Of all the things I suck at - and there are many - the most personally frustrating is that I suck keeping in touch. So I was glad to reconnect with a friend from college a couple weeks ago. It reminded me of the last point in time that I was truly without responsibility. Ed and I had a lot of fun together.
We spent basically a whole summer drinking Hamms, smoking Camels, and playing basketball. And the whole time the only song we listened to was "Cold Metal" by Iggy Pop. And he was indirectly responsible for DW and I getting together.
Ed and I were both History majors and we signed up for a class together. "History of Southeast Asia." We got to class on day 1, and the teacher handed out 35 maps - due in 2 weeks. How dare he expect us to actually work. So we did what any sane college student would do - we dropped it. And we picked up social dance - 400 level honors mind you.
DW was also in that class by chance as well. By the end of the semester, we were doing the polka and on our way to getting married. So thanks again Ed for dropping that class, or god knows where I'd be right now.
Ed, as it happens is still in touch with a bunch of our old crowd. So hopefully I'll be able to get back in touch with everyone.