video: Good ol’ days?
Something about the recent flood of alumni finding me on Facebook feels a bit like this moment from The Simpsons:
It’s not like I want to be anti-social or offend, but it’s so odd for these people that I did not hang out with beyond perhaps 3rd grade–certainly not in high school–requesting to connect with me. They ask me how I’ve been and how it’s been such a long time and I’m thinking, “Whut?”
There were some people that I was close with and I did try to keep in touch with them, but amazingly enough I started to hear from less and less of them over time, especially from the “close friends” that I felt comfortable enough to come out to. And to be honest, I knew these people for a lot longer than some of the real life and virtual friends I have today, but it’s been years. I suppose also my parents moved away from Atlanta not long after I graduated high school, so I didn’t have Atlanta as “home” to go back to on breaks and after college. I’m mostly in touch with one friend from those days and she’s more like family than a friend by now.