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I can't believe it's been twenty years since I graduated from St. Joseph's Academy for Wayward Girls, er, St. Joseph High School. MoBob is researching airfares for the reunion weekend and clynne generously offered to host us.

Well. I had a hard time in high school. With the perspective of 20 years, I realize now that in high school I was a smart, well-liked, good-hearted, cute and accomplished young woman. Why didn't I know that at the time? When I look through my high school yearbooks I see that the classmates who signed came from every clique and every class. But I what I remember most acutely was a time of extreme unhappiness and alienation, and real relief at graduation. I'm afraid to dig up my journals from that time because I know every anguished word rivals any staged production of Mortified.

I have mixed feelings about attending the reunion. I missed the 10th because of my grad school schedule. There are some people I'm looking forward to catching up with, and I'm curious about many others, plus it's a good excuse for MB to visit SoCal. (From all the Buffy DVDs he thinks every school is like Sunnyvale High.) I'm trying to put it all in perspective - I've changed a lot since high school, and all for the better.

My calculus teacher always opened class with this prayer, and a bunch of us put it in our senior class message.
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On August 30th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
I've always wanted to go to a high school reunion, just not my own. Maybe I'll pop into yours and assume the identity of someone who didn't show up.
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On August 30th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I am sure that can be arranged. *evil cackle*
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On August 30th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC), nausica2 commented:
(From all the Buffy DVDs he thinks every school is like Sunnyvale High.)

*opens mouth*

Do you mean you average high school doesn't come with a principal that can turn himself into a snake?
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On August 30th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Gotta keep that quiet from MoBob!
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On September 6th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC), clynne commented:
The 10-year was really stressful for me ... until I got there. Then it was just fun. Not to be snobby, but I turned out SO MUCH COOLER than most of our classmates. Other than noticing that, it was mostly just a chance to catch up with people I had genuinely liked back when. Turns out there's no time for teenage angst when you only have a couple hours to recap the last 10 years with folks. Plus, being a grownup turns out to make that stuff matter a lot less.

I should contact Ms Mendoza and find out if you and I can tour the school on Friday or something. Just to see how the *same* it all really is, despite a large number of changes. I mean, or we could just take MoBob to Disneyland.
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On September 6th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Oh, that would be fun. Not sure if MoBob would be interested but we can always drop him on the bus to Disneyland first I guess.
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