- I drove, for the first time in what I feel comfortable calling forever. I did not crash into any trees. In fact, I did pretty damn well.
- The sunset was beautiful. Rachel and I haven’t sunset chased in weeks, and it was nice to sit on the hill with cigarettes, reconnecting with people, letting the sunset come to us for once.
- I liked that everyone kind of filtered up to us, by ones and twos, so that the odd amalgam of people didn’t seem too strange. I showed up to Alex and Stephanie, and we walked over to Rachel, and then Bridget biked over, Marissa and Jessica came together and Monica came last.
- At the top of the hill, just as the sun dipped below the trees, the wind picked up and there was a brief spattering of rain. In the heavy heat of the evening, the respite was more than welcome.
- The fireflies appeared all at once, to my account. For once in my life, I had a hard time catching them. Rachel caught one every few minutes, and I’m still not sure how.
- I sat on the ground doing long exposures of Rachel’s wine bottle of lightning bugs, and sustained at least 15 mosquito bites.
- The Grecian with Alex, Stephanie, Bridget, Lissa and Katielynn. So many old stories I’d half forgotten about, a dynamic I didn’t realized I’d missed. It was exactly how I’d like my summer to go.
- Lissa and I walked around downtown for a while, and found Katina & TimThom with some of their friends at the Bean. More memories. I love that clandestine feeling, that you’ll always know someone at the Bean but it’s roulette as to who it will be. We talked of starting a company called Friendly Intrusions, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. We practiced the Charleston in a parking lot. We spun on lamp posts.
- I was tired when I came home, but I couldn’t resist staying up and editing the photos. I feel so good about everything right now.