11 August 2011

VIRTUAL FRIENDS : RV's, pool time... & Meatloaf AGAIN?????

Skype. What would I do without it? When no one comes to Mexico Skype dates are the next best thing to being there - family photos - a walk around the yard ;  Dkish is on a mission to climb Yosemite - she's not quite living the dirt bag life - but living out of a custom van with her climbing partner, the VERM. 
My usual question is, "Where ARE you now?" ....we laugh from afar ; we still make each other laugh ; share photo tips and geek out on what the photo industry is doing ; we're both taking Digital Story Telling workshops - and each of us following our passions ; Jason is running the photo center - is house sitting for DKish. One day he sends photos of the NEW pool while Dawn's gone - just never know what he'll come up with next, but its sure to be good -virtual summertime.

She sent me this video about RVing about life on the road
if you've ever worked 'on location' with a video/movie crew this is HILARIOUS....
Be forewarned contains  LOTS of ##$$(@&!! expression.

When friends are faraway.... BEWARE  anything could happen. 

Absent but DEAR....
MEANWHILE on FACEBOOK Class reunion means something completely different. 
It has been amazing really; some of us liberal; others more right than right itself; the lines of division of the social order we grew up with blurred and we discover one another for all the diversity of a lifetime. 
It's been truly inspiring and endearing really - and I find myself Laughing out loud hysterically at times. We give each other marital advice; recipes; calls to action; birthday shout outs ; support ; watch the kids and the gardens grow; go on first dates;  lament lost loves and cats; celebrate new loves ; meet the wife; the husband; breakup; make up; and rekindle new friendships.  I mean really, who needs reality TV when the characters who star in your own life are just as real if not more ? 
 Sometimes I wonder WHY some people want to be friends but you never hear from them anyways; or you might not agree with a 'Friends' political stance especially these days but they're like family and the point counter point can "un-friend" some and people you've never met ' become more than 'friends'. 
It's a phenomena of Social Media. So how to start your day ? with a little song; a photo; some love; and forgiveness. Exercise our first amendment rights and get proactive on issues that mean something to you. Here's  a little shout out to the world to share some of my dearest and funniest - 

Class of FHS 83 with Geoff Gonzales and Skip Spackeen on my last visit to Tucson.

I grew up with some great people who make me laugh out loud thirty years later. They make you smile at the irony and oddness of life's little je noi se quois .....  This was classic. 
Many of us were in Mr Bame's 7th music class. Rocky theme song was one of our favorites. 
Darrin played Sax; and we were in the flute section. Our Facebook reunion has been a startling heart felt connection to the Flagstaff we knew and loved; we laugh out loud wherever we are. 

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