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Going to my 50th high school reunion Wednesday - ugh
05-27-2018, 09:56 PM #1
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What is the purpose of those things anyway?? In my case it is a tremendous waste of money. I went to an all boys high school, so there are no old flames to reconnect with.

My best friend from high school really wants me to be there.

Bought nonrefundable plane tickets, so now it's a done deal.

The more I think about it, the madder I get for relenting.

I transferred into the private college prep school as a sophomore and didn't know anyone whereas the rest of the school was made up of boys who had gone to grade schools together. Between not knowing anyone and the tremendous amounts of homework we had, I never hung out with anyone other than lunch in the cafeteria with Page and Jim, who would become the class valedictorian.. It was an odd pairing since I was a mediocre student.

I literally went to Jim's house only once, and to the other's homes not at all. In fact, in three years, I barely spoke to anyone more than a couple minutes at any given time, if even that much. I don't blame them. It was just the way it was.

So basically, I'll be travelling several hundred miles to spend a couple evenings and a graduation ceremony with strangers. I've never attended any of the previous reunions and didn't miss not going a bit.

I couldda taken that money - several hundred dollars mind you - and gone into a restaurant with friends for an evening. To be in a room for four gawd foresaken hours with 40 other people who know of me in passing but are unlikely to talk to me other than pleasantries with no way to leave early since my friend Page is providing the rental car..

gaah.gif Fook!

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05-27-2018, 10:02 PM #2
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There's so many great restaurants in Florida.
(I assume that's your 10-20)
I would have spent the money on seafood and dancers.
Or maybe just at the Home Depot for hurricane season supplies.
05-27-2018, 10:10 PM #3
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(05-27-2018, 10:02 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  There's so many great restaurants in Florida.
(I assume that's your 10-20)
I would have spent the money on seafood and dancers.
Or maybe just at the Home Depot for hurricane season supplies.

chuckle.gif An evening in Home Depot could be about as much fun and I'm not handy at all.

As matter of fact, the tropical storm Alberto has been predicted to hit exactly dead center where I live tonight.

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05-27-2018, 10:18 PM #4
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(05-27-2018, 10:10 PM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  
(05-27-2018, 10:02 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  There's so many great restaurants in Florida.
(I assume that's your 10-20)
I would have spent the money on seafood and dancers.
Or maybe just at the Home Depot for hurricane season supplies.

chuckle.gif An evening in Home Depot could be about as much fun and I'm not handy at all.

As  matter of fact, the tropical storm Alberto has been predicted to hit exactly dead center where I live tonight.

Well,
There you go.
Go get at least a couple of sheets of plywood and nails.
It can't hurt.
I was in Ft. Lauderdale when Katrina hit.
All kinds of no fun : (
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05-27-2018, 10:28 PM #5
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My bet is that it will hit Gulf Shores, Alabama.
But forecasts worry about Storm Surge, The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. From Crystal River to the Mississippi/Alabama border, the storm surge could be 2 to 4 feet
05-27-2018, 11:43 PM #6
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Never been to one and I'm not going to one in the future. I had lots of friends but that was long ago and I have not had contact with anyone since then.

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
05-27-2018, 11:45 PM #7
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And I bitched for paying €25 for catering at the last reunion. chuckle.gif Nobody would dream of flying to a high school reunion in these parts I would think, at least I've never heard of such a thing damned.gif
05-28-2018, 02:19 AM #8
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(05-27-2018, 11:45 PM)Octo Wrote:  And I bitched for paying €25 for catering at the last reunion.  chuckle.gif Nobody would dream of flying to a high school reunion in these parts I would think, at least I've never heard of such a thing  damned.gif

The damn dinner is $45 for one person. Cab fare?? It's too embarrassing to even mention! gaah.gif They might need to strap me down on the plane until the local behavorial hospital can send over some white coats.

Let's make 5G safe by installing zirconium ceramic bricks to the cell masts. It will save the providers billions of dollars quickly by reducing interference.

Can you ask yourself "Why do I love discovering how my protons can experience Loving Kindness?"
05-28-2018, 02:26 AM #9
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As a sidelight, I just spent an hour making up new business cards. Thought it would be good to have them BEFORE the trip. The website said I could pick them up at home depot in an hour.

After an hour and after going through the entire payment process, the order confirmation page says they will be delivered June 11th. No notice was given prior to placing the order.

This is how my life has been for the last three weeks times a thousand. I was handling it really well until the last several days. One day, I worked for 10 hours straight overcoming about 50 hurdles and didn't swear once. Made up for it today.

I feel like this woman...
bump.gif

Let's make 5G safe by installing zirconium ceramic bricks to the cell masts. It will save the providers billions of dollars quickly by reducing interference.

Can you ask yourself "Why do I love discovering how my protons can experience Loving Kindness?"
05-28-2018, 06:24 AM #10
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Let's hope this school reunion is the best there ever was hiding.gif
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05-28-2018, 06:56 AM #11
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Hopefully your airport will be open.
Alberto is getting stronger and knocking at your door.
05-28-2018, 07:07 AM #12
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(05-28-2018, 06:24 AM)Octo Wrote:  Let's hope this school reunion is the best there ever was hiding.gif

chuckle.gif

Let's make 5G safe by installing zirconium ceramic bricks to the cell masts. It will save the providers billions of dollars quickly by reducing interference.

Can you ask yourself "Why do I love discovering how my protons can experience Loving Kindness?"
05-28-2018, 07:08 AM #13
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(05-28-2018, 06:56 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Hopefully your airport will be open.
Alberto is getting stronger and knocking at your door.

yup.gif uhhuh.gif Plane doesn't leave until Wednesday unfortunately.

Let's make 5G safe by installing zirconium ceramic bricks to the cell masts. It will save the providers billions of dollars quickly by reducing interference.

Can you ask yourself "Why do I love discovering how my protons can experience Loving Kindness?"
05-28-2018, 11:39 AM #14
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I would just buy a lot of vodka with that money and know I was having a better time than those at the reunion.

Un Strigoi printre noi
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05-28-2018, 11:58 AM #15
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you're genius Strigoi chuckle.gif



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