Friday, August 15, 2008

High School

BJ's been gone the last couple of nights, and so after I got the girlies to bed yesterday I did a little Facebook stalking. Hello, high school!

To be honest, I'm feeling a little naked, knowing that my profile links back to this blog, and that I've written some pretty raw, personal stuff on here. Of course, I'm assuming that anyone cares enough to read my profile and click through. Maybe that's assuming a level of interest that doesn't actually exist (yeah, I just checked my stats and only one click was from Facebook!). Either way, one thing I've noticed since I graduated - everyone else grew up, too.

I was really hesitant to attend our 10 year reunion. After all, I attended the same school system my entire life... There are people (who I've recently befriended on Facebook) I've known since kindergarten. They knew me through all the awkward years (actually, most of the years were awkward, until about last week). They saw The Perm. Some of them may even remember events that would embarrass me if I knew they remembered.

But I sucked it up, and I went anyway, and I had a fabulous time! Everyone was so nice, and so interested in everyone else. I remember thinking, "I wish high school had been more like this!" I'm sure there was drama - something happened at the table next to ours that involved an ex-boyfriend and someone being there that wasn't supposed to be, and a lot of whispering and running to the bathroom and that sort of girl crap. For the most part, though, everyone was really cool.

I went to school with a really cool bunch of people, too. They have the most fascinating and varied careers. It's funny how in high school, everyone wanted to be the same and "fit in" and it turned out that the things that made us all so different were the things that really made us interesting. A ton of them live in Chicago (or at least say they do, when I went to college I told people I was from "near Chicago," too, it sounded a lot cooler than "Grammaland"!).

Anyway, if you're an old friend, please leave a comment and let me know you were here. And if anyone has kept in touch with Sunny N. or Cate K., I'd love to know how to get in touch with them.


Anonymous said...

This is Bill - We're still in DC (well, outside DC. You get the drift).

Katie Kermeen Swisher said...

I just had my 10th reunion as well. It was really interesting to see how people grew and matured (or didn't...). I will definitely go to my next reunion!

Charlotte said...

Well, I guess I count as an "old friend", but I usually check up on you once a week! I love your blog. Facebook has been fantastic for finding high school friends. :)