Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The High School Reunion
This is not what I thought I'd be thinking ten years ago. I remember sitting in the blazing hot sun of my graduation, attempting not to fall asleep (I'd been one of those nerds who had studied for their finals, though I'm not sure why I did now...). Anyhow, I remember frying in my bright orange robes and thinking, "oh, it'll be cool to see where everyone is in ten years! Dang, that seems like forever from now." Um, it's not. And I can pretty much see where everyone is. A whole lot of us got stuck in and around Woodland. I am officially 11 miles away from where I graduated from. Fun, eh? A few of us escaped Cali, most of us have kids (with the few stragglers like myself), are married, many already divorced, and just living our lives. Do I really want to drop $100 to spend an evening with people I didn't particularly care for ten years ago? Ummm, no. My thinking has very much changed.
I worry, though, that maybe, just maybe, there's a good reason for me to go? I mean, other than to flout the fact that I am STILL in school, as yet unpublished, and living in the dreaded burb of Davis? Am I going to miss out on some incredibly awesome party that I might enjoy? Anyone got a good story about their reunion that might convince me to go? :)