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06 July 2006 @ 12:25 am
The other day Rachel called me and said that an old friend of mine whom I hadn't seen in four years was in town and gave me her phone number.

Tonight I gave her a call and met her out on the deck at Red Lion Hotel, where we worked together years before. We talked about all of the old co-workers and hotel guests... many of which aren't even still alive (the guests, that is).

One coincidental thing is that she's living in Chicago these days, and I was just in Chicago in March! Hopefully I will be back out there again sometime next year for another class and she can show me the city. The couple of hours we had today were not enough to catch up.

She asked about Jimmie and I told her I hadn't seen him in a couple of months, so we called his cell number and invited him down. I didn't expect the number I had for him in my phone to be current after so long, but it was.

It was so weird (but very cool) for the three of us to be sitting there because it was literally over four years since we had all done that. It used to be a weekly thing... every Sunday after our shift we would get together to have lunch and unwind. Susan says she won't be back for a few more years, so I'm really glad that we all got the chance to reunite and talk about "the good ol' days".

I still have lots of pictures and notes that we all wrote to each other back when we were all working at the hotel. Susan and I discussed how that place gave us many memories and will always be our favorite job, even though we always ended the week wanting to find a new one. It was a defining time -- people came and people went, but a few of them left lasting impressions.
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
J4K3R5irradiated on July 6th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)

I miss you. :(

I went to hottopic the other day and totally bought that myspace shirt. ;)

I'll have to come out there and wear it and we can totally match.
While we go eat lunch.
Billy Daviddisenchantedson on July 7th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
When are you coming to visit?
Lunch would be marvy. I'm already hungry.


P.S. I miss you, too. I can't believe I didn't know you were leaving.
J4K3R5: m // ruthlessirradiated on July 7th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
I know it was kind of spur of the moment, but I just had to do it.

I'm thinking about coming out there late August, Early September, around/for my birthday. :D