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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Contemplating a five-year reunion

RFA Graduation 2006. Five long years ago.
As surreal as it seems, I've officially been out of high school for five whole years. Whoa.

I don't really feel any different. Yeah, I graduated college and got a big-girl job, but I'm assuming most of my fellow graduates from the RFA Class of 2006 have done the same, right?

Well I was gossiping with talking to a friend of mine recently about people we graduated with and how we only really know anything about their lives now from Facebook. Some of them have great jobs, moved out of state, and are making tons of money. Some of them are married with kids. Some of them fell of the face of the planet, never to be heard from again.

Either way, we were throwing around the idea of having an unofficial five-year 'reunion'...if we should even call it that. More of a five-year 'hey let's get together if you're around town and as nosy about what's going on with everyone as I am' event.

We did realize our obstacle would be getting a hold of everyone from our class, since Facebook is generally our only means of communication with people from high school. I'm unaware of whether or not RFA keeps alumni records for reunion purposes (which I would think they do/should?) and although that would make life easier, it's a little short notice for embossed, hand-mailed invitations to reach 400 people.

I know I seem impatient. I mean, why can't I just wait another five years for the official anticipated/dreaded 'Ten Year Reunion?'

I'll tell you why. I'm nosy curious. One of my finer journalistic attributes. I feel like no matter what age you are, you occasionally flip open the old yearbook, scan the photos of your class and think to yourself 'I wonder what John Smith is up to,' 'Oh I haven't seen Jenny Scalenny in years,' or 'I hope that Tony Maloney is alone and miserable like he made my four years of hell.'

While we're still exploring the option, it may just be inevitable that we wait the five extra years. Realistically, who has spare time to plan a high school reunion, ya know? I sure don't. Until then I guess Facebook stalking will have to suffice.

Do you ever wonder about old friends from high school? Was your first high school reunion all you thought it would be? Do you not really give a crap either way?

Feel free to empathize or burst my bubble in the comments!


Anonymous Ryan Colgan said...

Facebook is great for seeing what people are doing, but I find that some of my friends from home are just realllyyyyyyy socially awkward now or just really weird to talk to.(maybe "burnt out"?) That's something I did not learn about him/her when I was stalking on Facebook. We did not have a 5 year reunion (that I knew of) for class of 2004, so I guess Facebook will suffice too. I wonder if our generation doesn't think they are that important because there are so many ways to keep in touch with people now-a-days.

June 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

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