I finally got an email address for a high school boyfriend about a month ago. This is a guy and I had relationship for about three years. He wasn’t the great love of my life or anything like that and things ended on kind of a weird note. (He moved away, we sort of stayed together but eventually I wanted to date other people, I was a junior in high school after all and, whatever.) Anyway, he’s a guy I remember fondly and I find myself, not too infrequently, being reminded of him by something Sean says or does.
So I got his email address and tried to contact him. But I made a fatal mistake. I left the link to the blog on the email.
I haven’t heard back.
And when I think about it I’m not surprised. The thing is, reading this, gives you glimpse into my life that I’d want of those old friends. No, you don’t hear about it every time I’ve got a cold, (right now, and it’s a doozy, in case you were wondering) but who cares? You don’t want to know that anyway. You know about the kids, you hear a bit about Sean, and about work and about stealing cars (Sorry, that’s just not going to get old to me). Basically, you know all of the stuff that I want to know about the people that I went to high school with. Maybe a little more. But there’s little or no obligation on your part. (A comment really wouldn’t go amiss here though, just so you know.)
I have neither the time nor the inclination to really rekindle these old relationships. I don’t have the hours to spend on the phone that I did. And if I were going to spend hours on the phone, it wouldn’t be with friends from high school anyway. I don’t actually want contact, I just want to know how and what they’re doing.
I want to read their blogs.
I do have a few old friends who blog (Actually, only really one that I know of.) and I’m facebook friends with a few more (Although myspace is infinitely better for that kind of thing because you can go in and look without obligating yourself to any kind of actual contact.) and that’s all I want. I just want to know what Chris is doing, if Mike is married, does Ken have kids? (Why are these all male?) And that’s it. I want the high school reunion without the actual reunion. (I live 2000 miles from my high school, I’m not ever going to make it to the reunions.)
So what I’m saying is, Scott, if you’re reading this, either contact me or I’m going to need a link to your blog. 😉