Attempting to Make Sense of Modern Life, Bit by Random Bit.
posted by bibliofilly at
mmm....i love road trips & cheese! btw, how'd your reunion go?!
Here is what I learned at my reunion, by me.1. You CAN go back again, but be prepared to feel as though nothing AND everything have changed.2. The people who left town after graduation don't care about this nearly as much as the people who didn't.3. Old friendships are best viewed at a distance; what you had in the past is a part of you, but leaning on it may expose weaknesses.4. Being aloof to someone who craves attention makes them chase after YOU. (OK, that one I have to explain - this guy I had a fatal crush on as a freshman, who I actually, embarrassingly sort of threw myself at, who saw me as a means to get stuff he wanted and manipulated me, as well as seeing someone behind my back before finally chucking me - his behavior is classic sociopath by the way, especially the refusal to believe rules apply to him, compulsive lying and grandstanding - anyway, HIM! - looking a hell of a lot worse for wear after years of partying and rock'n'roll living and ingesting god knows what substances - this is the last guy on earth I wanted to see there! Immediately spotted me on my arrival and decided that I was one of the few "cool" people he could talk to, then proceeded to stalk me the entire weekend. He called me early Saturday morning to try to get me to go to breakfast with him, then came up my mother's long driveway to leave me a note on my windshield, then later at the banquet sat next to me and regaled me of stories about his sex life and other exploits, then demanded to know where I wanted to go smoke weed with him after the party. He suggested my mother's house. I said no. He suggested her backyard. I said no again. Anyway, long story short, I had to slip out when we left to avoid him. It was so good for my soul to have his attention annoy me!) 5. One night of meeting and greeting with people you haven't stayed in touch with is probably enough.6. It's ever so good to be home in the present!
oh no! lol..that's like a sequel to romy & michelle's high school reunion! sounds like your old crush hasn't quite made it past his high school days...i found most of what you said to be true from when i went to my 10 yr. umpteen yrs. ago now! lol...always interesting to check out though...sounds like you were a very good sport about it! did you have a decent turnout? on ours we had a 2 nighter and the best part was grabbing a few beers at the pub on the "casual" night -one night was enough to see most people :)
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