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old friends.

It's amazing to me how true it really is that so many of the best people I know are from Antioch.

This weekend, Tavia had yet another Antiochian performing at her gallery: Ricardo Muniz, doing his one man show, El Bildin.

Ricardo and I were never close at Antioch (he graduated at the end of my first year), though we were certainly friendly toward one another, and I do remember him distinctly. He was, among other things, the first person that I knew who had two noserings (both gone now). I actually did have him somewhere in my mind when I went to get my second piercing done.

And, just like so many casual Antioch acquaintances before him, he reminded me of what truly great people Antiochians are. We were fast friends in no time flat, and had some really great talks during his incredibly short visit.

And the other fabulous performance I got to attend this weekend was Gypsies and Crickets, starring the lovely and talented peatasaurus. It actually was an incredibly full day -- breakfast with Monica, followed by peatasaurus' show, followed by Ricardo's show, followed by a swanky dinner with Ricardo and Tavia and a bunch of their friends. I am now incredibly thankful that Saprina called me this morning to switch shifts for tomorrow -- no way in hell do I want to be at work six and a half hours from now. Thank you Saprina!

And on a completely unrelated note, I had a dream last night that I lost all of my rings. Now I really want someone to take a picture of my hands so that I can use that picture as a LiveJournal user icon. Any volunteers?

Oh, also, I have one cigarette left. Wish me luck -- again.


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May. 21st, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
whoa, i was just thinking of Ricardo the other day! i was desperately in love with him my first year...heh. i had a really amazing Greyhound bus ride with him from Cleveland to...er, Springfield?...by utter coincidence. it's a memory i still treasure.

he told me he did one or both of those piercings himself. sad to hear they're gone...though my nose piercing's gone too, so i shouldn't talk. does he still have that thick, beautiful chestnut hair? i'm glad to hear he's performing. he was teaching, last i spoke to him (ten years ago?)--did he say whether he's still doing that?
May. 21st, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
It's flecked with a bit of grey around the edges, but yes, he still has beautiful hair, kept in a braid which goes down all the way to his butt.

He's still doing some teaching as well as performing. Basically, his story is that he did social work type stuff for a number of years and then gave it up to start performing again. But teaching is in his blood now, and he's still working with getting people their GEDs and mentoring troubled kids.

Incidentally, Tavia just sent me his email address. If you're interested, I'll pass it along.

Also P.S.
Smoking again. But planning on quitting again tomorrow.
May. 21st, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
(i slipped up myself at my pal David's party last night...but it was only one cig. ah well.) good luck!

i'd like the address, but i don't know that i'd use it. know what i mean?
May. 21st, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
I will pass it along to you. Is your contact info on your user info page?
May. 22nd, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
er...no, actually. i've been having spam problems...it's a terribly long story, not worth getting into here. however, i think since i have a paid account you can try "divinetailor at livejournal dot com" and it will be forwarded.
May. 23rd, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
Re: the smoking:

I'd thought I might try to quit again tomorrow, but basically realized tonight that I'm just simply not feeling motivated right now.

It's near the end of the month and for right now I'm thinking that June 1st might be a good target date.
May. 21st, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
good luck!
May. 21st, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! Do you know how to get in touch with Ricardo, Hope? I was very good friends with him at Antioch. If it wasn't him, I would have cracked up on my co-op in Florida. We hung out together all the time there, neither of us drove and we walked for miles to go to the pictures! I frequently crashed out at his place in Florida as well. I think of him often. He was such a kind soul!
May. 22nd, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
If you give me your email address, I will send his email address to you.
May. 24th, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
Sure, Hope...ewansmamma@yahoo.co.uk
Thank you so much.
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