Back to my nostalgia. Thanks to Star 94, a local Atlanta radio station, I spent the day revisiting days gone by. Each weekend, Star 94 plays all 90's music and since I spent most of the day behind the wheel in hot pursuit of the various locations of my favorite fashion store (and getting lost literally within 15 miles of my house. You'd never know to watch me navigate that I have lived in Atlanta for over ten years), I had plenty of time to reminisce. With favorites like "Your Name" by Goo Goo Dolls and "Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews Band and guilty pleasures like "Baby One More Time" (it's Britney, bitch) and "Barbie Girl" by Aqua, I was transfixed and transported back to a simpler time. Days before cell phones and hours of agonizing over emotionless, difficult to interpret text messages (or the lack of them in the first place... or the influx of them, on the other hand. It's feast or famine with me, honestly.). Before eHarmony and Match.com, when you met people in person and talked on the phone. A time when sending letters that were handwritten wasn't a complete oddity and when people didn't spend half of their time at dinner with you sorting through their emails on their smart phone...days when the most technologically advanced thing in my purse was my constantly nagging Tamagotchi. A time when you could scrape together the change on the floorboards of your car to pay for a gallon of gas.
The irony of all this is that we met in the 90's, those days before all this crazy social networking technology, but what brought us back together (or at least brought me there) was the technology. Without Facebook, I probably would have never seen these people again. Sure, I might have stumbled into one or two in a Wal-mart somewhere or heard some rumblings about their whereabouts from a distant mutual friend. But joking and laughing over drinks as if we never missed a beat? Probably not.
So, thank you 1990's for bringing these people into my life all those years ago and thank you Facebook for bringing them back. And thank you Star 94 for reminding me that I grew up with these people during a truly amazing time!