Seriously.......I don't know HOW this happened. I am not kidding when I say it was YESTERDAY that I looked like this:
Anyway, that was me, lo those 20 years ago. And then I woke up and I looked like this:
I like to THINK age has actually been my friend.
C'mon.....just tell me it has and make me feel good.
Here's the deal. Last night was my big 20th highschool reunion. It was surreal to think that I was this old already. What the what? TWENTY YEARS? ALREADY? Freakish! I mean honestly, I vividly remember my parents 25th highschool reunion like it was yesterday. And they WERE old!
However, the reunion was really fun to see some long lost acquaintances, and others that aren't so long lost, but that I still don't see all that often. Of course my beloved besties Angie and Karen were along for the ride which always makes it easier to do these things.
As far as reunions go it was a simple, yet nice evening. They wanted to keep it cheap, which I TOTALLY appreciate. So, we did it in the cafeteria of our highschool. I loved it. I haven't been in there for probably 22 years (srsly, never went in there after my sophomore year) and they've gone all swanky on us there. One of my former classmates catered all the food which was delish. Then there was visiting and dessert, viewing of our class video (which I've never seen) followed by a short little program, a "Senior Varities" if you will. HILARIOUS! In my class there were at least five couples that were dating in highschool, or dated got married AFTER highschool. One of them, Brent and AnnaJo did a full on Spartan Cheerleader routine that was genius. I applaud their hutzpah, 'cause I would so never be that brave. But, I LOVED it. Another classmate played guitar and sang. A group of six guys that did Grease Lightning in our original Sr. Varities 20 years ago got up and reenacted it, and I must say, I was rather impressed with their ability to pull that choreography out of their butts and do it well. I found out that afternoon that I could perform, so I dusted off Alto's lament and sang. Thing is, while I was in choir, and known to be a singer, I had no idea of my musical theatre abilities until I was 21. So, none of these people have any idea what I've gone on to do/become. It was fun to be able to perform for them. Couple of other guitar songs and just a lot of laughing. I was reminded that I really know a lot of quality people.
It was a decent turnout, but at the same time, I was a little disappointed that mroe people weren't there. Ummmm Stephanie...WHERE were you and Dennon? Heather...where were YOU? Melia? Totally FIRED! Just sayin.
After a bit more mingling and some picture taking I made my exit to run back to the theatre so i'd be there when Oliver got over. All in all, a quick yet delightful evening of walking down memory lane.
Ok, and let's just get it out there. Of all that I saw, probably only 5 people looked as skinny or skinnier (not counting the couple that looked like maybe they've been a little too involved with a crack pipe or TWELVE) than they did in highschool. The rest have, well, put on a FEW pounds. tee hee hee. Stupid age, and food...gets the best of everyone. (Oh you KNOW you wanted to hear the snark)
Anyway, just for kicks and giggles, I'm gonna give a little pictoral shoutout to my girls. 'Cause srsly, I love them, and we're cute.
Ten yr. reunion and us at Twenty.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say...20 is more our friend.
Also, click on the pics to see them bigger.
This is just to prove that RuthAnn DOES exist.
She's been off in chicago and New york for the last 12 years or more.
We never get to see her. But this pic was taken after my mission on a rare visit from her. Circa 1997. SWEET!
This pic was taken on a visit from Angie.
I was about 6 months out of my gastric surgery. Feeling oh so saucy.
About 4 1/2 years ago.
Meh, what am I cryin about. Almost 40 never looked better! I guess it's ok that I woke up OLD.
Awkward hellos and aging gracefully,