Against his better judgment, BTS publisher Mark Toubin agreed to an interview with BTS special correspondent Art Van Delay discussing Toubin’s recent 30 Year High School Reunion.
AVD: 30 years, that’s a long damn time.
MBT: Yes, yes it is. Thanks for reminding me.
AVD: So, tell me about it.
MBT: About what? The Reunion or the fact it’s been 30 years since graduating high school?
AVD: Well, both I suppose.
MBT: 30 years is a long time, on the other hand, seems like yesterday.
AVD: It wasn’t yesterday, it’s been 30 years.
MBT: Got that Art, it’s just an expression.
MBT: I mean, in some respects, I felt like a saw these folks just a few months ok. But then you realize a lot has transpired in the intervening years.
AVD: Kinda like time travel?
MBT: No, Art; are you on drugs?
AVD: Now? No.
MBT: Well whatever. Do you have a question?
AVD: Yes, what was the biggest surprise of the reunion?
MBT: Hard to say, no one person surprised me all that much. It was more laid back than I thought it would be, which was a good thing because I got to visit with a lot of folks.
AVD: Were any of your secret crushes there?
MBT: What are you, in high school?
AVD: Come on…
MBT: Next question!
AVD: What was your favorite memory of High School?
MBT: Hmm, besides the keg parties?
AVD: Enough said. Are you glad you attended the reunion?
MBT: Yes, very much so. Some of these folks I have known since first grade. And even though we have not spoken in years, there’s still a connection. It’s a connection not only with my classmates, but to my past. Sometimes you forget things, and it’s good to be reminded.
AVD: Now your daughter is about to begin high school, any words of advice?
MBT: I took her on a tour of my high school the day after the reunion. Most of it was closed, but she got a good idea. High school’s a pretty big step up. The best advice I can give her is no different though than I would tell her about any new adventure. Be yourself, know where you want to go, but that the journey is as important as the destination.
AVD: Nice (AVD wipes away tears).
MBT: Don’t go soft on me now Art.
AVD: What? Come on, I had something in my eye…
MBT: Sure Art, sure.