after awhile, and after a few minutes of talking about the old days, things get quiet and a little awkward because you realize that the "old days" are all you really have in common anymore? Yeah, it’s weird.

Which is why it’s so cool that I had the totally opposite thing happen last weekend, and it was a freaking blast. A little setup: Maybe a month or so ago, I fired off an email to a guy I hadn’t seen in almost – and believe me, it was a shock to write this – TWENTY years. Last time I had even corresponded with him was probably ten years ago, and that was just a couple emails when I lived in Florida.

So he answers and we start emailing over the past few weeks, and he gives Crossing Decembers a read and it’s ridiculous how much we have in common that I don’t even think we knew (or would acknowledge) back when we were 17 or 18, and we decide to hang out last Friday night after work.

Very, very cool night. Ran for pizza, played a lot of catch-up, talked about families and life and books and movies and and all things geek, met his wife, and the three of us spent I-lost-track-of-how-many hours playing Rock Band – which, by the way, kicks ass and will be in the Booth household as soon as they release a Wii version so hurry-the-frak-up-already – and just generally had an unbelievably relaxed and good time.

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February 27, 2008 - Posted by | 1980s, Games, geek, Ohio

2 Comments »

  1. “Okay, so, have you ever sort-of-kinda gotten back in touch or crossed with someone after awhile, and after a few minutes of talking about the old days, things get quiet and a little awkward because you realize that the ‘old days’ are all you really have in common anymore?”
    Wow. I don’t think you could have characterized our friendship any better. I have to say, I’m completely relieved that you recognize this as well. Now we can stop pretending to be friends and finally move on with our lives. Best of luck, I guess.

    Comment by Adam | February 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. As the other half of this dynamic evening, I was also surprised by how easy it was to just slide back into friendship with you. Surprised not because of you, but because of several past failures in this arena.
    I fault lack of cell phones, lack of Internet and lack of cars as the reasons that our original acquaintance faded to black so many years ago.
    It was exciting to break the “green olive and bacon” pizza out of retirement after so many years of people cringing when I mention the best combo in pizza history. Hope you like sodium!
    So, we’re back in the saddle–I hope this time, to stay.

    Comment by Kink | February 28, 2008 | Reply


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