i got an e-mail this week from an old friend - we met back in the seventh grade, upgraded to BFF status the following year, and we still keep in touch. i went to her wedding, she came to our local reception, we've attended each other's baby showers. she's pretty much my only link to high school (i have a second cousin who was in the same class as me, but he hates me, so...yeah) and it's fun to hear from her.
but this e-mail was quite an eye-opener - in a funny, freak-out-y, no-fucking-way kinda way. and why?
well, it was titled "HS 20 year reunion."
TWENTY FUCKING YEARS? has it really been an entire decade since our 10-year reunion? i still think of that party as one of the most fun evenings ever, even though most folks reverted back to old ways and gathered in groups made up of the same cliques from way back when. but i can't believe it's already been ten freaking years since then. good lawd hammercy.
i was part of the committee for that first gathering, and so of course i volunteered to help out with this reunion, too - and the funniest part is that i didn't even actually graduate from that high school. we moved in the middle of my junior year (btw, if/when you have kids, don't EVER pull this on them. changing high schools is wack as hell, and talk about bitter) and i actually ended up hating my new school so much that i took the state proficiency test and got the hell outta dodge. i never had a senior year, didn't go to prom, never walked for my diploma. stillbitterashellevenafteralltheseyearsi'msuchababynevergotoveritohwell.
but i digress. i found it hilarious that most of my old friends didn't even realize that i wasn't a part of the graduating class of 1989. bwahahahahahahaha! so much for making an impression. so for me, this school and that class was all i ever really knew of high school. and lucky for me, because it didn't occur to them that i didn't walk with them, they still considered me a part of the class and therefore included me in the reunion (there was at least one other girl who went but didn't graduate from that school, so i wasn't really that special).
it'll be fun to attend the first committee meeting on tuesday at my friend's house, along with two other members of the class that i have such fond memories of.
and of course, i can't post about this topic without throwing THIS in:
hell yeah. i was hot as a mofo. oh yeah.