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25 Year High School Reunion Update February 28, 2010

Posted by kevlarchick in Women Ranting.
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I know you’ve been waiting for this.

Chicks: Smiles, hugs, dancing, and no drama.  We looked damn good.

Dudes: gray hair, balder heads,  more relaxed and mellow.  Good men all.   The one who broke my heart when I was 16?  Complete dork.

Clowns: as loud, drunk, and loveable as ever.

Suprise I: one reclusive stoner had been transformed into a very good looking, darling man who could KILL A MOTHAFUCKA AT 200 YARDS.   Thank you, US Marines.  Unfortunately the fellow was denied when he tried to re-enlist.

Suprise II: a really impressive boob job on a previously flat chick.   Those girls were perched up high right under the chin, but reportedly “hard and gluey” by eager classmates.

Epilogue: A great time.  Will take a few days to recover.  We all agreed once every 10 years is more than enough.   Also confirmed my decision to NOT get on Facebook.  EVER.

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1. skinbad - March 1, 2010

Surprise II is why they wouldn’t let him re-enlist.

2. Cathy - March 1, 2010

The one who broke my heart when I was 16? Complete dork.

*priceless*

3. kevlarchick - March 1, 2010

He didn’t have the boob job. But he was one of the ones who made the “hard and gluey” report.

4. Dave in Texas - March 1, 2010

Complete walking corpse dork you mean?

5. kevlarchick - March 1, 2010

yes Dave. And I also forgot how short he was. And I mocked him.

6. Dave in Texas - March 1, 2010

Then I won’t kill him.

7. kevlarchick - March 1, 2010

Living his life without me is punishment enough.

8. Pupster - March 1, 2010

I’ve never gone to a HS Reunion. I do have a real-life facebook page though. I get friend requests from people I don’t remember, mostly.

I don’t remember most of High School, actually.

9. Dave in Texas - March 1, 2010

Agreed

10. Tushar - March 1, 2010

I get emails from Facebook saying I should really join Facebook, and sends a list of people whom I might like to add as my friends. The list includes a collection of freaks whom I happened to come across in the past.

And the list includes PJ Momma. That one scares me. I mean, she was trying to be ‘friendly’ to a bunch of turtles too.

11. Michael - March 1, 2010

Kevl, thanks for posting this late last night to keep our string alive.

🙂

12. doc - March 1, 2010

Hmm, I don’t remember seeing this thread last night, or earlier this morning even. 😉 I knew there was something really awesome about you, KC. Class of ’85 ?

13. Cathy - March 1, 2010

Living his life without me is punishment enough.

Time wounds all heels. *snigger*

14. kevlarchick - March 1, 2010

Class of 84 actually. We were a few months late.

15. Dave in Texas - March 1, 2010

Well I think the old boyfriend was a fool to break your heart.

Some people, livin stupid is punishment enough. Not that I still wouldn’t kill him.

16. Russ from Winterset - March 1, 2010

Mine’s the summer after this one. Since I still live in my hometown, there’s no big trip involved with me going back to visit “the old gang”. More like I’ll be one of the schlubs helping line up catering & a place to have the “afterparty”.

17. Enas Yorl - March 1, 2010

I went to four different high schools. I doubt I’d remember anyone from any of them and no one would remember me.

18. Dave in Texas - March 1, 2010

I graduated with 1014 people. I don’t remember any of them.

Of course, none of them were Kevlarchick.

19. Gromulin - March 1, 2010

All I remember from HS (class of 82) was $60/OZ ‘lumbo. Ridgemont High could have been a documentary from my HS.

Oh, and you can fit 12 beers into a Souzaphone (thats the marching band version of a Tuba). They NEVER checked the instruments.

20. TXMarko - March 1, 2010

I missed my 30th HS Reunion 2 years ago. Really, REALLY wish I could have made it, lots of pictures and stories abound.

I graduated in a class of just over 300 kids in a very tight-knit community in East Nashville. We remain close to this day.

A large percentage of us converse daily on Facebook.

Facebook is great for shy band geeks. I should know. 😉

21. Russ from Winterset - March 1, 2010

If I remember correctly, we had about 97 or 98 graduates in 1986. We also count the couple of people who dropped out, one woman who graduated a year early, and any former student who moved away & wants to come back & say “hi” at reunion time, that takes us up to around 110 people. For our 20 year reunion, we had about 40 people show up. I was on the committee for the 10 year bash, and I think we had about 65 or so show up that year.

22. kevlarchick - March 1, 2010

My class had about 110 graduate. This weekend we had about 75. Not bad.

23. Dave in Texas - March 1, 2010

I heard there were 4 people at my 30th and they were still assholes.

24. sandy burger - March 1, 2010

I went to my 15 year reunion. The turnout was surprisingly low. We showed up, made some small-talk, and parted ways. Everyone was pleasant. It was OK.

Weirdly, I felt a little nervous before showing up. I have no idea why. Memories of childhood insecurities or something? I don’t know. But the event itself was anti-climactic. Not a bad time, not great. Really, about as fun as you’d expect to have at a get-together with random people you only kinduv know.

I’ll probably go to a few future reunions.

25. Mrs. Peel - March 1, 2010

My ten-year reunion should be next year. I am interested in going only because it will give me an opportunity to show those jerks that I am fabulous and they are losers.

26. lauraw - March 1, 2010

Thinking of going to #25 in 2013. Maybe. If I can get my buddy Frank to go too. Otherwise, don’t care.

27. Dave in Texas - March 1, 2010

I almost did my 30th, two years ago.. something came up, work shit I imagine.

My two closest friends from HS are twin brothers, Mike and Mark. They both made the run from Nashville and Florida. They called me from the thing that evening and said all the women were hot and ticked off the names, and I’ll be danged I could not picture a one of them.

My other pal Dennis the doctor did not make the trip, I’d sure like to see him again.

also I’d like to smooch Denise and Stacy once more, just to see if it’s still awesome.

28. sandy burger - March 1, 2010

I’ll be danged I could not picture a one of them

I pretended to remember everyone I talked to at my reunion, but for the life of me, I have no idea who half of them were. My memory from back then is a little bit hazy. But they seemed nice, whoever they were.

29. Retired Geezer - March 1, 2010

I went to my 30th. Some of my classmates aged gracefully.
I had been in the same class with most of them for 12 years.

Biggest surprise, nobody recognized a very attractive woman.
She was Plain Jane in high school and her mother made the unfortunate decision to name her… Beulah.
After h.s. she changed her name to Rose and boy did she blossom!

Something about changing a name…
Expectations?
Self Fulfilling Prophecy?

God did the same thing to several people in the bible.
Michael probably can give us a few crib notes.

30. Lipstick - March 1, 2010

My 10th was a lot of fun, but we were still finding our way in the world. Still maybe a bit awkward, like yearlings in the field.

The 20th was awesome. With only 100 in our class and most of us together since kindergarten, it felt like a warm, wonderful family reunion. It felt like home. The best part was the “no spouses/dates” get-together the night before, where we were all free to tell old stories about each other.

Can’t wait for the 30th next year.

31. Dave in Texas - March 1, 2010

you mean in 4 years surely.

32. Lipstick - March 1, 2010

Yes, yes, what was I thinking?!

🙂

Michael - March 2, 2010

Michael probably can give us a few crib notes.

Naming is a big deal in the Bible, especially when God gets involved. But the ancient concept of a “name” is something we barely understand any more. In ancient times, a name was not just a label — it was a projection of self. Your name was the encapsulation of your honor and your place in life.

Regarding the crib notes:

Abram became Abraham

Sarai became Sarah

Jacob became Israel

In the New Testament, Simon became Peter.

In every case, the name change represented a calling by God to a new personality and a new destiny.

33. Megan - March 2, 2010

Y’know what, it’s been like a year or something, hasn’t it? And we said we wouldn’t bother you again. And we wouldn’t, unless it was… eh fuck it. Michael, email us. We can’t find your addy at the moment.

PS. It’s Megan. Duh…

34. Megan - March 2, 2010

PPS. Also, you’re wrong about your “crib notes.” Sarai wasn’t Sarah; you never read the kayu ipa. But then you expect us to tell you that.

Michael - March 2, 2010

eh fuck it. Michael, email us. We can’t find your addy at the moment.

Done.

Please, stay off the blog.

35. Dave in Texas - March 2, 2010

I’ve read Genesis 17:15.

36. Megan - March 2, 2010

Okay. Sorry about that.

37. Michael - March 2, 2010

Sarai wasn’t Sarah

You have it backwards — Sarah was formerly Sarai.

you never read the kayu ipa

You are correct. I googled that and could not find out what it was — I got recipes for a congee rice dish. It must be some really arcane lesbian/pagan/Hindu bullshit.

38. Dave in Texas - March 2, 2010

Genesis. Seventeen. Fifteen.

It ain’t hard to read.

39. Michael - March 2, 2010

Dave, you have not read the kayu ipa either, have you?

Of course not. Megan made that up.

40. Michael - March 2, 2010

The thing is, I can’t stop myself from loving Megan.

Her takedown of bb*ck was one of the most awesome moments in AOSHQ history.

41. Megan - March 2, 2010

you said “stay off the blog,” and we did. Do you want us to answer what you have just said to us now? We were respectful intitially. Do you want us to remain thus?

We asked you to gmail us for a particular reason. You haven’t yet, but you seemed to claim you had.

You can always stop us from saying anything here on your blog. It’s your blog. Actually, we’ll just re-quote Dave in Texas here:

“Genesis. Seventeen. Fifteen.

It ain’t hard to reead.”

It ain’t all that hard to read… but maybe the consequences are. Hey, we don’t have that much more. What would it kill you to just talk to us on gmail? We’re not exactly asking for anything more. And you couldn’t give anything else.

We miss you. That’s all.

42. Dave in Texas - March 2, 2010

Yeah, I know. Even dumbass Baptists don’t need extra-biblical primers for the basics, like “God changed a name to make a point”.

43. Michael - March 2, 2010

We asked you to gmail us for a particular reason. You haven’t yet, but you seemed to claim you had.

Megan, my last email address for you is at yahoo.com, so that is where I replied. If you are now using gmail, let me know the address.

44. Megan - March 2, 2010

PPS. Just because you said ” I googled that and could not find out what it was — I got recipes for a congee rice dish. It must be some really arcane lesbian/pagan/Hindu bullshit” and you prompted Dave in the wrong way… um no.

The kayu ipa is a 4th century legend about a dog standing by a door. It used to be contemporary with Ragnarok and Garmr before we offered a differential and asked whether it might be a nice thing.

Michael - March 2, 2010

Never mind, Megan. I got your address off the dashboard. Email on the way.

45. Megan - March 2, 2010

gmail, same thing.

46. Megan - March 2, 2010

Okay. Thanks, Michael.

Michael - March 2, 2010

We miss you. That’s all.

I miss you too.

But, the royal “we” is how we can tell you are still crazy.

47. Megan - March 2, 2010

Not saying otherwise.

Now you going to talk to us on gmail, should we continue to bitch at you here (because as you know, we DID explain about the kayu ipa), or would you like to just shut us up permanently?

48. Michael - March 2, 2010

I will shut up permanently. Please feel free to bitch at me by email. You now have my address.

49. Megan - March 2, 2010

Oh and Michael, when you said:

” I googled that and could not find out what it was — I got recipes for a congee rice dish. It must be some really arcane lesbian/pagan/Hindu bullshit”

well, given that we spent over 7 years before we heard the name in the first place, we’re not exactly surprised that you weren’t immediat given over by Google. It’s a decent wiki but you really shouldn’t rely on it for… well… you know.

Again, we hope we’re not being nasty in re: our agreement with you about the blog. We’ll be more than happy to talk in email if you prefer.

Or again, you could always ban us.

50. Megan - March 2, 2010

Okay.

51. Megan - March 2, 2010

Oh and go on… whatever he says, which we’re waiting on right now… whatever he says, you’d better say the same damn thing. And so would he. Oh, and you’d die otherwise. You all suck.

52. Megan - March 2, 2010

Well…

Michael has offered to be our serious. So all of you are going to shut up because of this, and so are we.

Because we trust him that much.

53. geoff - March 2, 2010

Hey – Michael is not the boss of me.

But he is my Internet attorney, so: Shutting Up!

54. Megan - March 2, 2010

mmm. Hi geoff.

55. Megan - March 2, 2010
56. Megan - March 2, 2010

…really!

57. Megan - March 2, 2010

Um. From our thing with Michael:

“btw, sorry, we said something funny to “geoff” on your website. Not intending to be um intending if you know what we mean… anyway, it was just meant to be a “oh hey” kinda thing. Sorry. Yeesh, we’re going to stop from now on, but we’ll tell them that it’s not meant to be rude. That’s the only reason why. Sorry again.”

Sorry geoff.

58. Megan - March 2, 2010

He might be the boss of you

but he is the boss of us.

Actually no. He sucks ass, and he’d better show up with a bigger fuckin’ Bible when we kick his ass. Michael is a fuckin’ dipshit.

What, you thought he’d be an asshole to us?

Now he really should ban your ass to think that. Asshole.

59. Megan - March 2, 2010

Actually that was just funny, and we apologize because the joke didn’t come across. Michael’s not actually online right now. The joke was this:

We would be totally nasty and he would be capricious. That was all.

Again, we apologize.

60. kevlarchick - March 2, 2010

Lips, our reunion was just like that! Very few spouses and no kids. Just the old crew. It was like a pair of comfortable shoes. I hung out with folks I’ve known since I was 4 years old.

61. Dave in Texas - March 2, 2010

Sheesh.

62. Dave in Texas - March 2, 2010

>> Because we trust him that much.

I trust him somewhat less than that.

63. harrison - March 2, 2010

Oh, look. A turd in the punchbowl.

64. Dave in Texas - March 2, 2010

Hello Newman.

65. Tushar - March 2, 2010

Did Wickedpinto have a sex change?

66. Newman - March 2, 2010

Hello, Jerry.

67. Russ from Winterset - March 2, 2010

Not exactly, Tushar. With WP, you never got any of this “we” crap.


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