Catching up with College Roomie was a blast. I was in tears from laughing so hard. She brought back up plenty of memories. Plenty. Some too embarrassing to share, some I had long forgotten, and those that just cannot be. She told me she was just as excited that I was literally right down the road and wanted to come over that minute.
I had to decline due to lack of shower in 2 days. Yep. Yep.
First let me tell you how the biggest decision I need to make each day is, to shower or not.
It's not as gross as it reads. If I am not leaving the house, breaking a sweat, or seeing anyone; may I ask, why bother with the soap and water?
And I'm saving those extra pennies.
Like water is the most expensive bill I have. Yeah, right.
Yes, I was also too lazy to get in the shower. I want to be in top notch when I see her. And a rushed shower was not going to get me like that. Yes, I'm vain...remember, the hair? Plus it was 8-something at night and I was in for the evening...ha ha, not that I was ever 'out' and have anything to do early the next morning.
She left for Houston this morning, so I won't be able to see her until next week. I had to promise that I'd be showered by then.
One of the questions she asked me was if I was still a Bette Midler freak fan.
I am such a big nerd. You have no idea. I know all the words, songs, and dance routines from Bette's Diva Las Vegas show. I used to have it on tape and someone recorded some crap crap film making documentary over it. That was a sad day in our dorm room. She remembers me crying over it, I don't think I went that far...
After that day I was constantly paranoid if a VHS of mine was in the VCR because that girl liked to hit the record button for the silliest things.
She'd excuse them with "Oh my gosh, that camera angle is awesome. See?" and show me the 15 second scene 100 times. I never got it. She did.
Her Radio, Television, and Film degree landed her some good work. One includes a nationally aired commercial.
Back in that day, I was pre-law, if I told my parents that I was going to UT so I could earn a RTF degree...oh no, that would never happen. My mom would take me to Best Buy and throw a video camera my way and said, "There you go. Happy Graduation"
My parents were old school and from another country. So college to them was where you went to become doctors and lawyers...not to learn something like P.R. skills (which to this day my mother has no idea how to define my degree, no matter how many times I explain it to her)
And look how far that got me.
Showerless and unemployed.