Wednesday, October 08, 2014


My high school reunion was held a few weeks ago.

Last month, I was debating whether to go, and googled "should I go to my high school reunion".  Some of the webpages said "no, I already stay in touch with everyone I'd want to see".  Others said it was a pleasant evening but nothing special.

My classmates on the reunion planning committee got into a dispute.  One person wanted a formal sit-down dinner.  My senior class president wanted a casual bar gathering.  They could not agree.  So they each held their own event, at the exact same time.  Every day I got a promotional email about the sit-down dinner, and an email encouraging me to come to the bar event.

I was intrigued by how much people cared.  So I decided to go to the reunion.

You'd think there is no way that two conflicting events would be held at the same time.  Surely they would merge into one.  One half would come to their senses and combine with the other.  But no, both events were held.  35 people attended the dinner, and 35 people went to the bar.

I went to the bar.  Every hour or so, we'd look at Facebook and see photos of our classmates at the dinner across town.

My overall experience was off-the-charts awesome!  It was so nice to see my friends.

Real estate outside of the Bay Area is a lot more affordable. This is my high school friend's home. He lives alone.

This is my friend's master bedroom closet.

We hung out all weekend and cooked a meal the final night of the weekend. My classmate "Annie" made amazing roasted potatoes. 

I'm very glad I went to the reunion! I felt a great sense of community and connection. It was far beyond my wildest hopes.


Wanda said...
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Calliope said...

Very cool! What a beautiful house. You'd think living in it all by yourself would tend to amplify feelings of loneliness but he seems quite happy. Maybe he just enjoys having lots of personal space, without the need to compromise based on the needs and tastes of another person.

Anonymous said...

Why not a picture of the basketball court to make everyone envious?

Anonymous said...

A basketball court? You're a sad, sad disgrace to trolls everywhere sir. License revoked. Back under the bridge with you, so you can spend your remaining days pulling the wings off of flies.

Anonymous said...

It's like that at my reunion too...the guys look more "mature" than the girls.

Franciele Agnoletto said...

The giant bedroom closet scared me... and the roasted potatoes gave hunger :D