Periodically I see requests from our class representative to send in updates for our college alumni magazine, in which classmates report events such as weddings, births, prestigious awards, enviable trips, and promotions. I never got around to mentioning anything that might have fallen into those categories, so as it is, I compose then delete contributions such as the following:
Cama Duke ’90 reports that she finally found a brand of decaf coffee she likes, much to the relief of her coworkers.
Cama Duke ’90 discovered that “Mmm hmmm” is the most effective response when her teenage children speak to her. She is still investigating how much eye contact is wise and under what circumstances.
Cama Duke ’90 reports knowing people who have made impressive career advances or life-saving innovations, and she finds that rewarding enough.
Cama Duke ’90 recently drank one of the best glasses of iced tea that she’s had in awhile, an experience she is yet to replicate.
Cama Duke ’90 sends her apologies to friends from college who used to get letters or emails from her before she had kids. “It’s not you, it’s me,” she says. “I did think about posting an update on Facebook the other day, though.”
Cama Duke ’90 was immensely relieved to find out that you don’t actually have to drink 64 ounces of water a day and that coffee and tea actually count as hydration.
Cama Duke ’90 begrudgingly drove across town last week because her children received gift cards to a store that was neither in walking distance nor online.