Fall Break For Forty Year Old
Not exactly a girls (or boys) gone wild. No beaches. Only limited alcohol.
But there was a lot of staying up late silliness.
Carly sent me to Seattle for the long weekend (Thursday to Monday) as a 40th Birthday present, Ben and Ping provided transport, and Mike and Sara a place to stay, Steve M and Trey entertainment. We stayed up late, ate heavy fattening breakfasts, watched Steve M play video games for hours and hours, even tried some gaming. The latter didn't pan out quite as we hoped, but there was always lots of game-chat which is often just as good.
It was good to see everyone. It was a definite break. A pause. Punctuation. That was something I could use. And it gave me an opportunity to detox (by retoxing!) from the Will hospitalization.
It is interesting how easily I can slip back into the groove with my college friends. I met these friends 20 years ago, and stopped seeing them on a daily or weekly basis over 15 years ago. And yet, it feels quite natural to just kick up our feet, pop the cap off a cold one, and rejoin a conversation we started low those many years ago.
I think everyone got a kick out of the video chat with the kids. Sadly, we only had one successful one. That technology is not 100% yet (that and our schedule was not conducive to chatting two out of four days). It was gratifying returning home and having Will say: "I am not missing you anymore."