- Friday night was my high school 35-year reunion. Sort of an informal affair, and not sure what sort of showing we'd get. Out of a class of around 320, I'd guesstimate that there were over a hundred that came. Not bad for old farts. Thank God there were name tags. I think that we all underwent some sort of physical change when we hit 50. The good news...no one looked 60! There were a handful of people who were attending their first reunion (and kicking themselves for not coming to the others). There were a few bored spouses (why would you drag your spouse to one of these things?). There were a few widows/widowers, which was sad. While I was one of the die-hards that stuck around until getting kicked out at 1:00 AM, the crowd was noticeably smaller by 11:00. I guess those were the classmates that didn't take a nap earlier...
- Most interesting meeting of the night was with the girlfriend of one of my classmates. He is a guy that I really had nothing to do with back in the day. But he really followed my band starting about 5-6 years ago when we were playing a lot in town, so that changed. Anyhoo...he came up to me by the bar with his very attractive, and obviously much younger girlfriend. And said, "My girlfriend needs to tell you something..." Generally, not words one wants to hear. She simply said, "You were always my favorite band director." OK. I haven't taught HS band in over 20 years. And this girl didn't look like this back in the day, or I would have remembered! She did tell me her first name, and I took it from there. I definitely remembered her and her classmates--I just didn't recognize her. It was a nice blast from the past!
- I mentioned I was to have a date of my own for the reunion, but travel plans changed, so I went stag. But she DID pass through town early Saturday morning, and we got together for about an hour or two. It was former HNTer, and current adult movie star Tara Tainton! We talked about her road trip, peeing in the snow, fetishes, boob jobs, health food, car problems, the pool party (that she had planned on coming to), and all sorts of other things. Of course, since I still had the OsShirt for the weekend, the obligatory picture (and flash) were taken! The one thing I forgot about her is how petite she really is! Then she went on her merry way to points north and west.
- The rest of the weekend was spent in front of the computer writing arrangements for the soul band. Once I get in a zone, I can't stop writing, and I was definitely in it on Saturday. Other than a Sunday morning rehearsal, I was back at it the next day, too. I don't have any other distractions in the coming week, so I should get things finished up pretty quickly.
Monday, August 16, 2010
But very busy.
Posted by Osbasso at 8/16/2010 08:29:00 AM