Sunday, August 24, 2008

Capital High School '98 Reunion

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).

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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.

10 comments:

uglyjiber said...

Come on James, even a PHD should know that telling a blog reader *not* to google something is as good as typing it into the damn search bar for them!

James Douglass said...

Well, I hope you didn't do the search from your work computer, at least. :)

uglyjiber said...

Oh.

Crap.

Meh. I think the first week I had worked here (here being the office, not my friend's living room couch in SF) the boss had already forwarded a picture of a naked chick windsurfing.

Outdrsmn said...

Will the windsurfing photo make the Mag??
Inquiring minds want to know:)

Farrah said...

This sounds interesting. Reminds me that mine is probably coming up next year...
so what about MY blog? I know it's not as cool as yours, and i suffer from having no pictures, but does it deserve a spot on the new blogroll? :)

F

James Douglass said...

Farrah- Your blog has been awesome lately with the Olympics and Raceboard coverage. Unfortunately, my blogroll can't recognize your blog as a blog because your blog is not made with a standard blogging program. I still have your site in my "windwindsurfing links" section, though, and I'll give you a shout-out now and then from my main page. :)

Anonymous said...

12kite.com
funy...

PeconicPuffin said...

Congratulations on your reunion. You are a puppy! But yes the girls get better (and more interested in the guys.)

Naked windsurfing women (French) may be seen here.

Catapulting Aaron said...

that's hilarious... alas, I probably won't make it to my reunion since it's on the other coast and I'm pretty sure the folks over there aren't too concerned about where I ended up. (and if they do, the can just google image search to see me in unusual positions)

Paul Richardson said...

Yo! Dude! I know I haven't blogged in a long long time, but I've come to expect more from 'Jimbo Douglass'... How about an update on your new digs, windsurfing in FLA, etc???
Best,
Paul