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Today is (roughly) the 30th anniversary of the beginning of my sophomore year at Stuy. I was very surprised that in my first class of the day, English, I did not know a single person in the classroom! Somehow, I was scheduled into a class with nothing but entering sophomores. In fact, it wasn't until homeroom (after second period) that I saw anyone I knew.

My memories of sophomore year would be hazy if I hadn't kept a journal of the first two months or so. (My guess is I stopped updating it regularly because I was too busy and eventually gave it up.) I'm glad I kept it for as long as I did, because I was able to place certain events more accurately than from my memory. (I could possibly refresh my memory even more by looking at some of my old notebooks, but they're all packed away in boxes and I don't really want to go looking through them right now.) I recall at the time thinking that those notes might be useful someday, especially the math notes, so I could help my kids with their homework if they needed it. Seeing as I have no kids (and probably won't), and everything anyone would need can be obtained from the web, those notes will probably only be used for nostalgia, if that.

Here's a link to the top tunes from the most popular (Arbitron-rated) station in NYC that week. A memory that sticks out is hearing a girl singing along with Lowdown playing on someone's boombox while riding the Q5 bus home from the subway.

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ascendneworder
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
This post sounds so nostalgic and sad. The part about saving the notes for your kids. What happened along the way? Did you decide not to have kids or you just haven't fallen in love with the right woman? Lately I've been having nostalgic memories of high school too and I remember the subway passes we get for free. I wish I made stronger friendships in school and clunged onto them longer. Now it's pretty lonely.
gregbo
Sep. 14th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
When I was in HS, I thought (like most people I knew) that I'd be married and have kids, because that was the Thing to Do (tm). I suppose not falling in love with the right woman is part of it, although in all fairness I haven't really spent much time trying to find anyone lately.

I won't rule out having kids, but at my age, I'm not sure I want to take on the responsibility. Also, due to the uncertainty of my career, I don't think it's a good idea to have kids right now. Perhaps I'll feel differently about it if I have more financial security.
moxiesocks
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
man, I love 70s music.
firecat
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
Ah, Wild Cherry!
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