I just checked the email account I use for blogging for the first time in a while. I have it set up for my myspace account to alert me when I have a new message or friend request. One said that I had a message from Ryan, and another said I had a friend request from Ryan. My heart leapt as I rushed to my myspace page, thinking it was a dear friend of mine from high school that is now in the Navy. Him and I don't talk nearly as much as I'd like.
When I clicked on Ryan's picture, a man that I had never seen came on the screen. Sometimes I get those band starter wannabes requesting me so they can just have another person to listen to their music. So I started looking at the page to see if I could conjure up some memory of this person. And I saw a banner that said, "Embrace Us All" with transgender stuff all over. WHAT? Nope, I didn't know this person.
So I went and read the message from Ryan and it said something like, "Hey, Erin. Remember me? We were in Ms. ____'s class together. But my name was ______ back then. A few things have changed."
And the memories were suddenly conjured.
There was this girl in my Psychology class that seemed really sweet, but off somehow. One day, I caught her staring at me in a way that only seemed normal coming from 15 year old boys. I had a short-ish skirt on (and I must admit, I had great legs in high school. Who didn't, I guess?). Every time I looked over at her, she was staring at my legs, and then would look me in the eye without looking away. From then on, I was convinced she was a lesbian.
And now she's a dude. Well, I don't know if she's technically a dude, but she's living as one. I don't even know what to say back to him. Uh, her. Him. See? What do you say?