mrsveteran (mrsveteran) wrote,

After 20 Years, who knows my name?

Probably about 2 or three people. So why, you may ask, am I even bothering to attend my 20-year (yes, I'm *that* old. *sigh*) high school reunion?

It's an interesting question. I went to the first reunion planning meeting several months ago because I figured I could set up a website for 'em. Setting up a website to me is a zero-cost, minimal time investment thing, so why not?

I ended up enjoying being involved in the planning, so I kept going to the meetings and offering my input. I never did much other than get us some PSA spots and set up the website, but it was kind of fun. So, now I feel kind of obligated to go since, in a sense, I was on "the committee."

I didn't really know anyone else who was planning it, other than one or two people I knew by name and maybe to say "Hi" to in passing, but I've really enjoyed meeting one of the other gals. She's very cool and funny -- just an all-around very nice non-snobbish person -- so that's one good thing that came out of it. I also only know maybe one other person who's going -- she's kept in touch with me via email over the last couple of years. There are a couple of names I recognize, but pretty much none of my "crowd."

And it's not surprising. I was in the Theater Geek, Literary Magazine crowd. Drama, Choir, Creative writing -- that was the kind of stuff we were interested in. We were pretty snobby ourselves, in that we looked down on the non-intellectuals around us. (You know, the cheerleaders and so forth.) Well, other than the few cheerleaders and jocks who were also intellectual. The point is, we didn't really mix with the kind of people who A) plan a high-school reunion or B) go to a high-school reunion.

So, I really won't see any of my old gang there. Plus, most of my friends were either in a class above or a class below mine, so it would probably be better if I went to next year's class reunion instead. :-)

I don't even know why I'm going except that, well, for one, it's a chance to get a picture of me and Charlie. Charlie has seriously avoided pictures for a long time, but I think I can talk him into it "just this once.) (Some friends of mine were hired as the photographers for the event, and they do dynamite work. If you've ever seen the MrsV and Santa picture, that was their brainchild. If you haven't seen it, post a comment and I'll throw out the linky. It's pretty hilarious.)

Secondly, I would like to see Jenna (the one person I've kept in touch with), and there's a chance that there will be other nice people there as well. Maybe even someone who remembers me. hehe!

Finally, I already paid.

So, that's that.

I may post pictures of my proposed outfits for "formal night." We'll have a little "What Not to Wear" right here on LJ. Whaddya say?
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