Monday, March 20, 2006

I invented Post-Its, too!

Well, it finally happened.

I got my first email regarding my 10 year high school reunion. I expected it for some time now, and yup. There it be.

So of course I’ve decided that if my reunion is in August, that gives me plenty of time to lose those last few 10 lbs and win the Nobel Prize for Peace, right?

But you want to know what IS the problem? As much as I liked high school – I don’t really remember many people. My friend who emailed me actually is married and living in Los Angeles – so even SHE doesn’t keep in contact with too many other people. She told me a way to access all the hub bub on MySpace by visiting my school’s profile – but I don’t remember half the people on the site! Only a FEW people jumped out at me, and no one I really desired to talk to.
I started thinking, “Why go?”
I mean, everyone I knew in high school that I was friends with, I somewhat still talk to. These other people – GEEZ. I don’t even know what to say to them.
“Hello. I live in Denver. Kansas City sure is hot in August.”
Plus, it’s not that I’m not proud of the path I have chosen for my life – but I almost feel like I have to have been super successful and show off how much I’ve changed in 10 years.
I mean, when I thought about attending my 10 year reunion right AFTER high school, I wanted to go with a buddy of mine (who is now married with kids) all high with a 40 oz. That was my dream! You know what’s scary? I still think that sounds fun!!! I haven’t changed A BIT!!!
I guess I don’t really HAVE to have changed too much – I just wish I didn’t feel pressured into thinking about it.
Maybe I just don’t feel like I’ve reached my goals yet. Hell, I don’t even know what my goals ARE.

Well, I’ve succeeded into bumming myself out, and feeling like I’m an old shoe the cobbler can’t fix. Now I really DO want to go get high and drink a 40 oz.

Man. That STILL sounds fun.


Amber said...

Class reunions, the idea is just another one, of many that make me glad I dropped out after the 1st year in high school. I don't think you should feel that you have to go, but then, I hated highschool, if you liked it you must have a different feeling/experience than I do.

This and That said...

I am going to my "homecoming" in May, which because I went to a small private high school on the east coast means 'anyone please show up', they don't care the year and I happen to be visiting a friend there the same weekend. But considering my 20th is coming up next year...yes I am old... I am probably ancient in your mind...but if you go you will be shocked by all the guys who have lost their hair and gained the middle tire in just 10 years. Caff X and I snuck into his 10 year one many years ago...he got his GED so he wasn't officially invited (And his friend at the time did have a little something stashed in his sock to guarantee a fun time). I think 10 is a hard one because everyone wants to prove how successful they the 20th you are just amazed to still be around and we all look old from having had kiddos and/or living hard.
Take your camera and a guess is you will be a hit.

caffeinator_x said...

Know what? No matter HOW much you've changed, no matter HOW successful you are or how fit you get in the next few months... if you go, once you get there, you get sucked into this sort of emotional entropy, where you start behaving just like you did while you were still in high school.


totalvo said...

when I went to mine.. this guy that used to think I was a "FAG" and let me know by continually harrasing me and punching me asked me if I wanted to go to a gay bar with him and have a drink.. funny

Denny said...

all i can say is that i never went to my ten year because i thought i was too busy with work thinking that my so called success was more important thatn going. I recieved a phone call from my grand mother the day of the reunion and about 15 drunken calssmates had shown up there and wanted to know where i was because i hadnt done a very good job of keeping up with some people not for any reason other than thats just the way i am. i can say that i kind of regret not being there in person but was really suprised that all those people were looking for me. im sure it was an in the moment thing for them but i appriciated it. when is a good time not to carry around a 40 oz. ?

S E E Quine said...

` I can avoid the dilemma altogether - I didn't actually go to high school!

scott venable said...

seriously, i'll drink a 40 oz with you at the reunion. and i won't even pretend that i'm sucessful. but it has to be OLD ENGLISH 800 for me. otherwise i just won't be true to my steeze. heh.

Aaron said...

Shit Cas. Your reunion and my reunion would be the same reunion.

Susan Culver said something about it to me the other day. She said Liver was working on it or something.

Scott Venable. I would be delighted to toast my 40 of King Cobra with your OE at the reunion.

Anonymous said...

I didn't even bother going to mine. --Bro