Monday, August 04, 2008

another New England morning

Up here in Greenfield, MA again.

Holed up at Spitfire's ancestral home, everything green and pastoral outside the window. Attended her 25th high school reunion Saturday night and while you may not be able to go home again, you can certainly circle the block, slow down and get a good look at the place.

Most of these people were at our wedding back in 1991, so I've known them for awhile. Now we see them every five years at these reunions and it's like a sociological study for me: Real Americans with Regular Lives.

Career changes, divorces, grown children. All that stuff.

They ask me and McGee what we're doing and we say,

"Ahh... Same thing."

Still in New York?

"Yeah."

Doing theater?

"Yep."

Kids?

"Nope."

Well... Can you believe how fat Jimmy got?

And we drink and dance and wait for five years to do it again.

A lot of fun. They're like this group of friends I have that I only have to think about every five years and the commitment is mutual.

Driving back down to the Big Dirty this afternoon for a League of Independent Theater board meeting tonight. And then rehearsing all week for The Invitation. Writing Postmen during the day. A good week.

The Greenfield High School Class of 1983 inspires our MMMQ this fine New England morning.

There is one song and one song only that will cause a crowd of forty year old white people to lurch onto a dance floor as one and happily flail about, clapping their hands and bobbing their heads, letting out the occasional "Woo-hoo!"

This magical number is:

1. Celebrate

2. Lady Marmalade

3. Rapture

or

4.Paradise by the Dashboard Light

Winners get to go home again, all others have to stay at the Super 8.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bottom lip biting, too.

Ann said...

Seriously? You're asking Damn Ann the Lampshade Queen a Kool and the Gang question?

I believe it's a law that "Celebrate" be played at all such events. Penalties for not doing so include a $500 fine and revocation of Electric Slide privileges.

Rose said...

Funny, Ann and I must have been separated at birth. A few years apart but hey, who's counting? I was gonna go for Electric Slide too! Cheater! Mind Reader!!!!!

:P

I vote Celebrate. Cause it's a great song and it always makes me happy. Always.

So do we tie or something?

John said...

Can't believe nobody bit on Paradise by the Dashboard Light.

White people love that shit.