Friday, September 14, 2012

Flashback Friday: Did I Steal My BFF's Boyfriend?

Brief recap:
I'd schemed to get K back all summer, and after spending a wonderful weekend at the World's Fair, I thought we were back on track.  But no; I left for a three week vacation and while I was blissfully dreaming of him welcoming me back, he was off finding someone else.  And when he DID break things off with the other girl, we got back together for one day, only to have him get pushy in the park.  So we began our junior year at odds with each other.

Sept 1982:
School began, and so did intense after school practices.  One day, my BFF came to me, rather upset.

"A won't talk to me, and I don't know why.  Would you talk to him?  You were great with D at Band Camp."  (D had left, and I would discover in a few weeks he was now at another school.)

I agreed, then had her point him out.  Turned out during our opening set, I was placed right behind him.  So I 'arranged' to bump into him 'accidentally', and asked him an inane question about the yard line.  Then over the next few days, slowly built up a friendship of sorts.  He remembered I was the nurse's daughter, and soon he was seeking ME out, asking me to let Mom know if his sugar was normal or running low/high (A was diabetic).

A week went by, then I brought up his and J's relationship.  He told me he'd enjoyed hanging out with her over the summer, but wasn't interested in getting serious or anything.  And when I relayed this info to J, she shrugged.

"It's okay; I've got my sights on another guy in one of my classes.  Besides, I don't think I really want to date a sophomore.  This is my senior year; I want to live it up."

A and I kept talking.  And one day after practice, he brought up the mixer which was being held on the following Friday after the football game, and asked if I'd be interested in going with him.  I said sure.  But after the game, we watched the videotape of our half-time performance...and joined the mixer when it was almost over.  So we decided to walk over to Burger Chef (yes, I said CHEF!) and get something to eat.  Then he walked me back to school and my mom offered him a ride home.

The following Monday I asked J if it was all right with her if I hung out with A, and she told me to 'go for it'.

I hadn't seen or even bumped into Friend B, even though I knew what his schedule was and where his locker was, thanks to my mom having all that info in her office!  I figured our paths would cross sooner or later, so didn't really worry about him or K much.  I concentrated getting my routine down solid and enjoying my classes.  A and I would talk after practice, and sometimes I'd even walk home with him.  I'd met his parents at band performances, and we all got along well.  I shared A's love of classical music, and he introduced me to new pieces I hadn't known.

Next month:  Interesting Discovery On Band Trips;)

Present Day:
Interesting time at Karaoke last night:  I didn't feel like singing any of my usual songs, so I tried out some new ones:
-Parents Just Don't Understand (Will Smith aka The Fresh Prince):  I can do it, but can't change the 2nd verse to a boy, so I come off as a lesbian.  Should save this one for when either BC or I am hit on???  LOL:)

-The Flame (Cheap Trick):  I'm not Robin Zander, but hey, I love the song and was cheered at the end:)

-Say You Will (Foreigner):  Needs a little practice, but I might do this one again.

-Heaven On Our Side (Foreigner):  Love this one, but bombed.  Waaaayyy too low in spots.  Will save it for the car!

-I'd Lie For You (Meatloaf):  This version completely left out the 2nd verse, and it threw me.  This one's a big MIGHT.  Maybe after midnight?

-I Remember You (Skid Row):  I had to redeem myself before I left!

We'll see what happens next week.  Maybe I'll be in a better mood?

Have a good weekend and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the BWSNBN's Chs 11 and 12:)


Unknown said...

I give you so much credit for getting up and singing. I'd be so scared.

Molly Daniels said...

I never dreamed I'd have the courage to do it either! But now I like it, esp when I know I sound halfway decent:)