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Amazing Reunion Weekend!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Twenty years ago, I moved from Detroit to Orlando Florida, on my own. I had a very fun job at a very fun place, and worked with hundreds of amazing, talented people. It felt like showbiz. Everyone was young, trying to make it into the big time. We were allowed to be silly, and the parties were constant. It was a very comfortable place to be in for me. The pay was lousy, but it was probably the best time in my young adult life. Eventually, family called me back to Detroit. I've never worked with another group so fun, so crazy.

Someone got the bright idea to have a big reunion. It was all volunteer, and they did a great job. I spent the weekend at some country club, hanging out with my old peeps, more comfortable than I've been in a long long time. Scores of my old friends were there.

The weekend was over in a heartbeat. But I was in a great mental place, and I'm still emotionally very high. Plenty of love, plenty of laughs. (Plenty of booze!) It was just long enough to enjoy everyone, and not long enough for the old cliques to fall back into place. I am SO GLAD I chose to go. It was the most fun I've had in a long long time.

More details to follow, but here's some pics.

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  • SPARROW147
    You look soooo happy!
    3598 days ago
    nice to hear you had a wonderful time at the reunion. you look great, btw. welcome back home.
    3598 days ago
    Very happy to hear that you had so much fun and that you made the right decsion with taking the plunge and heading to the reunion. Looking forward to other tales and moments shared. Loved the photos - looks like a great gang there.

    Welcome back home.
    3599 days ago
    playa playa! look at you with ALL the ladies! awesome! i am glad you had a good time and what a great place to have been in the sun!
    3599 days ago
    Looks like loads of fun! Why were you wearing a name tag on your white shirt? Was that incase you drank a little too much? heehee!
    3599 days ago
    You do look really happy! I'm so glad for you that you got to have such a good time! Thanks for the goodie too, btw!
    3600 days ago
    You looks great and SO happy & soul fed! Just enough to appreciate the good parts of that time & not long enough to get back in the old clique-i-ness that tends to sour things. Love your wire-frame glasses btw! Looking forward to more details & have a great love fest week in re-bonding with your bike!
    3600 days ago
    did you go to the reunion or go to pick up a harem.?? and who is that slightly tipsy guy in all your pictures not our healthy salad eating bike riding al.was it? super glad you had such a great time. okay now peter pan it's time to grow up and old again. it must of been great to see all your partying friends from your younger days.
    3600 days ago
  • WHISKERS12189
    Looks like a truly grand time!

    3600 days ago
    Hi Al! It looks like you had a really great time and I'm so glad! Now it's time for us both to get back to work! Are you going to ride your bike tonight? I'm aiming for an hour on the treadmill after work. Have a great day!
    3600 days ago
    Sure looks like you had fun!
    Glad your reunion was a blast
    Have a great week remembering all the great stories and conversations that run through your mind in "replay" mode.
    3600 days ago
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