She dissapears and then returns with a question.

She disappears into thin air! And then POOF! Is back in your lives like she never vanished.

Let me tell you what happened last week. I had Monday off of work. BONUS. Then, I came to work on Tuesday, graced them with my presence again on Wednesday, and then on Thursday I went and talked to my boss and was like, “Oh, I don’t have that much to do today, can I take a vacation day, oh and by the way I forgot to tell you I’m taking tomorrow off too…” And he was really really nice and said, “Sure!” So I said, SEE YA LATER!!! And then I left.

And when I left it was like I walked off the planet. I didn’t answer my phone, I didn’t call people back, and the biggest sin of all, I DIDN’T UPDATE MY BLOG! And I know if I want to be famous and a SUPERSTAR I totally have to update my blog. Not that anyone REALLY cares, but I mean in order to obtain A-List Celebrity status I have to be brazen and assume a lot of people do care.

Moving on. There has been an uproar (like 3!) of Poway High Alum readers, and I would just like to say, Poway High, I honor thee, alma mater true. And welcome!

And speaking of High School, last night Eric and I watched Grosse Pointe Blank. For some reason I hadn’t seen the movie before, but of course I loved it. If you haven’t seen it, to sum it up a hit man goes to his 10 year high school reunion. He has an awkward time trying to tell people what he does for a living, and while he’s there he tries ignite a future with his old flame. So for obvious reasons, the movie really got me thinking about high school and my imminent 10 year reunion in 2012.

And the big question for me, and I am sure it has been the big question for so many others is…do I really want to go? I liked High School, but never have I lamented its passing. The people that I really wanted to keep in touch with I for the most part have. That’s not to say there aren’t people I wouldn’t mind seeing again. But especially now that I’m married, and after reading Malcom Gladwells’ “Tipping Point” I realize that there is only so much room in my brain for intimate relationships. I’m not looking for love, and although I’d like to share love with old friends, I mean, they can always read the blog!

But aside from all this, is it really ever wise to go back? The cliche argues “You can never go home again.”

To barely skim the surface of this philosophical question, I will share that my ever-wonky logic brought me to the conclusion that the only reason I would go to a reunion would be to find myself or help me progress on my life journey. (Much like our hit man Martin Blank who is ready to quit the killing business) I really think the only constructive reason for going back in life is to examine who you are currently, in comparison to who want to be eventually. So, if my reunion occurs at a time when I happen to be in a life crisis (likely) and I’m trying to figure out my path, then I think it would be worth while to attend a reunion and use it as a time of reflection. But if I felt confident in my life path and very centered, and like I had totally harnessed all my chi for the present moment, I don’t know if it would be that important to attend.

After all, I will probably just stress myself out about being too fat and spend the two months prior trying to lose weight. And then when that doesn’t happen I will get desperate and start weighing options like seaweed wraps and liposuction. And Eric will have to listen to me complain about how fat I am all the time. And I’d hate to subject my sweet husband to that.

However, the tradition of a high school reunion is as ceremonious as prom. It is yet another rite of passage, no? It is something you are supposed to do, expected to do, and in many movies greatly romanticized. Damn you Hollywood.

The question about attending a high school reunion brings out an obvious response from the elitist and the cynic. So if your gut reaction is a “Hell no, why would I waste my time?” Then perhaps evaluate if you fall into one of the two aforementioned categories. If you’re not a cynic or a elitist and you still have that gut reaction perhaps you were tortured and tormented in high school? Would you rather face your accusers or forget them all together?

I’d really like to know your thoughts on the matter. If you have attended, if you decided not to attend, or whether you have some opinion one way or the other.

As the ex-Junior Class President, Prom Queen, and member of the Poway High School JV Tennis team, one may have assumed that I would be all over something like a reunion. But I’m having a hard time seeing the point.

This girl had to learn the hard way that it’s never a good idea to get back together with your ex, and a high school reunion pretty much reeks of a remorse-filled late night hook up. The kind you had to sneak out of the apartment for and lie to your roommates about. On the other hand, perhaps I would be just plain stingy to deny my graduating class the honor of having the celebrated author of SheBlogs SheBlogs in the flesh.

So come on people. I’ve only got 3 more years to decide. Throw in your 2 cents.

xoxo

Alison

8 Comments

  1. hanner

    Speaking of high school, Grosse Pointe Blank was filmed in MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA… my alma mater.

  2. jenny

    facebook has kind of ruined the anticipation of a high school reunion since you can see what most people are up to on there…

    but, it’ll give you an excuse to go visit home and get dressed up with your hubby for a night so i say do it.

  3. +L

    i don’t plan on going to the 10 year, but it’s possible i might attend the 20. given the facebooking, i’m thinking most of my fellow rbhs-ers haven’t quite gotten over themselves yet. give ’em another 13 years and maybe…

  4. Nicole

    I’d like to answer, but I’m too busy freaking out about the fact that it’s only 3 years away.

    Like you, I’m on the fence. I think that in the event I can talk people into going with me, I’ll go, if only because I want to know if the boys I had crushes on are now married to schlumpy women.

  5. courtni

    entertainment. comedy. go. why not?

  6. Tim and Sara

    I’m for sure only going if I can reach my goal weight of 100#. Just kidding. I’ll totally go, I’m sure all 90 of the girls in my graduating class will want to see what I’ve been up to.

  7. Liz

    For years, I thought I’d want to go back, bragging about my master’s degree and marathons and designer handbags. (Yes, that’s just how shallow I am).

    But then I grew up a little bit more and realized I really don’t care about what anyone from high school thinks of me. And I really don’t care what happened to them.

    Plus, I think if my husband were in the same room as any of the dudes I made out with in high school, he’s probably start busting out his UFC moves. It could get ugly.

  8. sheela

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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