Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Homecoming

One of the highlights of DJing the wedding last night was being able to spend some time with my old friends, Dave and Melanie. Dave and I went to high-school together and ended up as room-mates in college. After we graduated and Dave married Melanie, we still hung out quite a bit, and I became a regular visitor to Peoria after they moved there, and Dave's sister-in-laws and brother-in-law became part of my own extended family. Dave and I don't get to see each other much, now that we've both got children and careers and other responsibilities, but every time we do, it's like things haven't changed.

Dave sat behind the DJ booth with me for a while watching me pick songs that would keep the dance floor moving. I picked a certain song which made him ask "That's an interesting choice. You sure you want to play that?".

"It's a similar sound and beat to what's playing now. It's a good follow up" I said. When the song in question came on, the dance floor erupted with excitement. I smiled at my old friend and said "Never doubt my power".

He smiled back and said "I never have".

It reminded me of all those years we spent through high school and college behind a computer pounding out BASIC, PASCAL, FORTRAN, COBOL and C++ code. Instead of the satisfaction of watching out work compile and successfully execute, we had the pleasure of watching our kids have the time of their lives together. It felt like coming home.

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