General04 May 2008 09:29 pm

late summer 2001, minneapolis, mn.

Who’d a thought that two of these dudes would be married (in arranged marriages no less) and the other would be engaged, seven years on?

Well, I guess everyone thought that. That’s what happens when you get growed up.

For whatever reason (spring? thinking of the future? the past?) I spent a lot of this evening reviewing my online record tonight. Probably mostly due to procrastination, actually.

I was looking up old friends I’ve lost (Brian M Masters aka turnipmambo from Baton Rouge, Lousiana / LSU with a former girlfriend named Liz if you are out there and Googling this, EMAIL ME) and looking at the long since dead webpages of old friends. (There are so many dead blogs! I’m sad so many have long since dropped off the face of the earth or have been taken up by other people like a hermit crab’s shell) I’ve been on the internet since a fateful snowy day back in 1997 and haven’t looking back since. That’s a long time!

Anyhow, I’m not into that Facebook thing and I know I could find a lot of people that way, but sometimes just remembering things in an optimized, biased, sweet way is so much better. It’s also so much more fun to speculate about what has happened to people. I feel like everyone else is getting older and maturing, but I’m just the same old KAZ I once was. Do you think other people have been Googling me? I hope so.

In two years I’ll be 30, and I’m not really sure what will happen between then and now. I don’t think I’m scared to be 30, but mostly am just curious to see where my life goes. There are so many wonderful things that may happen…but then again, I could always become that crazy bag lady you see on Jasper Ave all the time.

3 Responses to “Past Lives”

  1. on 05 May 2008 at 9:38 am Babler

    Oh Kel, you’re the same old KAZ I’ve ever known! I can’t believe that picture was 7 years ago now but I’m glad that we’ve kept in touch since then. I still check your site, religiously, on a daily basis. Even though there are times when I think you’re never coming back! I was just visiting Hoor this weekend in Chicago. BBQ’s, beers, catching up, etc. 1,200 miles in a singe weekend….doesn’t leave too much time to hang out. You’ll be able to see him again at my wedding…if you come! Its 30 May 2009. Of course you and Mike are invited so mark the date!

  2. on 06 May 2008 at 1:41 am Design Monkey

    You’re not on Facebook? That makes two of us. IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

  3. on 06 May 2008 at 8:25 am Tory

    She’s not on Facebook – however she will ask to peek to see old friend from Abu Dhabi (1991) that I claim are on there!!