Saturday night was the main event. I was finally able to attend a party with some college friends courtesy of Jeff and Sara Jane. I won’t bore you with the details, the important thing is that I got to talk to some people I haven’t interacted with in a long time. It was great to talk to people like Joe and Ali, and see that they are doing well. And of course there was plenty of reason to drink alcohol and eat chocolate, which makes for a very pleasant evening of loudly regaling tales of stupidity from yesteryear.
I miss a lot of people from my past. Life changes, and people drift in and out. While regret shouldn’t become such a big part of your life, it often does. I keep saying that I will make a better effort at keeping in touch with friends, but, quite frankly, I’m lousy at it. It’s not intentional, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my progressive lifestyle… I’m not sure what that was supposed to mean. My life isn’t that busy, but I get easily distracted by my job, my girlfriend, and shiny plastic discs. In reality, I’m jealous of the fact that Lisa still talks to friends who knew her in third grade, when 8 years is a ridiculously long time for me to know anyone outside my family at this point. And those people who have known me for the better part of a decade are only occasional acquaintances these days.
I think for my non-New Year’s resolution (why wait for a specific date to start working on your life?), I’m going to try to e-mail as many people that I’ve been meaning to say hi to as possible. College friends, bar buddies, musical companions, etc. I’ve known a lot of people in my life, and it’s nice to keep in touch with more than a passing encounter.