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Today was a busy but great day. Dave got me the Spring Awakening CD and I'm listening to that now. Sweet.

Dave's mom, my mom and I met two of my mother's friends at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today and it was really fun. I go there often for school and stuff, so it was fun to go just for fun and we saw the Jasper Johns exhibit, along with the new European paintings, Medieval, Egyptian art, the new exhibition at the Costume Institute, the armor and...the gift shop!

My mom and Dave's mom

Me and my mom

Costume Institute

I had to take a pic of this bonnet since I am doing my thesis for FIT on a calash bonnet, about 30 years earlier than this bonnet (this is from 1830, mine's around 1790, I think) This one is obviously in much better condition though!

After that, my mom and I went to Dave's house to see dresses his mom has purchased for upcoming events. That was fun too. Then, his parents bought us Chinese food.

Later on in the evening, Dave and I made a fire in his fireplace and we just sat, toasted marshmellows, made smores and looked at baby pictures and other family pictures of Dave. He really was an adorable baby/kid. Love it.

Me and Dave and the fire!

Me with a marshmellow!

I've been on a baby picture kick lately - I also am scaning some of my favorites for fear of them fading and whatnot. I just want a digital copy of them. And they're funny to post.

While in front of the fire, I took pics of some of my faves of baby Dave. Here he is at about 1 year:

And his 5th birthday - gotta love the little lacoste polo!

And this I found in my own family's album, of me in my bedroom with a TON of dolls. Cute.

Also, while looking at his family pictures, I sorta got zoomed back in time - I was looking at 1999-2000 - their vacations and whatnot. And then I came upon a picture of him in a tuxedo. He had already graduated high school, and I was a junior. And I got the weirdest flash in my head of him, in real life, wearing the tux. It was the senior prom of 2000. I went with my friend Will to his senior prom, and Dave went with my friend Christy from Dance Gym (we had dance class instead of 'real' gym - I never had to play soccer, kickball or any of that crap. I just danced.) Anyway. I remember in class, Christy telling me she was seeing Dave. And I vaguely knew who he was. And then I totally remember seeing her at the prom (I think she wore purple...) and, since it wasn't my prom, I didn't know EVERYONE there - I obviously knew a lot of people, but it wasn't my class...so I remember sitting in the corner of cocktail hour, eating cocktail food, and saying hi to Christy and her date...Dave.

It was seriously the strangest thing ever. I know he's told me that he went to that prom (and a few others - the year after mine as well - guess he was a popular date!) But seriously, after seeing the actual picture of him in the tux, the memory of him just flooded back. If you had told me that evening that I was going to end up permanently with Dave, I would have never believed it! To me, he was just the hot older date of my friend Christy!

I'm going to look back on my pictures of that night and see if I happened to have taken one of Christy and the "date." It's something I conceivably could have done - I could have been like, Christy, he's cute - let me get a picture of you two together!

In the same thread as that - my parents were talking months ago about vacations they took growing up. (My parents met in college) And it turns out in the same month of the same year, they went to the same hotel in the same place. And my dad says he remembers a girl with bright blue eyes and brown hair sitting on the front porch of the hotel, playing a game (card game?) that he thinks now, looking back on it, looked like my mother. Now clearly this is a far fetched idea, but it's really interesting to think about. Same vacation spot, same hotel, same month...could it have been the same week? Could the little girl my dad saw have been my mom?

Sometimes I'd love to revisit the past with the knowledge I have now of the future, and the relationships I (will) have with those who were around me... (this is the reason I love "The Lake House" and the book "The Time Traveler's Wife")


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Mar. 2nd, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
I met Dave (my Dave, haha everyone I know has a man named Dave!) in Jan 98 but later that year I was hanging out with my friend Craig and I saw he had a paper with my name and Dave's name on it and I asked him what it was from. He said it was from this freshman event he'd run through our club at school (which was in like October of 97) and Dave and I were both there. And then I totally remembered that I'd met Dave before! It was really funny, to me, because that night I was acting all crazy and Dave was there watching me. And that was when he first saw me, you know? So I get what you're saying!
Mar. 2nd, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
that's very cool!
Mar. 2nd, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
thats funny about prom! what did he remember about you that night??
Mar. 2nd, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
he didn't...lol
Mar. 2nd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
For some reason I always thought it wasn't allowed to take photos in museums... strange.
Anyways, that is really cute about the prom story and your parents vacation. I love how stuff like that happens.
And by the way, I am totally jealous of your dance gym class! I was stuck lifting weights, running the mile, playing tag football, etc... getting to dance for gym would have been so much more enjoyable!!
Mar. 2nd, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
At the Met, you can take pictures of paintings and textiles without a flash in their permanent collection. Special exhibits you can't photography. Bronze and metal sculptures, you can use flash.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
great pictures! i love the ones of you and dave with the marshmellows - who says you can't have s'mores in the winter?!! :)
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