Friday, October 23, 2009

Go Ahead. Make my Day.


Last night, I danced upstairs to join my husband with a huge grin on my face! No babe, you're not getting lucky but I just did! Remember that one guy I told you about back in college? A friend of a friend, we sometimes hung around in the same circles. Remember I was interested in him and he even gave me a ride home one night and we spent a little "quality time" in the front seat of his two-door hatchback?

Remember how I thanked God our little tryst didn't extend beyond the pretty innocent make out session? Because, the next day, when my friend, Jen and I ran into him? There was no knowing eye contact, no request for a real date, no sly/flirty exchange, there was merely a lack of acknowledgment.

Let's be honest, the real reason we in the over 40 30 set join Facebook is to see how our high school/college compatriots are holding up in comparison to how we are. Some we friend, some we don't. Some we cyberstalk. Sometimes, the stars and planets align and we see a former crush show up in mutual friend's comment stream.

And sometimes they look like shit.

19 comments:

rachel... said...

And sometimes they look okay, but their status updates reveal their bigoted, right-wing-extremist ignoriance and you end blocking them. And then you're glad that you were so drunk you vomited on yourself the night he crashed in your hotel room on spring break. :)

Life As I Know It said...

Yes! Sometimes they are bald and fat and look a decade older than they really are. And that? Makes us feel pretty good ;)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Aaah.. schadenfreude!

anya said...

Ha ha! It's karma at it's best.

Sue said...

Ha! I totally can't picture you with that other dude (if I'm thinking of the right dude, and I think I am). You and Mr. Manic really do make a great combination.

Spot On Your Pants said...

So...???

I assume he was not Mr. Right after all? Yea for you!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Yup. Totally true.

anymommy said...

I hoped that last line was coming and it still made me laugh out loud. Life's sweetest moments ;-)

Momma Hunt said...

Ahh such a sweet story. Isn't it great when people who at some point in life made you miserable now are busted-I Love it

MiMi said...

OMG, that is freakin' hilarious. : )

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

The last line is priceless!

texasholly said...

And sometimes they end up gay. And sometimes they send you four page email lists about why they hated you in high school.

JCK said...

LMAO.

For a self-described drive-by blogger, you're damn good, lady!

Have missed you.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oooh! I love it when that happens!

queenofphrump said...

tooooo funny! So true and soooooo funny! It is good that we had those experiences with these people when we were young... I mean when they were young.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

So often the case with the cute high school/college guy...bald and jowly is a common theme.

mama-face said...

I know, don't you wonder why they look so old? What happened to them? Especially the men. :)

Kristen said...

You know what tee is coming next?

Facebook: reconnecting people with exes and frenemies since 2004.

Oh, you know I did.

Jason, as himself said...

You are absolutely right. It's always, "Man, he has not aged well!" Or, "you totally aged better than she did!"

It's kind of sick.

But I love seeing the kid who was so athletic and well built and MEAN who is now a big old pasty dough boy. Like Anya said...karma at its best.

 

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