I had a pretty good time at my 10-year high school reunion. It was better than actual high school because: 1) I didn't have to get up early for it, 2) No homework, 3) The usual social divisions had broken down somewhat, at least in my mind, and 4) It was at a bar (see #3).
My classmates seemed happy and successful, generally. Of course, since only ~25% attended the reunion, there may have been a self-selection effect going on. Perhaps only the folks who felt good about their current lives cared to show and tell.
In terms of appearance, most people looked just about how I remembered them. I.e. the hot girls were at least as hot as before, but easier to talk to than I remember. Who knew beautiful women spoke English?
The reunion committee gave out gag awards for various post-graduation accomplishments. Some of my friends were recognized for their exciting international travels, while others were praised for successful reproduction. I received the box of candy below for being the only guy with a PhD (not counting the MDs and JDs).
It seemed like the majority of people were married or engaged, and a bunch were passing around pictures of their kids. My freshman homecoming date was abundantly pregnant with her second child. I remembered 14 years ago when I was struggling to make conversation with her in the car while my dad drove us to the dance...
Me- "So, do you uh, play a musical instrument of some kind?"
Her- "I sit next to you in band, idiot."
Me- "Oh, uh. Yeah."
Obviously I never made it into the running for the daddy role.
The most interesting success story among my classmates was Jessica Bork's movie career. She mainly stars in low-budget ripoffs of blockbuster films, but still...
Jessica Bork Demo
Another tidbit of gossip was that a drill team girl from the class ahead of us is now in XXX porno. Her new name is Arianna Alyse, but I wouldn't recommend Googling it. It's kinda sad what happened to her.
Anyway, it was good to see old friends and acquaintances after so long and to note that, with a few exceptions, life DOES get better after highschool.
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