|Two weeks to decide...
||[Jun. 13th, 2002|02:20 pm]
Do I want to go to my 10 year High School reunion? The reservation has to be sent in pretty soon, and I'm still wavering. I'm curious to see where some of my friends from high school are today, but the people that I felt closest to back then weren't in my grade, with one or two exceptions. It'd be nice to have an 89-95 reunion...That'd cover all of my friends.|
Also, I'm nowhere near where I thought I'd be in life back then. Back in high school, I kept telling people I would be a rich and famous actor when I grew up. Now, I'm wondering what I want to be when I grow up. I'm content for now not knowing the answer yet, but that's hard to get across to other people.
Hey, at least I'm not fat and bald yet...I can still laugh at those guys... :)
What if you get there and everyone looks perfectly groomed and theyre all a bunch of successful snobs with great homes in great neighborhoods, 2.5 children and a cute lil terrier.
THEYRE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!!!!
2002-06-13 02:56 pm (UTC)
That's true, and yet...
If everyone looks perfectly groomed and are all snobs, then I'm going to laugh at them as well...
Still enough of a hippy to say "Damn the man!"
My boyfriend is coming up on his 10 year reunion. He isn't where he thought he'd be ten years from high school, but he says he likes where he is, for the most part.
He also says that he looks back on what he was like in high school and sees a drastic change. I recently had the opportunity to talk to his best friend from high school (they've recently become reunited after an eight year lapse), and the friend said that he thought he would never see Allen as content and happy as he is now.
I suppose what I'm getting at is that it doesn't matter if you aren't where you thought you'd be, but that you're happy.
Of course, what do I know? I'm still recently enough from high school that I remember in glorious, technicolor detail what I hated about high school and never wish to return, let alone see anyone I knew. I'm still in touch with the two people I liked from high school, only one of whom was in my class.
Do what you will... and laugh at the well-adjusted neo-yuppie over-achievers. They deserve a good laugh, because they don't know enough to do it themselves.
2002-06-13 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hey! It's not nice to laugh at bald fat people.
Go. You can leave early if it sucks.
I find that people who hated me in high school are pleased to see me when we run into each other today. Not sure what's up with that - I still hate them, after all. But any opportunity to have a room full of people who are pleased to see you, that's something you shouldn't pass up. 'Cause, in that room, there's probably at least one person who can offer you a better job. And another who might give you their number to call for a date.
You make a respectable living with a job description that requires a certain amount of intelligence and technical skill. You're still acting, in a sort of interactive improv theater with AOKP. You've written a radio show, and interviewed celebrities on a regular basis. It's really not a stretch to make you look good to the outside observer.
Be Kurt, not Dave (though respond to the name), and defying their expectations will work to your favor.
Oh, and print business cards. Current contact info, no link to Dr Lobster. If you have a more recent picture to throw in the corner, that's good too. I can do layout if you want, but spend the money to have 'em printed nice.
2002-06-13 04:02 pm (UTC)
Is it okay to laugh at stupid people?
That's true. I do have at least one person in that area that I know I'd enjoy hanging out with if the reunion is a bust...
Thanks for the advice, and for the boost of confidence in how I look (or at least can look) to the outside observer.
Kurt vs. Dave: I can't remember the last time I was Dave. I wonder if, or how much, I'll revert to Dave in that crowd. That will be interesting to see.
2002-06-13 05:13 pm (UTC)
Of course! Stupid people are funny.
That's what I'm here for.
(although, I'm not always sure which part that applies to..)
2002-06-13 05:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey! It's not nice to laugh at bald fat people.
Very Good Advice! :)