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Friday, June 13, 2008

Good Old Days

I have a friend who has a big ol' crush on a boy. She sees him around town, they're MySpace/Facebook friends, and they've exchanged numbers, yet they've never hung out.  Recently we were chatting, and she said, "I wish there was an adult equivalent to the notes we used to pass in middle school that said, 'Do you like me? Check yes or no.'"

I agreed at the time and also made some smart-ass comment about us being big girls now, and she should probably just pony up and call the call guy.

However, since then, I've been thinking that we actually have WAY MORE middle school-esque ways of crushing nowadays. She could "poke" him on Facebook, leave a comment on his MySpace or I-Spy him in Seven Days. All of these modes of communication are good ways to pussyfoot around and see if he bites (so to speak).

But, I think my friend knows this. What I really think she was saying is: I wish we were as daring as we used to be.

We passed those silly middle school notes before we had our hearts broken, before we learned to fear rejection and vulnerability. Wow, that's a depressing thought. But, you know what? I think we're all in the same boat, wishing we could go back to being fearless. So, I say: Do it. Crush. Crush hard. Put it all out there; let it be known.

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