Sunday, July 20, 2008

Blast from the past!

Remember that post about songs and music memories that I wrote a week or so ago? Don't go back and read it unless you really feel the need to reminisce with me. I'll copy and paste the part I want to open back up for discussion here.

I said this...

Babe by Styx. When I was in junior high choir Adam Levowitz sang this song at a choir concert. He was moving away at the end of the year so it was like an anthem of sorts. It was the first time I remember hearing the song, and I have loved it ever since. I also had a sneaking suspicion that Adam liked Tina Schwettman, but I ended up running into Tina in college and when I asked her about that she denied it.

Then today I received this in an email...

Imagine my surprise when I stumbled on your blog mentioning me in the Bleyl choir talent show in 1982! It is so funny that you would remember that night. I moved to Hong Kong after 8th grade (I know I sang the song in 7th grade...did I do it again the next year?

And just to set the record straight....I had a thing for Tina since 4th grade :-)

From...yep...you guessed it. Adam Levowitz.

Can I just say I love the internet? I mean seriously. How else would I have gotten an email from a guy I kind of knew in junior high 26 years after the infamous choir concert of 1982 (where I sang The Rose with some girl I can't even remember)? And I knew he liked Tina! I just knew it.

Oh and Tina if you're reading this...call me!


cruisin-mom said...

wow, I love that story. I guess that is one of the advantages of not blogging anonymously. Now if Tina will just call... :)

LiteralDan said...

I've wondered whether that would happen to me if I became less anonymous. I'm still wondering if it's worth it, but that was definitely a cool encounter.

And for the record, I always knew he had a thing for Tina, too. It was just SO obvious.

Anonymous said...

That's great - it's a small small world now that we have the web.

(That song is indelibly burned into my brain as the one that got requested on the Top 40 show every week.)

Anonymous said...

Way Cool!

The only people from my past, are still holding the rolling pins to try and keep me from going out on a Saturday night...

I have very few and I mean few people I would want to locate me... I might have too much explaining to do! lol

Brittany said...

Shut. Up.

That is so neat!

And really, who DIDN'T have a thing for Tina Schwettman.

Anonymous said...

This is why we choose to stay incognito!!! OMG imagine the horror of our past finding us on the net!!! AHHHHHH


Real Houseplants said...

That is hilarious. My "not-yet" husband and I re-met each other via the internet after an almost 10-year gap. A friend of a friend gave him my email address when he didn't see me at our 10 year high school class reunion. The internet changed my life! And there's also a warning there about how easy it is to find you and find out things about you because of the internet. But, I'm sure you didn't move to Turkey to hide from Adam Levowitz?

The Over-Thinker said...

How great is that?????

P.S. Because hey, he may have liked you since kindergarten.

Natalie said...

cruisin-mom - i know. it was a cool story! so fun. and that tina...she was always so elusive!

literaldan - i have had a few regrets at not being anonymous. but since we are all the way over here it hasn't been a huge deal. i do wonder what will happen when we are back in the states.

citizen of the world - i know. i think i like that the world is smaller.

charlie girl - well...i think you are probably wise to stay anonymous. i can only imagine what you might have to explain otherwise.

brittany - i know. hilarious! and tina was tiny, but she was tough too. a little spitfire. what wasn't to like?

#2 - anonymous? what's that like?

arizona albino - i think the web is a great place to meet people. so far i've met 2 of my blogging friends in real life, and it was a great experience! no...i wasn't running from adam. in fact i am surprised he remembers me at all!

over-thinker - i know. and no...i met adam in 6th grade so we only knew each other for 3 years. and let me tell you...i was quite awkward in junior high. not nearly as cute as tina!

Anonymous said...

Wow! THat's so cool. But really scary for me in the context of my blog..hmm

Lost In Splendor said...

Wow, that is really amazing. I wonder if I will have something like that happen in the future.

Unknown said...

How fun to have that happen!

Sometimes the internet rocks!

Hillary said...

this post cracked me up - what a small world we live in :)

Natalie said...

that girl - well i wouldn't worry about it if i was you. as long as you don't mention any names you should be ok. i think. your blog is quite an interesting read! thanks for stopping by.

sparkliesunshine - it was so fun for me. thankfully i don't have any enemies that i can think of so i am ok with people finding me! and adam was a great guy!

headless mom - it was so fun. i'm glad he stepped out of the shadows by emailing!

hillary - i know. it was crazy funny. i had been having a bad day and it totally made it better for me!

Anonymous said...

Well, I have to chime in now :-)

First of all-- so much for being anonymous on the net!

To set the record straight-- I was not a stalker-- Tina and I were actually "going out" in 5th grade--and we stayed really good friends- even after I moved away-- I have lost touch with and would love to say hi!

LiteralDan--- were you in Bleyl also or are you just saying-- who DIDN'T have a thing for Tina cuz you are "worthy of sarcastic comments" :)

I look back at those JR high days with great fondness because when i moved to Hong Kong after 8th grade
and missed all my friends. I ended up marrying my girlf friend from High School-- so I live day in and day out with high school memories--

Anyone else from Bleyl or that knows me please say hello

And Natalie-- thanks for not blogging all of my email to you :)

By the way--this is my first ever blog entry

LiteralDan said...

Nope, sorry, I was just kidding. :-)

I think you should start up your own blog, and write about some of your experiences in Hong Kong and elsewhere. There have got to be some good stories to post from then, at least.

Natalie said...

adam - i'm glad you chimed in. you emailing me that day was so great! made my day. and obviously it garnered quite a bit of attention from my blogging friends as well! you should start your own blog!

literaldan - i agree...a blog about his experiences in hong kong and what he does now would be a great read!