I met John 20 years ago today, thanks entirely to Erik, who invited lowly freshman me to join his pack of 6 or 8 friends for a movie in Arlington. (Thanks, Erik!) And it’s only thanks to John, who kept his ticket stub, that we know the exact date. (Thanks, John!)
What movie? The Peacemaker, starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. Not a memorable movie, barely a memorable night (I remember John’s hat, I remember everyone waiting for the metro, I might remember one scene from the movie – something to do with a missile on the road in the mountains?), but it had lasting consequences, thank goodness.
Tonight, we’re going out to dinner (I don’t think George Clooney or Nicole Kidman have a movie in the theater right now), where we will try not to feel too old.
Wow! Too bad you guys and George and Nicole can’t double-date. Very sweet. Congratulations!
I didn’t remember the movie either, but as soon as I started reading your blog what I did remember was the hat. I don’t think I ever saw John wear it again.
He had it for a long time after that, years, but didn’t wear it all that often.