Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Back in the Day

This past Thanksgiving weekend, my sister-in-law had her 10-year highschool reunion.

There are so many people who look back on highschool as the "best time" in their lives. Which makes me wonder: was highschool actually that good, or do most of us just not remember it correctly?

Highschool definitely had its highs. Who can forget graduation, getting your license, or meeting your first love. On the other hand, it was definitely not all roses and ice cream either. There were curfews, teenage angst, and zits. In many ways, it was a wash.

Perhaps the most charming thing about highschool though, was its sense of excitement. Everything seems possible when you're 18. You could be an astronaut, you could make a million bucks, and you could find Prince Charming. It's not that we all become cynics, it's just that reality starts to tarnish the hope a little. You decide you hate astrophysics, a million seems like an awful lot of work, and it turns out that Prince Charming is gay.

My sister-in-law ended up having a great time at the reunion. It's nice to take a trip down memory lane, to remember the days when your biggest problem was getting a date to prom. It's still nice to come back to the present though. To reflect on all the things you've learned since then, and to appreciate the fact that you no longer have that truly horrible spiral perm.

Ms. J


Blogger J & J said...

For those of you that didn't know her back then, you should've seen the zitz on Ms. J back in high school!

Just thinking about them gives me the creeps, their presense alone would make winning millions in the lotto a wash.

Mr. J

12:58 PM  
Blogger J & J said...

I hate you.

Ms. J

11:18 PM  

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