Monday, September 29, 2008

Blast from the Past

So, yesterday, I had a full day away from the kids and the husband. In my life, this doesn't happen nearly enough. So when I got a phone call from a friend last week asking me to help her work a booth for her new store at a local street festival -BY MYSELF, I jumped at the chance!

Despite the fact that I had blisters (fashion over function- wrong choice) and was on my feet and sweating my ass off for 6 hours, it was nice to get away from the grind.

While at the festival, my friend informs me that the guy in charge of the whole shebang was an old "flame" of mine from college. He has his own marketing and promotions company (very successful) and has come a long way from playing in a band, smoking pot and sleeping until noon everyday!


Lo and behold, who comes rolling in on his Segway- yep! Can I just say, how awkward! There were a couple of uncomfortable words exchanged...hey, long time no see, married, kids... yada, yada, yada. But what was going through my head was more like... shit, he looks good, he's seen me naked and I hope I don't have pepper stuck in my teeth! Luckily, before I blurted out anything completely inappropriate, I was saved by the bell- his phone- business called and he was off.

It's so weird running into people from our past, especially love interests! What do you say? What do you want to say? Most importantly, what are they thinking? Am I the only one that falls into this trap of obsessing over the past when reminded of it?

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22 comments:

The Mom said...

I know what i'd LIKE to say to my old boyfriend...YOU SUCK, I hated myself with you, I am now my own person, what a waste!

Phew, that felt good!

Honeybell said...

He rolled up on a segway? You should totally feel superior.

amelia bedelia said...

I'm the same way...I catch myself staring and thinking "man, you look old" and then realizing I'm the same age and look old too. Yeah, weird, I agree!

Annie said...

The whole facebook generation has me gawking and wondering what I ever saw in half my boyfriends and half "Damn, I was good!" for hooking them.
Its wierd to see your old KID friends as adults.

Mr Lady said...

Oh, god...obsess is the understatement of the year! And I'm just throwing this out there...you're WAY hotter now!

georgie said...

OHHhhhhh LMAO! i am sooo gigglin about the segway cuz you know what they say about men and their segways...over-compensatin and all...geesh LOL

this is what i do....runnnn the other direction...yep there ya have it!

Fly to Jesus said...

That's what I dread most in my life right now...not for me but for my husband who's former flame of 5+ years...her cousin lives 1 block away, she's best friends with his best friend's wife, she's friends with his god-daughter's family, & so far we've run into 2 of her friends at the church we attend. One of theses days, it's gonna happen! I'm so not looking forward to that!

C said...

I think about this with the whole Facebook thing. I've reconnected with a (very) few peopple from HS, and if I sit down & think about what I was like back then and wonder how these people remember me, I obsess to death over it. Urgh! Don't join Facebook!
~Christy
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jill jill bo bill said...

He was probably thinking "OMG she has seen my peter. OMG she looks REALLY good. OMG my momis calling and I am going to pretend it's business."

jaime said...

going w/ the facebook convo- i joined a short while back and DID become obsessed w/ finding people, although no old flames...all it did was make me feel REALLY OLD. but also that everyone pretty much is on the same level now. Married w/ kids!

i don't do "what ifs" however, that would drive me MAD.

Linda S said...

I have no way to contact mine, stalk or anything! It's better that way...I don't want to be a homewrecker.

btw, after seeing you he's still kicking himself I'm sure!

Mekhismom said...

I think it is always an awkward moment unless it is prearranged and you have been in contact over the years. But an impromptu meet-up? I would be obsessing over it forever!

Drowsey Monkey said...

I think it's pretty normal. It's only bad if they don't remember you!

CailinMarie said...

I am more likely to obsess over the fact that I now weigh a good 15 more lbs, have wrinkles and saggy boobs from nursing than I am to obsess over what I did or did not SAY. It is more like - OMG! Did he lave thinking - that god I'm not stuck coming home to 'that?"
shit
really the diet starts now...

Terri said...

I love Jill Jill Bo Bill's comment - right on the money!! one question is that HIM in the pic with hair longer than yours? and now he motors around on a seqway? Nope, don't think I'd be obsessing too much over anything!

Deb said...

Is it wrong for me to say that I think I love Jill Jill Bo Bill? She is too stinkin funny!

My guess is he was thinking how cute you are now, and obsessing about you!

To answer your question, yes. I obsess about the past all of the time.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I have to say running in to old boyfriends has got to be the worst thing...ugh...seen me naked??!! Geez...

Jill said...

I've reconnected online recently with more than a few people from my past - old boyfriend included - and it sure does feel funny to "see" them...

I bet he was just as "nervous" as you... probably more!

Rock on hottie bo-baloddie!

Cheryl said...

It's always uncomfortable---but depends how it ended. The best was seeing someone I was crazy about so long ago who broke it off with me and how god awful he looks now. He was in perfect shape way back when. Now his gut is like a woman who is 16 months pregnant and he's just gross. He is 2 yrs old than I am and looked 15 yrs older at this point. All I could think was "lucky me"
Things happen for a reason.....now I have a handsome guy, 6 yrs younger, who takes my breath away. My kids kiss him and hug him. He was worth waiting for. The past is just that....

But it does make you think ....especially the naked part. ha!

bsouth said...

I say - bloody well done you for getting a day away from everyone and sorry your feet are sore! Never mind the bloke - I don't know what a segway is but I suspect Jill Jill Bo Bill is right!

Manic Mom said...

They would be more worried about me having a pepper in my hand & not my teeth. Some of them dumb asses needed to be told, but there was one I would be nervous as shit.

HappyHourSue said...

Ha! Another girl who feel into the long-haired rocker trap. I feel ya, sister.

I'm all mad at myself because I wrote that crying post and said something about crying over cheating boys. Then "Anonymous" (former boyfriend) left a comment saying he always thought I was more "Maybe Next Time He'll Think before he Cheats". Dammit! I take it back! I so didn't cry! Ugh. Blogs.