Last night I had video Skype time with Break Boy, His Lovely Wife, and their two kids EZA and LLA. You might possibly have some sort of idea, but let me just pretend you don’t by saying: YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW GOOD IT WAS TO SEE THEM. I miss them all. A lot. Ow. Ok, anyway, I won’t be seeing them in person until Dawg and I go to Vermont for my friends’ yearly Christmas party, so until then the skyping has to do. But really, it’s very convenient.
And, to steal the thunder of several people who have been mulling this over lately: Someone who was mean to you in school friend requests you on a social networking site. What do you do?
Poppy’s opinion: Ignore. Although, funny thing is, sometimes people do change and letting them back into your life helps you change for the better too. My example is PiC. He reads my blog now so I won’t embarrass him by relaying specific events that transpired between him and me at a poker game 12 years ago when we didn’t really know each other, but consider it sufficient knowledge that I wanted to hurt him badly. NAT (who you may have seen in comments here and there, and who has been my friend since the age of 13) took PiC outside and straightened him out using only words. :smiles: I hated PiC for a really long time, and it was a BAD defining moment of my life. I gave PiC another chance when he applied to work at my last job and I never regretted it for a day. He is an awesome person and anyone would be lucky to have him as a friend. Plus he has a cute kid and a cute cat and a mad cool wife who increases his coolness by about 150% on any given day. (Yes, I did have to throw that in there.) That BAD defining moment is still a defining moment, but now it’s GOOD. The reason it’s good is because PiC and I both changed as people and let the past go. But the only reason I gave him another chance is because he was going to be sitting in the same office with me, sharing a major responsibility — my Partner in Crime. So, it was either get along or have really shitty days at work.