Before I do anything else, I have promised Jesus that I would encourage all of my darling friends to help in making an important decision regarding the President of the United States.
Furthermore, I should like to prove to all of you that I can attend a Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade and succeed in drawing attention to the people holding the Jesus signs instead of the guys in leather thongs. For those who venture to the link, mine is the last piece in the article and is subtitled "Taste the Rainbow."
Now to the business at hand. The two parties depicted in today's post are none other than fellow blogger Hal Perry and your humble hostess. Both pictures were taken in 1983 or 1984 when Hal was a sophmore at Ohio University and I was a freshman. We lived on opposite ends of the fourth floor of the co-ed MacKinnon Hall, which housed upper- and lower- classmen.
I would love to report that I have matured and evolved since this photo was taken twenty-plus years ago, but, sadly, and as is copiously evidenced by the props surrounding me in the picture, this is not the case. I, did, however, give up the cigarettes in 1993, so that's one thing you might find in the snapshot, but not on the present-day Erin.
I will soon be seeing how much Hal has matured. He is coming to Cleveland tomorrow to see his mother, as well as friends and family. For anyone who gives a hoot, Hal has chronicled his life online and references your humble hostess in numbers 21 and 24 of this post. Regarding what happened between us over the duration of numbers 22 and 23, maybe you can get it out of him.
It seems strange that I don't have a picture of us together during those years. We were good buddies and spent much time making the snarky arrogant commentary college kids seem to make about everything except themselves. But you can bet that we won't let this visit expire without a photo or two, so stay tuned.