I cannot believe this weekend has arrived. I’m back in my hometown for my 20 year high school reunion. The thing is that it’s not like I haven’t been back in decades. I still have family here, whom I see about once a year. It’s the idea of seeing people with whom I went to high school that is wigging me out. People have been chatting about the event on Facebook for about 6 months now. Honestly, I don’t even remember half of them.
I was a nerd in high school. Shocking, I know. I kept a fairly low profile. I never wanted to be popular. Those people were just plain stupid. I had plenty of friends and had some fun, but high school was not the best time of my life. Not even close. Right now is the best time of my life. Being an adult is awesome. Sure, it’s got some really lame parts to it, but overall, I’m really happy. I’m also at a point where I’m finally happy to be single. I keep hearing about these souls who have all this drama in their lives. Drama that could easily be eliminated if they would just ditch the losers they are dating. Losers means both men and women.
Regardless, this is a time for me to catch up with a few friends who have drifted away. Life pulled us all in random directions for one reason or another. I’m pretty sure none of us expected to be living the life we have. I’m pretty sure all of us will feel very awkward tomorrow night, but that’s why God invented booze.
One good thing, I’m used to being a room of strangers or talking to people with whom I have little in common…it’s called dating. It’s good practice for other social situations.
Tonight, I’m getting ready to go out with a friend I’ve known since 7th grade. Rumors abound on the reunion Facebook page that some people are gathering tonight at various local watering holes. We are on a mission to spy on these folks. Maybe we’ll talk to them, but odds are we will just cringe and run away.
Tomorrow should prove more than cringeworthy.