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Well, back in my day.......
  Von Cello wrote (probably quoting from another source):

"THE SENILITY PRAYER: Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference".

This is really scary, but at 26 I can relate to the prayer parody above. I have the worst memory out there for remembering people - faces sometimes, but mostly I forget names. The other day I was at mass at my alma mater's chapel and I ran into old classmates of mine, or they could have been students not in my class but have since graduated...anyway, they knew my name but I did not remember their names for the life of me. Their faces, yes...they were very familiar, but I could not think of their names and I was really embarrassed. They were actually getting ready to leave for home so luckily I did not have to ask them their names. We said a quike hello, and "nice to see ya" then good-bye....that's probably the last I'll see of them for a while.
At the mass there was also a former college roomate of mine from junior year, but I did remmber his name and face. We got to chatting a bit; it was good to see him again.
BTW, Junior year was my worst, and most mischevous, year in college. I had side-burns back then, and was a little more over-weight then I am now (lost some this past summer working with a personal trainer).
Quite simply, I hung out with the wrong crowd Junior year and ended up drinking every weekend. And my grades slipped because of it. I guess I felt like it was my time to rebel and you could say I felt the need to...my mother worked at the college and she still does. It's a small campus and word gets around everywhere about everyone at St. Mike's, so I guess I was trying to change myself and experiement so no one would recognize me anymore and refer to me as "Stephanie's son". I love my mother, don't get me wrong, but I guess these days I still have a desire to change myself. On the radio I am now known as DJ Seamus (to go along with my Celtic music format), but I used to be known as "DJ Sterling" (my college nickname, long story). For a while after graduation, I signed up to sing with the liturgical choir at Sunday morning mass, and sometimes at Sunday night masses with the students....all well and good; I like singing and all - I'm a bass and I love singing those low notes-but eventually I quit liturgical choir. I felt I needed as much "closure" from St. Mike's as I can get. These days, my radio show, and being a memeber of the congregation at mass are my only contacts with the campus.

Where was I? What was I talking about? Oh no, I'm senile! 26 must be the new 62.
 
  Author: eaburke81
Eintrag from 29.08.2008
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