A New Way To Party

Last night I “attended” my 35th High School reunion. From my couch with Skype group  video calling. The party was in Medellin and those of us far away got to check everything out and almost every classmate went  on screen and gave us a detailed update. There were only 44 people in my graduating class. I had four glasses of my own wine, and socialized from 7 PM to 10:30. On my couch! In my sweatpants but with a nice top. Reminds me of the people who work from home and teleconference looking corporate from the waist up. The most relaxing party I’ve ever been to, and I saved myself about $400 in airfare alone.

3 thoughts on “A New Way To Party

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun 🙂 So you’re Colombian? I don’t know much about Colombia, but I’m a big fan of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, especially Love in the Time of Cholera. What do you think of him?

    I just heard back from Kino about the deities issue. She says that as long as they are treated with respect, placing them on a blog is fine. She also adds that they should not be placed in a bathroom. But I don’t get the sense that you have such plans 🙂

    • Nobel, thanks for the research. The “artist” got really nervous when I mentioned that I wanted to post it online. he asked if I could hold off because he wanted him to look more masculine and less androgynous (?) so I said okay. I love all of Gabo’s novels and that one is probably my favorite, although the only opening sentence that I have ever memorized is from 100 Years of Solitude. No other book starts that well. I have big landscape painting in my bathroom. Some people find it weird that I would put art in a bathroom, But I would not want an image of anybody staring at me in the bathroom:-)

      • Yes, I didn’t memorize that first line of 100 years, but I know what you’re talking about. And yes, Colonel Aureliano Buendia is my second favorite Gabo character, after Florentino Ariza from Love in the Time of Cholera 🙂

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