|Majorettes (photo credit)|
It’s time for Monday Listicles, a weekly blog link up hosted by Stash at A Good Life. Today, due to a suggestion by Rachel (Totally Ovar It), the Listicles blogging community is exploring the pros and cons of attending your school reunion. For me, it’s a timely subject to contemplate. I graduated from high school in 1987. Put your eyeballs back in your head. Yes, that’s 25 years ago. I know it's shocking because I don’t look a day older than 30. But I'm not sure about attending my 25th high school reunion this summer. If I had Angelina Jolie’s right leg to take along with me, I might feel better about going.
|Angelina Jolie (photo credit)|
Pros and cons for attending my 25th High School Reunion:
PRO: I am still hot. I could strut my stuff and superficially enhance my self-esteem for a few hours.
CON: I am still hot. I could be talked about behind my back by jealous former cheerleaders who spent their high school careers doing that very same thing--destroying me with their meanness.
PRO: I am no longer afraid of bully-type jealous people and could open my heart to forgiveness and thus, become a better person. Possibly this transformation could lead to me becoming a humanitarian on par with Oprah Winfrey and go on to be awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Do I have to be in a film for that?
CON: Even though I am friends with many of my classmates on Facebook, I haven’t spoken to anyone since my 10th reunion in 1997. At that point in time, I was still drinking and don’t remember much of what transpired during that celebration. I think maybe my behavior while under the influence has hindered some of my relationships with H.S. folks. I don’t know and am frightened to find out.
PRO: I no longer drink. I can leave a much better snapshot in former classmates’ minds than was left for them in 1997 and would not have to return to another reunion in order to clear my reputation.
CON: Perhaps in my drunkenness during the 10th reunion, I criticized the chosen location of the party. I mean really, a bowling alley? The organizers may be waiting to beat me up or throw gum in my hair.
PRO: I can take in the loveliness of the reunion venue and my former classmates with sober, clear eyes. This could be considered a CON, I am not sure.
|Me, 1987, center right|
CON: With the exception of marching band and a handful of people, I really hated high school. I don’t see the point in reliving the torture of my four years of life spent as a confused and scared high school girl. Really, I don’t.
PRO: Last I saw, the venue for the reunion may be at the casino. I could win the jackpot and use my winnings to fix up my house, get a new car, and finally fit in among the wealthy people in my 2.5 square mile insulated community. Maybe I’d even move south of Broad Street, but I doubt it.
CON: My Alma Mater is two hours away by car. Gas costs money. That would be money I would rather spend on tickets to the Forecastle Festival which is during the same month, and tickets for Madonna’s concert taking place in Cleveland in November.
Do you have a reunion coming up? Will you attend?