Friday, April 27, 2012

It's Been Twenty Years, Candy...

Just something I can reference when I'm in the middle of it all next week:

Why I am Going to My 20th High School Reunion

  • Cuz I can. (i.e. I'm at a place in my life where even if I wasn't already in LA for another commitment, I could totally take a trip to LA JUST FOR THIS.  Even though I'm not, and am mostly doing it because I'm already in LA for another commitment.)
  • Curiosity.  Facebook is one way of keeping tabs on people...if they post.  But I've never outright tried to friend everyone I've ever known, nor would I want to.  And as I'm finding out with HS contacts...not everyone wants to be on the face-place.
  • The experience.  How many times can I say I've gone to a 20th HS reunion?  (This is especially so as I keep hanging out with HS drop-outs.  GED programs don't have reunions, do they?)
  • As the daughter of two of the maintenance staff, I pretty much grew up at the place.  After 27 years, my mom retired, my dad is getting there...once he's gone, that's it, no real reason to visit except for uber nostalgia...which I love to bask in every once in a while, I won't lie.  But those kind of trips generally involve donations that I might laugh at outright.  So this is it.
  • To visit with my former teachers - that is, if they're still there.  Do former teachers get invited to these shin-digs?  Now that would be cool.
  • To check out the Blue Room.  Which was always my favorite.
What I am not there to do

  • Show off.  Um, yeah, even if I were that kind of person, nothing to see here folks.
  • Worry about my wrinkles (on my face or my clothes).  I escaped from LA for a reason.
  • Finish unfinished business.  See above, 20 years.  Even I don't hold silly grudges that long.
  • Help in the kitchen, no matter what Sr. Colette might say to me.

1 comment:

The Turkish Life said...

Oh, damn, that is this year, isn't it?! Eep. We're old ;) Hope you have a blast!