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30 July 2010 @ 07:08 pm
My past is stalking me today...  
A good friend of mine at work was in a serious bike accident this week, which I learned about today. She's in the UW ICU and was not awake when I went by to visit. I was not about to wake her, so I spoke briefly to her sister-n-law and wrote her a note to be read to her when she awoke. As I was leaving, I ran into her boyfriend, Tim. She had never introduced us, but I immediately knew I knew him from somewhere. At first, we dismissed it as both having worked at the UW Hospital during the same years. However, after I left the room, I had to run back - I suddenly realized that this Tim was the Tim who sat next to me for a year in Ugo Camerini's physics class! He and I laughed about it for a bit and then I left for real...

When I got to the parking lot payment kiosk, the fellow there looked very familiar as well. Having lived in Madison for almost fifteen years now, I initially dismissed it as just a guy I'd seen around, but then he asked if I'd gone to South Milwaukee High... Sure enough, it was Ryan, one of the guys I had done theatre with in high school! Once he gave me his name, I remembered. It's funny, apparently I am a reasonable recognizable person - I've had folks I went to grade school with recognize me in the passenger seat of a car in a bank drive-thru - but I don't have the knack of recognizing other students. However, it was sort of cool to catch up with him for a few minutes until the next car came.

And then there is the other... much more complicated.
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Gwynethgwyneth1362 on July 31st, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
I have had a similar sort of week - small world, running into unexpected things/people in unexpected places. Weird overall - almost called you to talk about it.
eithni: inferno eyeeithni on July 31st, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
Well, we should do coffee after Pennsic.
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on July 31st, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Good complicated or bad?
eithni: inferno eyeeithni on July 31st, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
Not sure. Very complicated.
Kareinakareina on July 31st, 2010 11:15 am (UTC)
May you find the patterns in your complexity!
Aaronaaron_pike on August 1st, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
You have a very distinctive smile. It's a good thing.