FIRST i need to say this: stacie "ruffles" larson is the most amazing research fiend i have ever met. and that's saying a lot; i work with a whole organization of researchers. but she managed to track down not one, not two, not even all three of the people i mentioned in my day 5 post, but a fourth i mentioned to her today!! incredible. i am so happy to have the chance to get back in touch with these people. only one appears to be on facebook, which means i have to be a Real Adult and phone or snail-mail the rest of them, but still. so happy!!
with that out of the way, let's move on to day 6: stuff that reminds me of places. well, i'm going to go a little off the path here and name a camp song. lots of camp songs remind me of that wonderful place i miss so much, but i'm going to go with "further along." i don't even know all the words, but i have hilarious memories of lisa trying desperately to get the rhythm, clapping, stomping, and words all to go together like they were supposed to. i think the reason i don't know the words is that we always broke down laughing hysterically before we got through more than a line or two.
tv shows don't usually remind me of places, but "late night with david letterman" totally reminds me of my old studio apartment in dc in the late 1980s. i'd never really watched him much before that, but that whole year, i watched faithfully every night. i used to joke that he was the only consistent man in my life. of course, now it's the late show, but still. letterman.
movies don't usually remind me of places either, but i remember seeing lots of good movies that same year (1988–1989) with my friend greg falick (hey, stace, there's another one! and angie musolino. we were all in grad school at american together!) at the uptown theater on connecticut avenue in dc. my favorite, and still one of my favorite movies, was the adventures of baron munchausen.