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ten year high school reunion weekend - ~*Crushed*Glass*~
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ten year high school reunion weekend
It was not awful. It didn't suck. I wasn't uncomfortable or miserable. So a big yay to that! I'm glad I talked myself into going.

Friday was the meet and greet at Stardust. Steve and I went to that. I saw some people I knew, possibly more that I didn't. We bowled a bit. Had a couple drinks. I saw some people I was definitely pleased to see again. (Like Jeremy Mitchell!) I spent quite a bit of time talking to Jillian (whose last name I can't remember how to spell. It's not her last name anymore anyway because she got married.) and Ralph Furlo (crazy! back when we were in school I always thought he disliked me.)

The Friday night thing made me feel a lot better about the rest of the weekend. Plus I had asked knitmeapony if I could tag along with her on Saturday so that took a lot of the stress away from that. Pretty much all of it actually. Now that I think about it, the whole weekend I didn't feel the least bit anxious. Weird.

So knitmeapony came and picked me up Saturday evening and we went. My dress was fabulous and I felt pretty fabulous in it. We sat at the same table as Ralph, Marisa, Janelle, Nora and a couple other people who kept coming and leaving (Eluehue and Marvin and maybe someone else?). Dinner didn't suck. Pretty typical wedding reception buffet type stuff. So at least I'm used to it! And it made me not worry about making myself stupid or sick drinking. And there was some drinking. And talking. And pretty much no dancing because the DJ was... lame. Nice, but lame. I told him it was shameful. He took it well. Mostly I visited with Handley people. I thought it was funny that I go to my high school reunion to hang out with my elementary school classmates. Lyniece and I were talking about trying to set up a Handley gathering. We all would probably appreciate that more. At least it seemed that way. I was excited to see them.

There were a lot of people who didn't show. Too bad. Some of them I really would have liked to see.

There was on interesting/uncomfortable moment when one of the teachers was speaking at the front and was pretty hardcore hitting on Ralph. She also had... something going on with Heath (who still looks like a jackass.) It was kind of like she was insulting him but flirting with him and it was a little creepy. But entertaining!

Sunday was... boring in parts. It was the "family picnic" and not everyone came. Plus, not being a parent makes you kind of an oddity. I took some pictures of Lyniece's little girl. She's very cute. We shared cake. It seemed to make her pretty happy. She just looked so excited when she saw my plate. It amused me. knitmeapony, Steve and I hung out together and were the weird non-parents of the group. Ah well! I'm ok with it.
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hellomokona From: hellomokona Date: September 2nd, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay~ I'm glad you went (especially that you had fun)! aaand I'm sad I didn't get to go. But ah well.

And who was this teacher? That is hilarious. (I must admit I would totally hit on Ralph. Then and now. But that's neither here nor there. Miss the glasses though.) Hope that wasn't the Ms Gase thing you mentioned... otherwise I might throw up.

Gah, I want more details! :D
crushedglass From: crushedglass Date: September 2nd, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was Ms. Conflitti. And what's even funnier about that is that he had just finished talking to her and telling her that he's looking for a good *man*. Apparently that did not matter to her!

Also, Ralph said that Miss Gase is very blonde and selling condos. Or she was selling them anyway anyway. And she has lots of grand neices and nephews and goes to t-ball games. Which just really amused me. I thought you'd be tickled too.
hellomokona From: hellomokona Date: September 2nd, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think I remember her... I need to drag out a yearbook. Was she drunk? That's just embarrassing and hilarious at the same time. But Heath? I'd be a little insulted if I was Ralph.

And a blonde Miss Gase is slightly disturbing, yet the more I imagine it... I think it would be more fitting for her. And selling condos? I guess that's better than timeshares. The kids' games really amuses me... I can totally see it for some reason. Good for her!

Ralph always did seem to have the lowdown on her, do they keep in touch?

Were there a lot of Handley people there? A Handley reunion would be fun.

There were a few people I would've like to see there, people who don't seem to gravitate to the internet like the rest of us. :p
crushedglass From: crushedglass Date: September 2nd, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess she emails him pretty regularly. Which also kind of amuses me.

Ms. Conflitti taught biology. I'm pretty sure there had to have been alcohol involved in her behavior. I hope so anyway.

There were quite a few Handley people there. Particularly compared to other people. There were multiple people who took pictures of the Handley group (we all gathered at one point for pictures) so those should show up on Facebook or myspace at some point.
crushedglass From: crushedglass Date: September 2nd, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, most of the people I saw are on myspace or facebook, if not both.
psychokitten76 From: psychokitten76 Date: September 3rd, 2008 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed my 10 year reunion too, but it was only one night :o( I would have liked spending more time with some of the people and doing more stuff together.
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