Sunday, October 26, 2008

What Facebook Tells Me About the People I Went to High School With

  1. A good friend of mine now does more housework in two days (at least as claimed in her status updates) than I do in a month. She has done laundry several times in the past week. I haven't done laundry in three weeks (I own a lot of clothes). She is a stay-at-home-mom to four kids. Her life would drive me mad. Housework and tending to children sound like some of the least pleasant ways to spend one's time.

  2. Very few of the guys I went to high school with have any mention of kids on their facebook pages.

  3. Some guy who never seemed that into music is now a professional musician. I'm almost certain that in high school he played the baritone horn in band -- didn't particularly stand out. Now he's, apparently, a fairly successful oboist on the gulf coast.

  4. The kid who had the weird tragedy has grown up to be Charlie Brown.

  5. Everyone I've found from my 12th grade physics class (so far roughly 30% of the class) has a doctoral degree of some kind. Not surprising, as I think that of the entire class, every student had at least one parent with a doctoral degree.

  6. One of my two best friends from 11th grade is apparently holding a grudge from when I dissed him in 1997 or so, as he is ignoring my friend request.