yesterday thinking today
I had sacrificed some much needed sleep to attend the reunion last night so a good part of today was spent sleeping, which for me is also the best way to spend Sunday. I don't regret giving up that sleep. If I hadn't have gone and chosen to stay home and sleep a few more hours before work then there might have been some regret.
Seeing all of those people again for even just a few hours was a nice experience. In fact most of that good feeling carried over into today, which was not something that I was expecting.
Not all of yesterday was stress free, but thankfully that came at the beginning of the evening and things got better in a hurry from that point forward. Getting back to the one snag of the evening, it was simple and almost something that I had predicted. When the invitation had first been given to me months ago, I remember thinking that the directions were a little confusing. Then when I tried to follow them on the drive there, I found out that I was right and I ended up asking for help at a local gas station. Once I got there, someone told me that they had called the restaurant itself for better directions and that was another option that I could have chosen. Apparently the construction in town had confused more than one person trying to get there.
The second stumbling point in the night was when I parked my car at the restaurant. When I arrived there weren't many cars in the lot, but soon after people started to arrive and things didn't seem as awkward.
Some of my old classmates had started families of their own, while others openly acknowledged that not having children was what they wanted. Not only had choices been made on a personal level, but on a professional one as well. Generally speaking my class seems to have generated a number of teachers and people in the medical field with a smattering of computer people in there to add interest. I'm not sure if that is typical of my generation or just unique to my class.
Vincent was quoting Marcus Aurelius on Criminal Intent tonight and I have yet to see an episode that disappoints me. A recent review in The New Yorker said that he telegraphs to the audience far more than he should, but I would prefer him to anything else on Sunday night. However, that may change once Alias starts its new season.