I wrote a post yesterday about how my son wants to play for the Washington Redskins. As a long time Buccaneer fan this comment spoke to me:
i’ve been a buc fan since they wore those horrendous orange colors!
we’ll always make room for you down here sarah- and for your goon squad!
So I immediately e-mailed her back. I explained that being from Tampa myself, I too suffered through the creamsickle days.
Then she e-mailed me back and said she grew up in Tampa too and she told me where she went to high school.
My high school.
She graduated before me and since we didn’t actually overlap any years we started naming people that the other one might know.
I said Did you know Michelle [name deleted to protect the innocent]? She was my best friend’s sister.
Suz replied: michelle and i were best friends at [jr. high] and then soph at chs… so you were friends will jill???? CRAZY!
Crazy indeed. If she hung out with Michelle I have probably met her before. I spent a good deal of the late 80’s and early ’90’s over at Jill’s house. What are the odds? Now that makes TWO people I have met randomly through blogging/commenting that went to my high school. If you add that to running into my sorority sister at BlogHer last month it really seems like the world is shrinking.
Go say hi! Suz doesn’t like to use capital letters, but we won’t hold that against her. Especially since there is a strong possibility that she bought me beer before I was old enough to buy it for myself .