"Boys and Girls, could you play for a few minutes while I perform CPR on myself? Thanks."

I stared at the screen, still in shock.   Surely I was seeing things.  It wasn't REALLY a note from Clint, was it? The person I once loved very much, the guy who was my first big girl love, and the person who lifted and carried me through the first of many incredibly painful moments in my life; was it really him?

I quickly walked away from my desk to monitor the Kid Writing, and to try to wrap my head around what just happened.  I paced the room over and over, and I had to shake my head several times to try help me think clearly.

I had thought about him sporadically through the years, wondering what kind of path he had walked.  I had ended our relationship badly and we both reacted in ways that were unbecoming to young adults.  I chalked it up to a life lesson and I like to think that it was a stepping stone on my path to becoming a reasonable and responsible adult.

And now he was here; on my screen and waking me up.

I avoided the computer for the rest of the day, and wondered how in the world he had actually found me. I questioned the "found you on Google" part, as even I couldn't find myself on Google using my maiden name.

It took hot bath, a cocktail and a shot of "why not" to reply to his email.

"Dear Clint,

Yes, this is me...and what a surprise to hear from you!  Yes, I think it would be lovely to chat.  After 30 years, however, I think we might need a big chunk of time...

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Vodka. "

Oh. Sweet. Lord.  Did I just open the front door?

I think I did...


Tara R. said...

Oh... intriguing. I hope your reunion goes well.

Shannon said...

You are going to torture me for days with this aren't you! Can't wait to hear the rest

Her and the Boys said...

I can't wait to hear more! Good Luck Vodkamom. And you might want to drink something really strong before your reunion.

Brian Miller said...



come on now...i dont need it bite size...smiles.

Sue said...

I hope to hell you kicked THAT door as wide open as it could go!!!


ChiTown Girl said...

Oh my holy hell! You may or may not remember that nearly the same thing happened to me about a year ago. I can't wait to hear how YOUR story goes...

Rachel Cotterill said...

Good luck! It's always interesting to meet up with those you haven't seen for a while.

Lil Mama said...

This is exciting. Many people would kill for this opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I am dying to hear the rest! We know that there is more. Love your blog. As a teacher, too, I can't help but laugh out loud at the kid stories.

Principled Slut said...

I'm just a little bit jealous. And way excited for you. Let me live vicariously, please... spill more details!

Bragger said...

'Tis fate. And if anyone deserved something pleasant, it's got to be YOU. Keep us posted!

Angie Ledbetter said...

No coinkydink I returned to Blogland after an extended absence (yeah, that boogerhead Facebook sucked me in) to find such wonderful news coming your way.

I have missed you. xo

Unknown said...

Ok so I never, ever comment.... but YAY!!!

Leslie said...

Crap of the holy sort is WAY better than that of the unholy. Plus, you know I happen to be a fan of following surprising gifts given by the gawds of teh internets.

Maggie May said...

ANd the plot thickens...

noexcuses said...

It looks like you have everyone's attention! So.....let's hear it, and don't leave anything out!

Gigi said...

Spill it lady....you can't keep us in suspense like this.

Scope said...

My mother often told me, "You're not going to meet someone just sitting around playing on your computer."

You know how what happened.

Does this qualify enough to satisfy Bitchy & Sassy trying to get you to do the on-line dating thing?

Jlweinberg said...

Whoa! This should be interesting! Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts.

Sherri said...

I see what you did there :) Yee HAW!!!! Most excellent

My word is wavinnat

Wavin at ya indeed :)

That Janie Girl said...



shrink on the couch said...

Whatever you do, do NOT see The Song of Lunch (Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman) before you and C meet up. Oh dear god, do not. Or wait. Maybe better to see it. Then, no matter how poorly you think it's going, it can't be as bad as all that.

carrie said...

Awesome!!!! I hope you keep us up to date on how this all plays out!

SkylersDad said...

Looking forward to hear all the lovely details!!

Jen said...

MORE!!!! lol, cant wait to hear the rest :D

(hee hee, my WV was 'resti')

Just Words On A Page said...

Okay you - I can't wait to hear how this turns out. I'd crap my pants if my first love emailed me. I'd love it, but I like you would be like holy cow. Can't wait can't wait!

Angela said...

Can't wait to hear more of the details!! You deserve all the best that life and love has to offer.

Bethany said...

Ohhhh sounds exciting!!!

Cora said...

If you tell me his last name is Eastwood, I really will faint.

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