Sunday Confessions


 

1. I will probably not ever go to another high school reunion. My 10-year was this year (last night, in fact). It was the first one we’ve had, since we skipped the 5-year. And it was just weird. I feel so far beyond the person I was in high school. And yeah, people grow up and change, but it turns out that the people you didn’t have anything to say to in high school you still don’t have anything to say to (and vice versa). My graduating class was about 180 people, and maybe about 60 were at the reunion. Of the core group of my friends from back in those days, only a handful were there. So a lot of the people I would’ve liked to see and catch up with were not in attendance. And then they turned on the disco ball and the ‘DJ’ started blasting just pure bass sound, and that was enough. I survived three hours of awkward conversation and watered down drinks, so I consider my lifetime quote of school reunions met.

2. This trip has proved that I have officially and irrevocably lost whatever tolerance for cold weather I once had. Texas is in my veins now.

3. I’ve also realized that I’ve become more of a city girl than I knew. We ordered drinks last night – a Shiner and an amaretto sour – and it was only $7. I was shocked. Apparently I am used to paying $7 just for the mixed drink alone.

4. I have the best boyfriend in the world. Not only did he endure a 20-hour roadtrip already (with a repeat tomorrow for the drive back down), but also Thanksgiving with my family, the awkward school reunion, and he did handyman work around the house for my mom. He is the best.

5. I did more Black Friday shopping than I probably should have. The deals! They suck me in. But on the upside, I have everyone’s Xmas presents figured out, so there will be no last minute scrambling.

6. Not a confession, but just some reminders: there’s still time to enter the November giveaway. And you can use code TDAY2012 for 20% off anything in my shop (including custom orders) through the 27th. 🙂
 

12 comments

  1. I also said no high school reunions on my confession post!! I imagine if I went, it would be the exact same situation you had. There are only two people I’m currently even in touch with from high school. And they’re only facebook friends! I haven’t even messaged/talked/texted/anything to either of them in at least three years! 😉

    1. Yeah, I’m not really sure what I was expecting, like maybe we’d all grown up now and could relate more/leave the clique-iness behind. But nope. Ah well.

      I did reconnect with one friend who also lives down here in Austin, so that’s good. 🙂

    1. I’ve never really considered it, but I guess there’s no reason Australia would have Black Friday, is there? Well, they do, but it’s a Friday the 13th thing, not a shopping frenzy, so a bit different. 🙂

  2. I’m so thankful that my reunion last night was really laid back. We had it at a local bar and stood around just talking and chilling. It ended up being a lot of fun, and a lot of the people I went to school with ended up being really nice people. I’m kinda sad that I didn’t get to know more of them when we were actually in school together. I’m hoping that I can get to know a few of them that I connected with last night a little bit better.

    SO with you on the city girl thing. I was pretty much shocked when the bartender said $4.50 for a beer….. I’m used to nice beer costing $7 or more, and yet all of my classmates that stayed local were standing there complaining that they had to pay $4.50 for beer because this was a “nice” bar.

    1. I’m glad yours turned out well and you reconnected with people!! Ours was at a local bar, too, but not in the good sense, haha. The fact that there was a disco ball involved speaks for itself. 🙂

  3. I will be going on 20 years in 2 years. i can hardly believe it. and i still dont plan on attending. i dont even think i was invited to any prior reunions. awesome

  4. I’m iffy about high school reunions. My 10-year reunion is just two years away, and I’m not sure if I will go. I’m still in touch with all of my most special friends from high school, and anyone I haven’t kept in touch with I’m not really interested in. I’m thinking I’ll probably skip it.

    1. Yeah. I guess I was hoping that more of the people I was friends with, who have since scattered across the country, would all be there, because even if we keep in touch on Facebook, etc. it’s not the same as hanging out in person. But only 1 or 2 were.

  5. I hear ya on the reunions. My 10 year is either coming up or passed, I’m not really sure. I only know because someone asked me “hey, are you coming to the reunion?” Like you, my reunion involves some traveling to a colder climate. I was raised in NY but live in Austin. But it’s not the weather holding me back. The way I figure, if I wanted to connect with any of those people then I would have already and have. In fact someone I’ve become dear friend with was someone I didn’t really talk to then. Anyway, just not a reunion kind of girl….or a social gathering kind of girl. 😉

    1. Yeah, I’m not usually one for large social gatherings, either. As proved again from this, haha. But it wasn’t a wasted trip, I still got to spend Thanksgiving with my family and hang out with my mom. 🙂