Saturday, October 4, 2008

"So, what have you been up to?"

Well it happened again.

And because it happened again, I have decided that any time I go to the video store, I must look good, unless it was obvious that I had just been working out.

I saw two people from high school last night. Not just any two people, but people that I have spent many an hour with in band. People whose opinions I value. But did I look good? No.

At least I was dressed.

See, the thing is, whenever I feel like getting a movie, I'm usually always practically ready for bed. This means face washed, in pajamas, just running to the video store really quickly. Oh, and hair all willy-nilly. My hair is usually willy-nilly in events such as these. And somehow, somehow, I always see someone from high school. Always.

This happens in other areas of my life as well. I usually see someone I went to high school with come into my work about once every two weeks. On the days that I just roll out of bed are usually the days that I see one of my classmates. So, about a month ago, I decided on a more concentrated effort to get completely ready before work. I find this is a hassle sometimes, but always worth it in the long run. It's better to be prepared, I think.

Anyway, I'm a little upset by this. Mostly because I don't want to get re-dressed to get a video, and also because when I see someone from high school, the question "So, what have you been up to?" always arises.

What am I suppose to say to that?

I better have something great to say because they are probably thinking, "Man, she has really let herself go. Can't even get dressed to go to the video store."


Tara said...

LOL. Seriously...that always happens to me too. I'm not sure how it works. You could say you graduated from college! That's great. You work in a doctors office and are job hunting. I think you have a lot more going for you than you think.

Claire said...

Tell people you moved home while you search for a job in your field, so you can help look after your aging grandmother.
That shows that you've graduated from college, you're only home temporarily, and you're altruistic.