Wednesday, June 30, 2004

10 Years in Review, or So What Do You Do?

Two weeks ago I attended my 10 year high school reunion. In Kansas City, the question you use to qualify a person's place in the socio-economic hierarchy is "Where did you go to high school?" Since we all obviously already knew the answer to that question, the question of the evening was "So what do you do?"

A couple of the girls that were cute in high school are anorexic thin and have the faces of 35 year olds. This was mildly cathartic. Almost everyone drank and/or smoked, and those that weren't drinking and/or smoking didn't look like they were having very much fun. I avoided getting drunk (unlike many, many others) so I don't think I made a fool of myself, although one never knows.

I think I was most surprised at how well we all got along - the cliquishness was still visible, but it was not pervasive and no one appeared to be excluded by any one group. Then again, they could have been pointing and laughing at me behind my back - how could I know? At least I had a good time and saw some faces that I hadn't seen in years. Some are thinner, most are fatter, some are bald or balding, some are aging faster than others, who don't look like they have changed a bit. Overall, I think everyone looked better. Who knows what the next 10 years will bring!

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