11 October 2006

h.s. reunion

I had my 10 year H.S. Reunion last week. It was good. Nothing earth-shattering. I was a little surprised by who came up to talk to me and who didn't seem to give a hoot whether I was there or not, but it was nice to see the people that there was no question as to how we'd greet each other--much jumping up and down and squealing.

It struck me today that there's a whole lot in high school that you learn and never wish you had to...like what it's like to a lose a friend--to death, to a bitter heart.

And there's a whole lot that you need to learn in high school and don't. For me, this was discovered sitting as a freshman in Cell Biology, praying that the professor would not call my name and wishing that my stupid 10th grade biology teacher had taught us something more than Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, & Species of the common butterfly (lepidoptera) and how to serve a mean ping-pong ball.

5 comments:

Hillary said...

We must be around the same age! I graduated in '97, so I'm assuming my 10 year reunion will be coming up any time now! I can't wait to go. I only keep in touch with one person, really, so it will be fun to see everyone.

Sounds like you had some hard lessons to learn during that time. As if high school isn't hard enough.

Way to go on the ping pong skillz! ;) I'm jealous!

Abbey said...

Let's see...what did I learn in high school that helped me in college? Uh...NOTHING! I had to take College Algebra THREE TIMES!!! AHHHH! Not fun...

We were pretty lucky in High School and didn't lose anyone, but just this year we lost one in a very bad way. It was very sad.

You know, I did learn something in high school that has helped me in life...schmoozing...I am the queen. I'll tell ya, I got myself somes A's in college classes that I did NOT work for but got for my schmoozing. Hmmm...good life skill! Now if Only I could find a career that involved schmoozing 24/7.

Sara said...

Well, missy,even your older sister, who was on Blog Sabbatical, has written a new entry. I believe it is time for you to write one too. Tell us how life is as a housewife :).

Kat said...

Hello? I keep checking in to see what's going on in your world. I wanna hear!

Kat said...

Oh Karen! I'm so sorry you have fallen of the face of the earth...I'll miss you.

Sincerely,

Pitiful Stay-at-home Mom who has nothing better to do than to read a few blogs here and there and can't find a meaning to life without them...