Seems Like Old Times  

HotTXpussy4U 49F
2177 posts
5/14/2006 9:32 pm

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5/19/2006 11:16 pm

Seems Like Old Times

It's funny how life has a way of coming full circle. Or at least bring the past back into the present.

I had the fortunate pleasure of seeing some friends I hadn't seen in years. Strictly by chance. Having gone out to our small club here, last night...I was shocked to see some very familiar faces when I walked in the door.

Hugs were had by all - - the quick trip down the memory..brought back flashes of my life of just 10 years ago. At that time, I had moved to a small town and didn't know a soul except for my parents. Fresh from my first divorce...I was skiddish about doing anything as far as going out was concerned. Maybe that happens to everyone when a relationship has ended. People who know me now would never think I'd be scared to do anything - - LOL.

After months, I ended up playing in some pool tourney's and met a great group of people. They all seemed to take me in under their wings and loved for who I was. We shared many a late nights, lots of beers and have stories that we would never tell our parents..LOL.

Last night, lots of those stories came back. Laughed hysterically....and mainly thought about how time flies so fast. We all grow, move on, marriages, divorces, change of jobs....I think they call that Life.

About 3AM...sitting on a porch smoking a cig, sipping a beer - I looked around...and I couldn't help but think -- Am I the only one that has really moved on? They all were saying how great I looked, how happy I seemed (which I am), very interested in the job I do. But - - they are all still doing the same thing, going out and drinking weekly, some are still in the bad jobs they had and have no aspirations of improving that. BUT - they all seem happy where they are and I guess that's all that matters.

I'm not the same person I was years ago..I have grown, made decisions that I would hope would only improve my life, moved on.

Though last night was great to know that everyone is okay....and seemingly happy (even though 1 guy is on marriage #7)...these people that I was such great friends with so long ago - - we no longer have anything in common.

All roads take people in different directions...never knowing when those paths will cross again. And there are some paths never meant to be crossed.

I wish my friends all the best in the world...they all deserve nothing but happiness. But I doubt I will ever know what roads they took or where they ended up at the end their journey...

But for 1 night - It Seemed Like Old Times.

rm_cockmerollme 46F
1223 posts
5/14/2006 10:29 pm

Very cool post.

I so see that when I go home....


Dallas_Male_35 48M
255 posts
5/14/2006 11:01 pm

That sounds like a very familiar story to me. When I was in college, I spent all my time playing pool at a pool hall that was at an intersection just to the edge of the border of the college. I ended up getting a job as a bouncer, and spending all my time there (at least 16+ hours a day). When I wasn't working, I was playing pool. When I wasn't playing pool, I was sleeping.

It was not uncommon for me and a buddy of mine to jump in a car, drive all over and work a circuit, from Lubbock, to Dallas, to Austin, to Houston, then San Antonio, then New Orleans, and then reverse the exact path, back home . . . the whole time, hitting pool halls along the way.

I ended up moving to Dallas, and started playing pool locally and then I graduated college and got a real job. That was over a decade ago. I kind of stopped playing pool (hard core) cold turkey. I realized that that part of my life was over.

I've gone back to the old pool halls a few times over the years, just to play a few games here or there and it's all the same. It's amazing how the same barfly's are still maggots on the same worn out stool that they were on ten years ago. The only things that seemed to change is the ball caps to cover the bald heads, the updated music on the juke box, and and newer, younger wait/bar staff. The clientelle is the same. The barflies are the same.

I can't say much. I still have the same Schon now I had then, LOL. (The only thing now, is that it's worth more, ha!)

Damn. Now I am going to have to go out and shoot some pool. Memory lane would be nice

I am NOT driving to NOLA to do it, though! lol.

nightnsa 49M  
415 posts
5/15/2006 6:40 am

people are different...some people are happy staying where they are and others like myself are not happy unless they are improving themselves and looking for the next bigger and better thing

docdirk 48M

5/15/2006 7:43 pm

Sometimes, it's just about leaving the thinking behind and enjoying yourself. If this group of friends allows you to do so, it is a gift. You can't change who they are, but you can enjoy them for it. Be proud of the strides you have taken and appreciate others for what they add to your life.

Jesus, when did I turn into a freakin preacher???

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

gnr8nrg 47M

5/15/2006 9:00 pm

Hi HotTX That sounds a lot like when I vist where I was born. Many are there, and many say I made the right choices.

dfwdallasguy 47M

5/18/2006 7:57 am

Hello - I've just spent the last hour or so reading your blogs and comments. Although we have only chatted for a month or so, it made me laugh a few times in seeing how your comments matched your personality (or the personality that I have come to know online). I'm sitting here thinking I truly miss our chats

What a month you have been through. It is interesting that even when you think you know someone and what their life is like, you really don't. I'm always amazed at how quickly people throw out advice to others, usually advice that was not requested or needed, thinking their own life experiences somehow directly relate, and that their path is the path you should take.

We all have our own lives, we all have our own paths to take. If more people understood this and listened, yes, listened, rather than immediately feeling the need to talk in a would be an easier path for all of us.

I hope you are feeling better, sounds like you are. Someday I hope to meet...hopefully soon, and when that happens, don't be surprised if you find me just sitting there watching you, listening to every word you say. I know I would enjoy hearing what you have to say.


5/19/2006 12:29 pm

Y'know, had I known better, I would have said that you were talking about my trip back home last month. I went to one of my old watering holes and saw some friends that I hadn't seen since I moved to Dallas back in 1990. I swear, everyone was still there, having the same conversations, making the same lame jokes, and none of them moved on with their lives. It was good to see them, and least I could confirm that I'll never move back there again !

Take care and perhaps we can get together to play pool sometime ?

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