October 31

Jenn’s hosting a Halloween party tonight. She gets to use the stage at her parent’s theatre. She’s invited everyone in the cast of Oklahoma! to be there. Of course we have to go in costume. She’s going to be a prairie chick. Mrs. G won’t let anybody take their show costumes off campus, but lots of the kids can do a sort of an imitation of them.

So where does that leave me? A headset is not a costume. What’s a techie supposed to do?

Diego came up with this amazing idea. He said we could go as two telephone poles and asked if I had a brown turtleneck to wear with dark pants . I said, “Sure, but what’s the point of being two telephone poles?”

“We’ll sew strings to our sleeves and when we hold up our arms, they’ll look like wires running between two telephone poles. Like the poles that run alongside the tracks in the valley. It’s historical and everything.”

“I know what a telephone pole is,” I said as a  trembling little flurry tickled my stomach. He really wants to do this. He wants to be tied to me. I can’t wait to see what the party brings. Maybe he’s growing up more than I realize. And if he wants strings running between our shirts, he won’t get to spend any time alone with Jenn. This is going to be a night to remember.

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