Thursday, August 21, 2008

Reunited and it Feels So...

Everytime the phone rings in my house Rick will stop whatever he's doing and shout out a name of one of my sisters. You see, everytime the phone rings in my house, there is a 99% chance that it will either be Katharine, Emma, or Sarah. We are abnormally addicted to each other and I love every minute of it.

There is a point to this story.

So yesterday when I was talking to Sarah for the third or fourth time that day, she told me how she ran into someone from high school and she almost had a panic attack. I just started laughing. Living in AZ has it's problems - heat, far from family, living in the middle of nowhere - but one of the perks is never running into someone from high school. Fifteen years after graduating, high school still creeps me out. Why anyone would want to relive those "glory days" is beyond me. Everyone was so awkward and fake and desperately trying to fit in. It's not like anyone was "real". I think I'm still friends with eight people I went to high school with...two sisters, one brother, three cousins and two people that might as well be family...Hey Petra and Jenna!

There is a point to this story.

While being reunited with someone from high school is scary, I must say that this blogging thing has reunited me with people I've lost touch with and never wanted to. Thanks to my new best friends, Google and Facebook, I've been able to find people I thought were lost forever. (For the record I refuse to search on My Space because I'm still convinced that place is reserved for 13 year old girls wanting to hook up with creepy old men and child molestors.) I've found better ways than the phone to keep up with friends from the mission (I know I make fun of people hanging out with high school friends and here I am living in the past with mission dorks...no offense my pryateli!) and I've discovered how to keep up with the lives of current friends.

So my cyber-friends, both current and past, let's raise a glass of full strength Coke, or Sprite if you can't swing that far to the left, to the modern era of stalking and blogging. A toast...to my friends and those of you who pretend to be my friends because you weren't smart enough to stay off the internet. I love you all!

7 comments:

Lors said...

Hear Hear!!!

DeCrescenzo Family Blog said...

Your are my most favorite MaryBeth EVAH!

DeCrescenzo Family Blog said...

Oh, and THANKS for the earworm...nice.

Donovan Hansen Family said...

MaryBeth, I just found you via Petra's blog & just requested you as a friend on facebook after reading this post. I've just read a few of your posts & I just have to say that you are such a beautiful person! Thank you so much for sharing your feelings and perspective. I look forward to reading more...I hope you don't mind. If you send me your email via facebook I'll invite you to my blog...if you want. I'd love to chat with you & give you the update on the Petersen Family...not sure if you've gotten in touch with any of us recently.

-Janette Petersen Hansen

MaryBeth said...

Hey Janette!

See, not even I am safe ;)

*~The Collins'~* said...

Awww MaryBeth... I think of you as family too :) You are the kind of friend I can see five years later and just pick up with...

In fact, there isn't a time that I've seen you that I am not transported back to our youth... standing outside Bob's Big Boy, looking at the startled faces of those horrible customers looking out the window at my future husband's naked butt!

I love you Mary! :)

summer said...

so, i was blog stalking you what can i say i don't have a life. thought i would say hi and confess my stalking. heh so i have a friend that is moving to your town in janurary and i told her how cool you are. you will have to meet her she is great.
i will raise my coke and my cranberry juice with green tea extract.. thats right i said green tea.
summer chatwin