Nerds, newlyweds and newbornsBy Wade Kwon
A quick spin around MySpace reminded me that 2006 is blessed with three events: graduation, wedding and birth. No, not me â€” just my friends. And no, itâ€™s not all happening at the same time to the same unlucky bastard.
(But it would be quite a hat trick, wouldnâ€™t it?)
Itâ€™s going to be a memorable year.
Growing up in the South, I went to surprisingly few weddings. I guess thatâ€™s a result of not having any kinfolk within spittinâ€™ distance.
Most of the weddings Iâ€™ve attended have been in my adult life. Iâ€™ve managed to avoid graduations almost entirely. And the baby boom among my local pals is beginning (my college buddies have cranked out kids for years, but Iâ€™ve only seen pictures from afar).
But I still celebrate them, each and every one. Another milestone, another date in my planner.
I live far enough in the future to know how these events can shape lives. And yet, I still look forward to a wedding someday, and a birth or two.
If youâ€™re smart and driven, and maybe a little bit lucky, you graduate. I really donâ€™t know the secrets to getting married or knocking up someone, though sometimes, I wish I did.
Even with the big three on this yearâ€™s agenda, the day-to-day connections matter more. Those are the moments that keep us tight, even in the years without so many blessed events.
The rest is so much filler.