Thursday, April 29, 2010

Of all the Liz Lemons in the world, you're the Liz Lemoniest.

The date of my 10 year high school reunion was announced yesterday. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it seems super awkward to go hang out at a bar with people I haven't seen in ten years, people I only interact with on Facebook, and people who call me Jennifer like that's perfectly normal. On the other hand, it is at a bar and it seems like the majority of my Facebook HS friends have grown into people I might like to hang out with, so who knows?

I didn't have a bad high school experience, just a long one, you know? Like I was waiting and waiting to get out of there already so my real (read: fun) life could finally start rocking my face off. Which it did. I've never missed high school, I don't have any particularly nostalgic feelings toward my high school experiences, and if I want to hang out with anyone I went to high school with, I could message them on Facebook THUS IS THE POWER OF THE INTERNET. I actually don't have many lasting memories from my high school years, which leads me to believe they must not have been that bad. Surely not as bad as one of my classmates, who left the following comment on the event invite: Goddamn why wouldn't I want to see a bunch of people that I A.)never knew, B.)never liked, C.)never liked me... This sounds AWESOME!

Yeesh. Although...I see his point SUCH IS MY DILEMMA.

I don't know if I'm going to go yet. It's about a month before my wedding so I could always play the "too busy" card. Or, you know, that might be a good weekend for something bachelorette-party-like. What I'm saying is, I'm planning my escape should the Attending list get too scary.

My main source of concern is that ever since I saw that episode of 30 Rock where Liz Lemon goes to her high school reunion and discovers she had unintentionally been terrorizing her classmates all through high school, I've been terrified that I did the same thing and I'll go to my reunion and EVERYONE WILL HATE ON ME and there is just not enough alcohol in the world to battle that.

Blerg.

10 comments:

kat said...

i always said i'd go to mine but in the end i decided not to. and i've never regretted that decision. so whatever you end up doing i think you'll be just fine.

Jennie said...

The whole thing led me down the rabbit hole of "who married who" and it is freaking me out. Hee.

You can call me, 'Sir' said...

I went to my 5-year reunion and found that most of the people had never left, so for them it was basically another weekend in the county drinking with mostly the same people, only with more Def Leppard and Motley Crue blaring in the background. It was an eye-opening experience. I haven't gone to another since, because it turns out that once I left Ohio, I ceased to have anything in common with 90% of the people that I'd known in HS.

mysterygirl! said...

I didn't go to mine and haven't regretted it once, but I walked away from high school without looking back, so I'm not a great reference point. Go if you think it will be fun; don't if you don't. :)

Ashley said...

I will only go to my HS reunion if I have something to show for it because all of my classmates were either overachievers who I majorly want to show up, or Scottsdale princesses (very much like Beverly Hills princesses) who were bitches and made fun of me. I want to rub it in so hard.

Stephanie said...

I think I'll go to mine. Just so I can horrify and offend all the people I graduated with, because I've gotten far more unclassy and obnoxious in the nine years since. I just want to alienate enough people that no one wants to have a 20 year reunion.

Unapologetically Mundane said...

My ten-year in smalltown Ohio just got announced, too, and I'm very excited to skip it because I'm too busy LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY. I had a great high school experience, but I still talk to the people I care to talk to, and I reeeeeeally don't care to stand around and talk about everyone else's kids for the entire three hours or whatever. But you should obviously go to yours just to tell us about it.

I hope it doesn't turn out that we actually went to high school together and I just don't know it and you're going to go to our reunion and tell everyone how boring I think their kids are.

Jennie said...

I never thought of going just for blog fodder but that sounds intriguing.

I don't think we went to the same high school (mine was pretty large) but OMG what if we did???

Kiti said...

First of all, how many people around this blog are from small-town Ohio? Because I now live in small-town Ohio and it is wack, I'm telling you.

Second, I never went to any high school reunion so far, and I am sure I never will. Why go back to a place I hated the first time around? To gloat because I'm the one who hasn't yet gotten fat? Not worth it.

Jennie said...

I'm not sure! I'm not so much from small town Ohio, more like medium town Ohio. Heh.

I probably won't end up going. I can't think of any reason to, really. Maybe if I think of a reason before then, I'll go.