Sunday, July 24, 2011

Has it really been THAT long ?!

This morning I was able to spend some time with an old friend.  He's not "old" mind you, but we go way back as the saying goes (which ironically "goes back" a long ways too).

Daniel and his wife Kassiah
Daniel Myers is actually my younger sister's age, but he and I shared many similarities (and still do to this day!) which helped us become good friends in junior high and into high school.  Neither of us were very big for our age (which is a nice way to say we were short and skinny) but we've both "filled out" (if you don't compare us with the current "average" over-sized people in America today).  We both loved music (Daniel introduced me to my favorite group of all time - OMD), and reading, and video games (I remember late nights at sleepovers playing TMNT ... but also Dr Mario!  That's right!  Avid readers of this blog will realize that this is the same guy I blogged about having an on-line Dr Mario game with, where in he stomped me handily!  I resisted the urge to make him play on the old Nintendo today, mostly because I knew I would slaughter him and that's not being a good host!)

Anyhoo ... while eating some pancakes this morning (there was nearly mutiny in this house when I said I'd be making them for breakfast instead of lunch), Daniel and I realized it has been 15-16 years since we've last seen each other!  That is almost half of our life!  It doesn't seem possible, but it is 100% true!

What amazed me the most was how much it was very easy to remember things from so long ago as though they happened yesterday.  As we talked (mostly about our lives now and family and work, etc.) our minds would drift back to experiences we had a decade and a half ago ... and the memories were still crystal clear!  I just think that's cool!  Our brains are amazing!

Here's hoping it won't be another 15-16 years before we can hang out again (Daniel and his family live in Denver, just an hour away, and we were unable to meet his wife and daughter today because they had spa treatments to enjoy!)  Shout out to my little sister who came over this morning too so we could all reminisce together!  Thanks for an absolutely wonderful Sunday Morning!


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you were able to spend time with Daniel and reminisce about the "good ol' days"! It amazes me that it's been so long since you guys last saw each other!