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19.12.07

there's something about 10 years on..

I've had the weirdest year this year. There have been all kinds of exciting travels, new friends, great shows, lots of job hunting, moving states, etc, etc. But this isn't about my 2007 round-up. (I'm indulging in that next week.)

This year I had contact from 3 (separate) old friends whom I hadn't seen in 10 years. Yes, 3. With 2 we had parted friendship under difficult circumstances. 1 just drifted apart. But they're all boys and all exactly 10 years since I had seen them last. And facebook was responsible for none of them.

WHAT THE FUCK???

What is it about 10 years down that track that encouraged these guys to get in touch. All in the one year!! OK, Joel is excused - it was a random meeting at the Daft Punk gig last week, although it was still eery in its replication of running into him at the first gig I ever went to, both of which went something like this:

J: Argh!
L: Argh!
J: What the fuck are you doing here?!
L: What the fuck are you doing here?!
[Hugs all 'round]

But I digress.

Can someone please update me on some kind of planetary, emotional, psychological rite of passage that happens to men at about 30 that might be responsible for this need to reconnect with 'a girl i used to know'? It's weirding me out.

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6 Comments:

At 19 December, 2007 12:30, Blogger Will said...

It's called the High Fidelity affect... ;)

 
At 20 December, 2007 05:54, Blogger Age said...

Yeah, like Will said. Cmon you just recently told me it was one of your fav movies... all is explained right there!!

 
At 20 December, 2007 12:04, Blogger lauren said...

i would totally believe that.. if i had had relationships with any of them... but i haven't!!

so there, smarty pants x 2.. now what's your answer... :)

 
At 20 December, 2007 21:34, Blogger Age said...

Easy, they've had crushes on you!
Prove me wrong, ask them!!!
Oooooooooooohh!

Why am I typing like a 16 year old girl? Blame the last day of work...

 
At 23 December, 2007 13:38, Anonymous proxikid said...

hey, it's been said that no matter where in the world you are you will always run into (in some kind of way- it doesn't mean you might actually meet the person) everyone you know at least once in 12 years. so here you go, fancy or no fancy things like this happen.

 
At 28 December, 2007 11:38, Blogger lauren said...

thanks proxikid, thanks for stopping by! that's excellent news. it may actually be a little from column a and a little from column b, which is fine by me.

 

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