Group hangs, glasses, and growing older together

Kathleen and I switched glasses for this pic.

Kathleen and I switched glasses for this pic. Because we’re CRAZY like that.

So far my 2013 resolution to hang out with friends more has been going really well. Except for my month in Maui (which I even managed to get in some friend hanging time!) I have made plans with at least one friend once a week.

Last night was one of those friend hangs that took on a life of it’s own. It started out as just dinner at Malo with Drew (for the third time). Then it turned out that a bunch of USC friends were playing a gig down the street, so the night ended with an impromptu USC music nerd hang.

It was a weird experience. I saw friends whom I see all the time, like my best friend Erik, and Kimmy, and Kathleen. And then the friends who I see at every party and important social event. But there were people there I haven’t seen since right after college. Perhaps right around this time? In fact, there were a lot of people in attendance last night from those photos.

Looking at those pics now I feel like we looked like babies! And I felt like such an adult back them. College graduate, in my early-to-mid twenties, as you can see at the end of the post I had already met the man I would marry, and I was pursuing my dream of being a photographer. I was OLD.

But last night I really felt old. We stood around talking about things like our dogs, our marriages, and where we got our glasses, and the best place in which to purchase said glasses. (LA Eyeworks won that debate.) It hit me that we were all SO much older.

Of course, amongst conversations of glasses and relationships, there was also talk of boobs, dog penises, and jokes about horrible diseases (“It’s okay, I think it’s like [chicken pox/herpes/AIDS] if you get it once, you can’t get it again”). So you know, we all may be older, our eyesight may be failing, and talks of dogs may soon turn into talks of babies, but we’re still the ridiculous kids that went through college together. And it’s nice to see that we’re all just continuing to get older and older together.

And hey! We totally closed down the bar last night. Not a ONE of us was drunk. But you know… we stayed up late!

no ties allowed?

I clearly have no time to blog about anything that takes much time. So here’s another silly conversation with one of my friends that only Star Wars NERDS will love as much as I:

Ariel: ok,
Nadia & Dale’s wookiee boogie, TIE fighting, Star Wars wedding
I don’t get that title.
TIE fighting?
I just realized that I was like “Buh? what does that even mean?”
like, they had a tie?
no ties allowed?
wearing ties?
battling to the death, but they tied?
why the caps?
Can I just make it “Nadia & Dale’s wookiee boogie Star Wars wedding”
Ariel: oh.
I suck.

me: i’m STILL laughing
omg, can i blog that!?
Ariel: Sure.
I’m not above being mocked

My favorite text conversation EVAR!

I was so excited because I had thought I beat him with my last text… and then the next day he slammed me with a final message when I was least expecting it. The bastard. He called me the next day and asked me how to take screen shots of his iPhone because he wanted to save this. I did him one better and blogged it bitch! So technically I win. (Dont’ tell Erik.)

So, I think Spock is hot

Last night I watched the new Star Trek with Coco, Aaron and Daren. I, of course, developed a huge crush on Spock. What!? He’s weird looking AND he’s smart and he’s an emotional rebel. :) Needless to say I got made fun of for this to no end by Coco and Aaron. And then today this conversation happened on gchat with Coco…

courtney: i wanna watch star trek now
me: oh NOW you wanna watch it!
courtney: haha not really
i just wanna see the hot guy again
me: ha
you mean “guyS”
courtney: NOT SPOCK
me: damn

So what, I’m a hopeless nerd who loves nerds.

Dating and Star Wars

Ollie and I were having a conversation over gchat about a girl he’s been dating…

Oliver: but megan, there is still a VERY important subject i have not broached with her
and I am talking HUGE
me: [censored]
Oliver: bigger than that
me: what’s bigger than THAT?
Oliver: STAR WARS.
me: WHA!?
you have not had a convo about The Wars?
Oliver: i don’t know her feelings on it yet
i know i know…
me: search her feelings Oliver!
Oliver: appreciate the trilogy she must
me: text her right now and ask
pop the question!
Oliver: “i’m sorry but megan has something to ask you on my behalf. You harbor which of the following feelings towards the original Star Wars trilogy: hatred. love. indifference. Pick one that applies.”

He never did ask her, but we’ve decided to invite her over for one of our Star Wars nights and just see what she does. :)