Posted by: Chelsea Novak | March 19, 2007

Just one more song

Last night, M, Beltzner, Dawn and I attended the wedding of our undergrad partner in crime, Jon Krashinsky. Jon is one of those characters who leaves an indelible impression on you. He is just so fantastically alive and that delicious mix of mischievous yet inherently good. While our paths have crossed occasionally over the last eight years, it’s as though it’s only been a few days since we were last together.

It was really wonderful to see him so happy yesterday and to see how totally head-over-heels in love he is with his wife, Kelly. He’s found the best thing ever, the thing that I wish for everyone in their relationships; someone who you can really be yourself with and be loved for it.

While his wedding was a great chance to spend a couple of moments with him, it was also a gathering of other friends from Golden Words. Kind of a warm up party for the 40-year reunion next weekend in Kingston. I don’t know what it is about that time in my life or what it is about the people that were part of GW while I was there, but that bond, it’s just awesome.

There was a moment while Matt Blair was DJing and he kept on playing songs we danced to night after night at the Trash, that I felt kind of like I was 21 again. Let’s just ignore the horrible old lady implications of that remark and bask in that feeling a little.

I know that life then wasn’t ALL about laughing at Press Nite (TM) and getting lost in the music at a club. There was drama, lots of it and stress too, but it was different. Not better, just different. I don’t know. For me the day I really committed to the paper life started its uphill trajectory. I’ll always feel fondly for the beginning of the really good.

Dancing to the songs that are now considered retro (ouch!) and having M, Mike, Dawn, Jon, Blake and Matt there to party with was the perfect slice of nostalgia that I needed to prepare me for next weekend. And not to sound like too much of a lame oldie, but for a bunch of 30-year-olds, we’ve still got it.

Today’s sing-a-long song: “Hey boy, Hey girl” by The Chemical Brothers


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