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I'm a 36yr old, wife, wannabe mom, horticulturalist, halfass knitter, and sometimes runner, searching for my grace

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Time Warp *updated

Do you ever hear a song or listen to a cd that swoops you back in time? Today on the way to work I popped in a Beth Orton cd, and suddenly its the summer of 2000 and I am in grad school in Tennessee laying on my bed with headphones during a thunderstorm. That summer was a crazy summer. I was 25. I had an affair with a guy who was living with his girlfriend. I also dated one of my former students and a marine on leave. What the hell was I thinking? My dog was a puppy and my family was still in Indiana. I struggled everyday with wanting quit school and just work. Somehow I finished and on time to boot. I wore overall shorts (I know fashion faux pas). I went to Chicago with former student boy and that was probably one of the more awkward weekends of my life, b/c we hadn't spoken for two weeks prior to the trip. He met my parents, plus he had a small penis (size matters) and a drinking problem.

That was also the summer I tried to go hiking every weekend. I miss doing that. Whoa flashback city.

**I hope I don't sound like a complete whore here, I had been in a monogamous relationship for 4.5 years prior and it took me a year to recover from that relationship. So that summer was a rebound summer for sure.**

7 comments:

Emily said...

All normal if you ask me. Which Beth Orton cd? I had a similar summer that year. well I dont know if overall shorts are normal...

amylynn said...

'Central Reservation' was the album and overall shorts are only normal for little girls not adult women....oh well

Misfits said...

Music kicks my ass like that. I love those moments. I had a similar rebound episode after dating my college boyfriend for 4 years. Hoowhee mamma what a fun time.

Emily said...

central reservation is my favorite.

Suzie Homemaker said...

Hey! I wore overall's in college! LOL!

like.a.gown said...

Love this. LOVE.

Grad3 said...

He probably drank because of the small penis :) And, yes, size does matter.