Saturday, October 14, 2006
The Reunion from... Oh Wait!
The girl in the top pic on the bottom right is Roxanne Wilson, for anyone who watches The Apprentice. Roxanne, Mini (far left) and I were good friends in high school. Roxanne and I were on swim team together, and she convinced me to join the debate team. I was relieved that she was still Roxanne, and it was really good to see her. That second picture is my brother, my husband, and Mini's husband hiding from us drunk people outside. Thanks for driving boys!
Anyway, I really did have a good time, and I'm telling you some people really embarassed themselves. Oh, and I feel like I've gotten a LOT hotter since high school, and Ryan told me afterwards that there were a few guys he wanted to pop in the nose because of how they were looking at me. HOW COOL IS THAT?! And a girl I've known since elementary, who was in my girl scout troop and I've got pictures of at my 6th birthday party, couldn't stop telling me that I look like a supermodel. OK, so maybe she was drunk too, but still! I really did feel invisible in high school, so it was really nice. And I also realized that I really did know a lot of people in high school. I may not have been a 'popular' kid, but I was involved in a lot of stuff. (**Damn, I just went back and read that paragraph and it sounds so braggy! I didn't mean it that way, for real, but hey! Who doesn't want to look hot at their reunion?)
The next morning I had to drag my (hung over) ass out of bed to go set up for the reunion picnic. Shoot me for ever agreeing to attend that part of the weekend too. I spent the whole time hydrating under a tree far away from the party, but my Bubble Zone was a success!
The best part about the picnic was that us drunkards were sharing a ramada with an AA group. Awesome.
I'm really proud of myself for being brave and talking to all kinds of peopleat the reunion though. At one point one of the snotty popular girls was asking me what my husband did, then what I did, and she was visibly impressed. Then she walked away. Ha! That's right girl! Remember we used to be friends and you decided I wasn't cool enough? Well look at me now!
Other then that, I've been detoxing this week (by cutting back to one or two drinks a night, with the exception of the hair-of-the-dog drinks I had on Sunday), today we went to the State Fair (where we spent $55 in about 15 minutes *sigh*), and next week we're off to MEXICO! 4 days of laying on the beach w/ my husband and my girls, drinking beer, playing football, reading magazines, drinking beer, and eating Mexican food. Mmmmm.
I promise updates more regularly. I'm recently obsessed with Flickr and spending most of my time over there.
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.