Friday, March 23, 2007

Who Needs a High School Reunion, Anyway?

So, I've gone and done it. I've built myself a MySpace. There's no telling how long I'll keep it up, but for now I'm at least *mildly* obsessed. I have a whopping 4 friends, but they are people I actually know in the real world, so I don't feel too bad about it.

And I've discovered that in order to fulfill my voyeuristic tendencies, all I need to do is look up people I went to high school with, and I can find out all about what they're doing with their lives. I can find out that the friend I had a crush on for two years is so not cute now (whether or not he was actually cute in high school is up for debate), and he sounds suspiciously like my sort-of-ex, who cared about music and thought about music and lived in a music-only world. And you thought the guys I freaked out over had nothing in common! Clearly, I have a type. And that type is the "smart musician." Gack! I guess I *am* dating within my type.

Anyway, I only looked up a couple of old friends, but they linked to other old friends, and I found out a lot that I would have learned at a high school reunion (not that I was really going to go, anyway). So, MySpace has solved whatever linkering inkling I had to go to said reunion.

I know that almost no one is "in a relationship," and the ones that are don't make me want to call my best friend and gossip about it. I see that people have moved out of state - like far out of state. I also see that everyone is essentially who they were in high school.

Oh, he's still in a band? That makes sense.

She's getting a master's in costume design? Yep, perfect place for her.

Me? Oh, I'm a librarian, and I doubt that would surprise anyone.

But mostly, MySpace just left me with this weird feeling. I found a lot of people I know a long time ago, and it was odd to get answers to questions I didn't even know I had.


singlemuslimah said...

I'm still avoiding myspace. Mainly because, I really don't think I want to know.

brandy said...

Yeah, I'm still avoiding myspace too. I'm actually a little nervous about it because I'm scared I will get addicted. I just joined facebook and I'm limiting myself to checking it once daily. These are the burdens of an addictive personality.