I had a wonderful weekend. It's hard to describe how great it was to see everybody...Seeing Disco was almost overwhelming. It took me back three years to Soph year and everything we had done. That was a great year for me - living in Burke, hanging out at the TownHouses, Jazz at Dock Side, the 50's class, my first year as an english major. All of that came flooding back to me when I saw him. It was fabulous and painful all at the same time.
And I think I convinced him that a sound financial investment would be to marry me in ten years.
I was hit on the ride home today by the realization of how many people I care for, and how many of them care for me as well. First it was being at the 'Naw with everybody and getting hugs from everybody. Then it was at Lemur's with Disco and everybody else. I saw PlayDoh whom I havn't seen in, oh, YEARS and that was great (we were ghetto Chick Monks. We be down the with the lord our god. Word.). Ed and I had some great conversations down by the fire. I ended up waking up before everybody else and drove back to campus (mainly so I wouldn't be there when Ed woke up. He broke the cardinal rule and passed out first).
Sunday was fabulous. Right now I am so hoarse I sound like a skanky sex phone operator. I screamed for everybody I knew and they all heard me. I saw a lot of my professors (Laurie gave me the mom look when she saw my tongue piercing, it was priceless). AmyLou and I gave Herr Humphrey a big hug and chatted with him a bit. All of my old professors really enjoyed seeing me, and I enjoyed chatting with them and telling them what I was doing now. I ended up going to dinner with Nick, Nick's brother Nate, Ed and Disco down at the 'Naw. I was pretty tired from the previous night so I just headed back to Burke with Nick where we talked, boozed it up, and watched Ghost Ship (which was very good I thought). The talk was very good and very well needed.
It's amazing. I've been out of college for a year. So much has happened, so much has gone on. Friendships challenged, new friendships made. Secrets told and kept and now I'm employed, have a great circle of friends here in the cities whom I love and care for so very much, I'm buying a condo and I just know that this is where I am supposed to be. Even with friends in Green Bay and Chicago who mean the world to me, this is where I am home.
Thanks to everybody who reads this. You all have helped make the transition here most wonderful. I am so lucky to know each and every one of you. I look forward to what the future brings. More years in Minneapolis, and more new people in my life.