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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 08:33 AM
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20. I have TWO reunions this year...
Edited on Wed Jun-09-04 08:36 AM by fudge stripe cookays
I went to 2 different high schools for 2 years each. I can't go to one and not the other! Especially when I was happier at the first one.

One is in July, and I just found out the second one is in November, on a Saturday night in Austin, so I can go to both.

I've discovered a major strength I never knew I had in high school. My father died right before I got there, so I had so many issues with guys. I liked them, and could talk to the ones I wasn't attracted to, but the ones I liked I completely clammed up around. I had NO self-confidence. I ALWAYS had my head buried in a book, because I didn't want to deal with people. I was sure that I was being sized up wherever I went. That was my way of dealing with it-- I could ignore people by putting my head in a book.

It wasn't until I got to college that I finally emerged from my cocoon. Now, I'll say anything to anybody; I'm completely bold about everything I do. Now I just read in public because I hate most of the idiot people here. ;-)

Someone several years ago paid me the biggest compliment I've ever gotten. He said I was "passionate." Not just about love, but about art, about music, about literature....that whatever I was into I was 200% INTO. That's always stuck with me.

If I'd had the personality I have now in high school, I would have had dates coming out the kazoo instead of sitting alone every weekend. Oi. Youth is wasted on the young.

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  - Kids who just got out of high school 25 years ago don't know diddly!  Career Prole   Jun-08-04 03:35 PM   #1 
  - "Everything"  TheBlob   Jun-08-04 03:37 PM   #2 
  - The kids that were assholes in high school  bif   Jun-08-04 03:38 PM   #3 
  - Hey, 26 years for me  Canuckistanian   Jun-08-04 03:41 PM   #4 
  - I just went to my 20th  Catfight   Jun-08-04 03:44 PM   #5 
  - Graduated in 1980, one of *the* worst students in a class of  regularguy   Jun-08-04 03:45 PM   #6 
  - HS is an emotional Hell  WindRavenX   Jun-08-04 03:52 PM   #7 
  - More than 25 years out ...  gauguin57   Jun-08-04 04:07 PM   #8 
     - Me, too  JulieRB   Jun-08-04 04:15 PM   #9 
        - what made you stop thumping the bible?  gauguin57   Jun-09-04 02:49 AM   #19 
  - Exactly 40 years ago for me. Seems like yesterday. (nt)  fiziwig   Jun-08-04 04:21 PM   #10 
  - Twenty Six For Me... Spooky Isn't it?  arwalden   Jun-08-04 04:44 PM   #11 
  - at 20th didn't recognize the guys - men change a lot, women not so much  bobbieinok   Jun-08-04 04:56 PM   #12 
  - my dad went to his 60th!!!!!!!!!!!!  bobbieinok   Jun-08-04 05:00 PM   #13 
  - I didn't really start to learn until after I graduated from high school.  NightTrain   Jun-08-04 05:04 PM   #14 
  - love your list, class of '84!  gauguin57   Jun-09-04 11:59 PM   #21 
  - Yikes! Me too!  ronnykmarshall   Jun-08-04 05:13 PM   #15 
  - Congrats on your milestone, Julie!  flamingyouth   Jun-08-04 05:13 PM   #16 
  - Thanks, flamingyouth!  JulieRB   Jun-09-04 01:49 AM   #17 
     - Hopefully by my 20th anniversary, I'll have a hot date! LOL  flamingyouth   Jun-10-04 12:01 AM   #23 
     - ARE YOU SERIOUS? Your husband went to Roosevelt?!!!  geniph   Jun-10-04 05:00 PM   #26 
  - That life is far too short to waste your time on things you don't love.  SOteric   Jun-09-04 02:15 AM   #18 
  - I have TWO reunions this year...  fudge stripe cookays   Jun-09-04 08:33 AM   #20 
  - It's been four years ago June 2 that I graduated  Lestat   Jun-10-04 12:00 AM   #22 
  - Hey Julie, I have a 25th reunion this weekend!  lunabush   Jun-10-04 03:44 PM   #24 
  - 25 for me too  tsakshaug   Jun-10-04 03:47 PM   #25 
 

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