Twenty Years Ago

Well, not quite twenty years ago actually, but almost, I graduated from High School. This past weekend, I went to my 20 Year Reunion. I had fun! I recommend it to anybody. People have said to me, "I don't want to go see those people. I dont' care about those people. If I cared, I'd keep in touch." Myself, it's not that I don't care, it's that I don't care enough to keep up with the hard work of keeping in touch with all those people. Catching up with them once in a while when they happen to all be in the same place appeals to my laziness, though.

I don't know about you, but my High School experience was largely lacking in malevolence. There were plenty of people who didn't like me, but mostly they just didn't even bother to acknowledge me, so what did it matter to me? Many people with whom I went to HS were nice and even if they weren't motivated to be close friends, were nice enough to be friendly, and it's true to this day, actually. People I haven't really spoken to in 20 years are just as friendly as they were 20 years ago. Thanks, cool people I went to HS with!

I'm also amazed at how well my cohort has aged. We're all pushing 40 now, but I swear some people look exactlythe same as they did 20 years ago. Some of the faces have changed shape into more mature forms, but most everybody looks so amazingly the same. It's encouraging.

Anyway, if any of my EHS friends are reading this, HI! It was "totally boss" (nobody actually talked like this in the eighties) seeing you this weekend.

2009.06.01 at 9:00pm EDT