Saturday, December 15, 2007

Unexpected excitement!

I was going to write a post about my frenzied trip to the mall today (TODAY, the Saturday that's a week before Christmas! Crazy.) I was going to write about the outfits I saw (I truly saw my first REAL pimp. I shit you not. A fuzzy hat, the gold bling, the pointy boots and swagger. I turned and stared... ), the people in such a great mood (G*d Damnit! Stop that! Get over here! Grumble, whine, screech!), the parents that were just BEGGING for a psycho to snatch their children (Seriously? On one of the busiest days of the year, you're going to let your 3 year old wander 20 feet behind you? I almost slapped a few parents over that one...) and the sales people that were actually really sweet and helpful as I was really nice to them first (It really pays to be kind. You'll get it back a thousand fold. Just a little Suzy Sunshine moment there...).

But instead, I'm going to write that I am SO HAPPY that I bumped into a friend from high school! Well, actually, I sort of chased him to make sure it was him, before banging on his arm to get his attention (wearing ear phones). Thankfully, he recognized me right away and we hugged and it was so sweet. J and I were in theater and speech team together. I had invited him to my wedding, but he had moved, left no forwarding address, and I couldn't find him... We lost contact and I always wondered what he was up to. He was a year behind me, so I couldn't meet up with him at the reunion, though I did accost a guy a week ago at a speech meet and asked him if he was J (seriously, they could have been brothers). Very weird coincidence, don't you think?

So, I got 2 of my hardest people for Christmas finished, but I'm even happier that I got the phone number of one of my old buddies. Can't wait to catch up with him!

11 comments:

Beck said...

People who let their kids wander at the mall DRIVE ME NUTS.
Hey, how cool is that about your old friend? Lots of fun.

Tonya said...

I could never let me kid wander around I make them hold on to my clothing! So if you are in the mall and see me with a baby in the sling and 3 kids holding on to something on me it's ME :)

I love running into old friends so fun! Glad you will be able to catch up with him.

painted maypole said...

fun!

Kami said...

What a day! A pimp, grumpy people and parents that don't keep track of their kids... I am so paranoid about that, both must be right beside me at all times.

How great about your old friend, have fun catching up :-)

Michelle said...

that is so neat that you happened to bump into an old friend from high school! don't lose touch this time :)

R Family of 4 said...

How exciting to have found an old friend! Have fun getting reaquainted.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

That is really strange that you thought you saw him a few weeks ago and then you really DO see him! (whoo-ooooo-oooo) Sometimes I think things don't just "happen" by chance, maybe you were destined to reconnect? That's great!

Kristen said...

Sounds crazy and fun! So exciting that you met an old friend, hope you both enjoy catching up:)

Kellan said...

I don't understaned people that let their kids run wild - aren't they afraid that someone is going to snatch those kids - I am. Take care and have a good week. Kellan

Stacie said...

very cool...the number that is~! the shopping trip not so cool.

I went yesterday (Sunday) and I must have been in my own world, cause I didn't see anything worth talking about...other than my two full carts of stuff. ;)

Kristi said...

I understand that kids want to roam free (mine will almost never tolerate being held for very long anymore) but in the situation you describe, it is so dangerous. That's what strollers are for (even if they don't like it!).

Fun that you ran into an old friend. Made fighting the crowds bearable, I'll bet!

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