Here We Go!
I probably should have called this post “How the Fuck OLD Am I!!!!” hahaha
Oh yeah…I’m THAT fuckin’ old! “Against All Odds” was our Senior Prom Theme Song and it turned out to be eerily prophetic for New London High School’s Class of 1984! hahaha. Song still makes me remember the prom and all of my old friends.
Yep, that’s me and my high school boyfriend, Phillip. That’s the New London High School gym…gods was it HOT that night! Oppressive! They wouldn’t let us go outside for a cig or just for a breath of cooler air. Nope, if you walked out the door you couldn’t come back in. Needless to say Phillip and I left early, got drunk off our asses, has sex on the beach, got caught by the cops, went to the After Prom, and then…I can’t fuckin’ remember! Nah, I’m not ‘that old’ I was that fucked up! Hey, I was 17 and he was 21…yeah, I know, today that would get him put on the Sex Offender’s List… LOL
Wait, let me be clear I HATED high school. I was so UNpopular it’s not even funny. Red hair, freckles, skinny, no tits, braces, missing teeth (right in the front) yeah, not anybody’s idea of ‘beauty’ by any means! So how I ended up with about 50 classmates on my FaceBook page…I got no clue.🙂 All I know is I didn’t go looking for them they found me. Each ‘friends request’ I received made me smile. Yes, Yes, Yes, it did.
Yesterday, while I was on FB I got a message from an old friend and the second I saw her name I KNEW what she wanted. I just KNEW it. I was like; “Awww, fuck. Not this shit again.” Oh, yeah, I was instrumental in putting on our 10th reunion. It was a chore, some people were totally unappreciative of that fact (never mind the fact that I like far less than 1/2 of them and did it anyway!), I refused to do the 15th. I have no idea if there even was a 20th or 25th. I certainly didn’t get an invite. AND our Class President is a freakin’ self-centered asshole who no one wants involved in the reunion. Hey, if you knew Jack the way most of the rest of us know Jack Cochran you wouldn’t want much to do with him either…great football player/coach or not.
But, I opened her message and found myself saying ‘yes’.
I’m an idiot, I know.
We IM’d for a while then we talked last night. She and I were best friends in Jr. High and it’s like 30+ years never went by at all. Don’t you love friends like that? Don’t see ’em for decades but pick up right where you left off. Kinda awesome.
Anyway….we’re shooting for late this year or next summer, which is actually our 30th…June 16, 2014!
I never thought I…or most of us…would ever live this long! Truly, once the braces came off, the teeth went in, push-up bras came into fashion…I figured; Live Fast, Play Hard, Die Young. But I’m still here! For all of the brain cells I’ve burnt out in grand infernos…I’m still kicking. So are most of them.
And another 30 years!