Friday, October 10, 2008

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

You're not going to believe this. Really, you won't.

The year is 2008 ... exactly 19 years ago, I was in my senior year of high school.

Tonight is my little high school's homecoming football game.

They've invited the graduating class of 1989 (in May it will be 20 years that I have graduated high school) to go on the football field before the game.

Here's the deal ... there were seven (Don't laugh. We had a lot more in the freshman through junior classes that year.) in my graduating class, none of whom I have kept in touch with. What if no one goes and I'm the only one standing on the field in front of stands full of people?

The class of 1999 will also be there. They probably had more like 100 or so in their class, so if 50 % don't show up, you've still got quite a few to stand with you. If 50% don't show up from my class, that's 3.5 people on the field. Awkward.

Here's the next deal ... I don't even really feel like going. I don't even care. Is something wrong with me? Why don't I care? Hmmm ...

All this led me to pull out the old yearbook last night.
Me almost 20 years ago ... 
(I really need to get a scanner. Sorry about the cruddy pictures. You get the idea.)

The huge class of 1989. I'm the one with the ton of make-up on my face.
Is it bad that I would rather stay home with my family and watch a movie and snuggle on the couch rather than go to this? That would be way less stressful and I can do that in torn-up shorts with bleach spots and an old t-shirt that I got from the one time I ran in the American Heart Association 5K. I guess I'm really just lazy and don't feel like getting all dolled up for one girl in the previous picture that may or may not be there.

FYI:  Favorite line from tonight's episode of "The Office" from Meredith in the ethics meeting: "Have you ever had good sirloin steak?"


Joan said...

Too Funny. I had nine in my graduating class including me. I wouldn't go either. A night with family sounds much better to me. That's just me.

God Bless,

sara said...

I am actually missing my 30th HS reunion this weekend...of course mine is a plane flight away. But if it were my decision.....I would be home with my family watching a movie!! The investment there will last a lot longer than showing up at the game! just my opinion!

Tammy said...

I graduated with about 17 people, we had our 20th reunion in '06 and I think maybe 3 people did not come. We had a dinner together and spent a good bit of time catching up.

So, take a poster with your blog site on it and lift it high and proud as you stand on the field alone. ;-)

Or just stay at home with the fam.

Windy said...

I wanted to ask this before when you posted a picture of you in a cheerleading uniform, but forgot - did you go to a private school? I did, and your uniform and mine are so similar. My graduating class had 32, but the class before us only had 9. I would go, only because I am still close with a lot of my classmates and because I am nosey like that!

Jeanette said...

The love I had for my classmates was so great that I have never returned. I would rather forget those formative years and the 400+ kids in my graduating class. We started with about 800+ and ended with over 400. (Long story but a huge job strike over my high school years drove many out of the area)

I'd stay home and enjoy the time with my family.


blessedwith5 said...


I would stay home (you probably already got that) and snuggle up under a nice blanket and put a good chick flick on the dvd.

Rachel said...

How funny! I would go. Then again, I had 270 in my graduating class, so if half didn't show up it'd still be like 100 people.

My 10 yr reunion is next year (c/o 99). I partially don't want to go because I don't want everyone to see how much weight I've gained (why - WHY - was I not happy with my body at 115 lbs? I'd give my left leg to be 115 lbs again, which is probably what it would take for that to happen!).

I think it could be fun, and if there's going to be a lot from the c/o 99, then you wouldn't be out there all alone. And trust me, you look young enough that you could blend in with them anyway.

(Just don't show them pics of the 80's hair, or you'll be busted!)

Cindy said...

Last weekend my oldest brother has a reunion with some of his former teammates from the 70's. We are celebrating 100 years of football and they were honored last week. He had not seen some of these guys since graduating and they all had a great time.

If you are uncomfortable about going, don't torture yourself. I enjoy going to the football games and seeing friends from school, however I gave up on class reunions because some girls never growup or change which brings me to your previous post. I finally had to ask God to show me how to move past all of the "stuff" that went on in high school and seek out true friends. This past summer I did a Bible study "Beauty by the Book, becoming a biblically beautiful women" by Laurie Cole. I never laughed so hard and learn so much about myself and my friends. I have applied so many truths from this study with my 7 year old and her friends who all have a tendency to be "mean girls". I get the opportunity to share with their mothers in hopes they will teach Godly principles at home.

Thank you for being so open and honest about your life. I hope we can meet some day so I can give you a big hug. You're precious!

Tami said...

Stay Home! I didn't even go to my 20 year reunion in September. I'm just not interested at all. I haven't really stayed in touch with anyone either and the thought of seeing all those people stresses me out. So I would definitely stay at home.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I didn't go to my 10 year if you don't want to go...don't, I probably wouldn't and I"m Do as I do!

K, I'm totally kidding about the cool thing...I'm not, cool that is! :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I opt for staying at home with the fam, but that's just me...I'm a huge homebody. Don't go if you don't want to, or if the thought stresses you out.

We had girls night out last night, so I missed The Office, but I'm heading over to watch on Hulu.

Tiff said...

Just the thought of doing something like that freaks me out! I say stay home if that's what makes you happy. Think of all the pressure of trying to figure out what to wear!

Andrea @ Mommy Snacks said...

first - you only had 7 in your graduating class? OK....since the numbers are so low, I wouldn't go.

IDK - Our pastor shared with us a few weeks ago how he recently went to his reunion and only went because he thought maybe there would be an opportunity to be an encouragement to someone. Turns out he was - a new christian who was discouraged because he was a minority in the town they are from.

So...something to think about too...

And, I was about to come by here and drop some Office comments - you should get on twitter because we were (or mostly me) was dropping comments throughout the episode...And, what about Dwight's marathon work day! I was cracking up!!!

Jules from "The Roost" said...


Soliloquy said...

SCARY. I should email you a photo of me (Class of '89!) We had the SAME EXACT HAIR!

Don't go. I wouldn't.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Sometimes reunions are great; sometimes they bomb. The older I get, the more difficult it is for me to go back, don't know why. You were a cutie, even with the makeup!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I'm late on this one cuz I was shopping out of town...I would have totally told you to go, cuz you'd certainly be the cutest.

LOVE the big hair pictures, they totally made my night.

jennifer said...

Oh Uh Uh. I am not going back and it has nothing to do with being the only one on a field. I have not lost a THING in high school and I am glad to have survived it.

I read your above post so I see that you didn't go. It is a personal choice but I am glad that you are satisfied with the choice that you made.

And you were awfully pretty with your eighties hair :)