Monday, August 30, 2010

Voted most likely to have *that* child

Four year prison, called it high school. Yeah that's some devastatin' shit.-New Medicine

So, I did the thing I said I wouldn't do for nine years and eleven months-went to my ten year reunion. The closest thing I can compare it to is one of my many mascaras. It wasn't worth all the hype, but it got the job done. I spent four years daydreaming about how Steven Tyler would rescue me and beg me to come on tour with him (instead of learning), so I guess I can't complain.

The food was okay. The music...meh...(lacked New Medicine), the peeps were still basically the same but ten years older and the hubs spiked his hair which means he looked absolutely delicious (he never spikes it anymore=a treat). And after seeing old pics of me, pre-Candyland, he still loves me. How weird is that? Pretty weird.

I probably didn't impress anyone with my query war stories or verbal vomits about the offspring, but I don't care. The skin I'm in, is the skin I've always meant find. It just took ten years to do it.

Fast forward ten hours.I was awakened by a scream, only to find my child had gotten her foot caught in a chair...and then, the sweet, "so smart" princess I blabbered on and on about the night before, bleh bleh bleh, got her hair caught in a hand-held fan. So much for bragging rights.
And now, there's no one left to impress, nothing left to live up to, and no one whispering in the corner about how much (or how little) I've changed. Just me wondering how the hell this happened, and wondering how long before it happens again...

How about you friends, what was your favorite part about four year prison? Mine was obviously the danger of getting caught passing notes. Ooohh the rush.
Candyland class of 2010. OUT.

29 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I was such a goody two shoes that by the time I was a senior, I could wander the halls without a pass and no one would question my right to be there. I was a nerd. Sigh.

As for the offspring, has she cut her own hair yet? That's always a treat.

First day of school here. Students walking in right now.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha ha! I didn't go to my reunion. As for high school, I loved it! My favorite part (I am about to reveal my true nerd) was band - marching band, concert band, jazz band. :-)

KarenG said...

Hated everything about it and never went to a single reunion.

Linda G. said...

I was a theater geek in high school, totally dedicated to "The show must go on!" philosophy...and to cutting scene shop class, which was (conveniently) last period. I mean, I wanted the show to go on, but I didn't want to build it. ;) I never missed a rehearsal, though.

Anne said...

Don't forget that in all of the movies and TV shows the ones who changed the least were the losers. Those with the new look, the new life, those are the ones who always get to walk away with a sense of satisfaction. *Insert dramatic music here for emphasis*

Jen said...

Prison, Hahahaha I'm going to be chuckling all day, that was such a true statement!

Hmm my favorite part of the four-year prison would probably be all the plays & drama classes, they were so much fun to participate in!

Passing notes was of course a given and occasionally skipping school (FUN BUT SO NOT OKAY... especially when your dad catches you) - If you're going to skip, be smart.

Summer Ross said...

Honestly I lived for the library. I always read in school. I didn't make friends easy- plenty of enemies though. lol I was a book worm into leather, funny now, but then it was a bad clash. I didn't fit in with anyone.

Jaydee Morgan said...

I wasn't a huge fan of high school but I didn't hate it either. The best part was just being silly with all our friends. I still keep in contact with my closest friends from high school so I never felt the need to go back to any of the reunions.

Kelly said...

I loved high school, I did.
I also had a blast at my reunions, I've been to two and it truly was fun reminiscing and chatting with old friends. My hubby went to same high school as me (thought we never spoke in hs), so we have fun at each other's reunions as well.
A funny part about my last year's reunion is my high school sweetheart's wife got pissed because he took a picture with me and then she made him leave. Seriously! I've been married for fifteen years for crying out loud and thankfully my hubby didn't care if I talked with old flames!

Kelly said...

Oh! And I have "that" child too. :)
My daughter has had gum in her hair, a similar fan caught in it and a small craft googly eye stuck up her nose. She's a nut!

Christine Danek said...

I love the term, Prison, for high school. Nice. I was part of the punk kid/skater crowd. When I went to high school it wasn't cool like it seems to be now. Many of my friends got beaten up for dying their hair purple. Weird I know. I went to my five year reunion and it was like being in high school only five years later. Now I'm coming up on my 20 year reunion, yikes, I know I dated myself. Still not sure if I'm going to attend.

Slamdunk said...

Hair in the fan? That sounds like something our daughter will do soon--thanks for the warning.

I detested high school and enjoyed undergrad. In hs, everyone had been pigeon-holed into a type of person, it was impossible to be seen as anything but your label (I was just a shy, underachieving jock).

I was happy to move away for college and get a fresh start.

Carolyn V. said...

I met my hubby in high school. We were just friends then, but I have to say that was the best thing that happened in high school. The worst, getting caught missing class....twice. =)

salarsenッ said...

Did you cut her hair? Hah, I think she'd get along great with my child #2. He got his leg caught between the spindles of a chair before where I had to call the hubs to come home and literally 'saw' him out of it. I swear that kid is going to kill me.

Four year prison: I just don't have any thoughts right now. Get back to you.

Rose Cooper said...

Okay, first of all this means you're younger than me *pouts* because my ten year reunion was four years ago. ugh. And I didn't go. But The 50th anniversary of our H.S. is in two months which me and the hubs is going to (we met in H.S.) so...

And I was sooo diff back then. During those four years I was a total goody goody. I never, ever swore. My husband would say "I had a crappy day." Me "OMG, Don't say that C word!" Yeah, I was BAD! I was that type-editor in chief of the school paper, in drama club, drill team, yearbook, student government, etc. But I was a total writer still.

Falen (Sarah) said...

i loved high school. I had such a great time with all my friends.
My ten year reunion was boring as hell, though

Lenny said...

prison? yikes! is that what i got coming when i get older? only just a couple people had fun and mostly everyone hated it. thats sorta scary for sure. now im thinking im gonna skip past that high school stuff and just be a famous writer. ha ha. i hate getting gum in my hair. ack!
...hugs from lenny

Patti said...

The best part about my four year prison was the day I got out. Unfortunately I don't have too many fond memories of that time in my life and so I didn't go to my reunion.

I loved how you said: The skin I'm in, is the skin I've always meant find.

That has been great motivation for me today.

Theresa Milstein said...

Excellent quote at the top.

My favorite part of high school? Hmmm... that's a tough one. I liked the group I hung out with, especially in 11th-grade. And I met my husband a couple of months before I graduate, so I guess I have to thank HS for that.

Together We Save said...

My favorite part of high school??? Ummm.... Friday night football.

Lola Sharp said...

I got caught passing a lot of notes too. (now they just text, daughter informs me)

Loving the skin you're in is AWESOME!

Tawna Fenske said...

I used to skip all my regular classes because I was too busy writing for the school newspaper. Go figure.

Tawna

Elana Johnson said...

I love where you say the skin you're in is the skin you were meant to find. No matter how long it takes, everyone should love the skin they're in.

And I feel really old now, just so you know. 2010 is my 10-year COLLEGE reunion.

Kelly Dexter said...
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Kelly Dexter said...

Many apologies for deleting the previous comment due to astonishingly poor editing.

I'm with Elana, it's so great to hear that and I hope I can say the same one day. Not there yet, but I'm inching.

Also, sorry about the fan/hair situation. Eek!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

haha. Well. mine wa a six year prison because in Australia high school isn't divided up. Anyway, I was quite the weird in school. Everyone kinda avoided me (or did crap to me). So when I turned up at the reunion looking 'normal', everyone was really interested to get to know me. haha. And I couldn't give a damn. Yeah, really, you think I'm going to sit and talk about your 'beautiful' family, for two hours when the last thing I can remember about you was waking up to you putting a dead goats head on my doorstep, or throwin a lemon at my head during year level assembly? Think again buddy.

Kelly Breakey said...

I don't miss it at all. I did really well in school, and had a lot of friends, but when it was over I was ready. I was in such a hurry for my life to start and that meant shaking the dust off my shoes and moving on.

Now when I look back it is fondly, but with no wish to go back. Thank God I didn't peak at seventeen.

aspiring_x said...

i'm glad you had sorta fun! the best part of high school for me? definitely getting to hack away at a big pile of snow with a machete under the guise of a "snow-sculpting" contest. :)

Erin Kane Spock said...

I went to my high school reunion a couple years ago. Paid $90 for the privilege of buying drinks and listening to bad music. Oh, and seeing the same jerks that were jerks back in High School.
I did reconnect with a couple non-jerks though.
Sad to say my 20 year is getting closer. I'll only go if I'm published and can cram my amazing success down the throats of people who don't even remember my name. Or not.
The most important thing about High School was being in crazy, butterfly, hormonally charged, still innocent, love.
I also enjoyed dance and drama and band -- but mainly the crazy crushes and the shock of emotion that went with that. You can't recapture that.