Monday, August 11, 2008

Reunion Recap



These were NOT taken by my real camera. I didn't want to be behind the lens avoiding any interaction with my former classmates. Instead, I brought along my all-in-one pocket media gadget: my Palm Centro. We did not have optimal lighting conditions, but the smiles in these images shine pretty bright, regardless.

This is Paula, my high school BFF. She married some guy that I used to have a little crush on...


She still lets me sit on Todd's lap. He still likes it.


This is Christine, the most genuine girl you will ever know and the most fun you will ever have... and I don't mean that in a written-on-a-bathroom-stall kinda way.


Shaun... this guy was WAY too smart for his own good. Our high school counselor asked him if he thought that high school just wasn't for him. I reminded him that it wasn't. Because of his genius at finding loopholes, three rules were permanently changed in the student handbook. He took the GED and joined the Coast Guard. Now he's on his way to med school after a successful stint as a financial analyst. Guess our counselor was right. Genius isn't always in the form of a mold...



Randy (below) was my first crush. He had totally forgotten that fact. I had to remind him that I used to walk up behind him to snake the Fat Comb out of his back pocket so that he would chase me through the quad. He married one of my other classmates. They are so funny together... by the end of the night, she and I were drunk, laying on another guy's bed comparing nail length. Just like school...


Mr. Cool here is Craig. I never had a crush on him or anything. I just always loved his sleepy smile and killer dimples. He was one of those cool and quiet guys. Except for the beer gut, he's exactly the same.


I accidentally insulted Eric (below) by saying that he was the same but old. What I meant was, he had NOT changed... AT ALL! He looks just like he did in junior high. His wife is so so so sweet. I told her that I always knew he would marry someone just like her. He's a fireman now. Of course he is...


I once got arrested for shoplifting. I had totally forgotten about that episode until I ran into this Boozer. Brandy was always good for a party, especially when we were away on school sponsored trips. She admits that she still loves a good time. Brandy: Don't you go changin'...


My outfit was perfect... no matter how much I stressed over going without a bra... First time EVER doing that! Apparently, losing weight and regularly doing push ups works.


And can you believe that I didn't get Biggest 80s Hair???


At the end of the party, we moved to the bar, played some pool, ate some popcorn, and shut the place down. Then we headed up to Mike A's room, #617. Todd made sure we'd remember that number. He repeated it incessantly on the microphone all night. Supposedly, the guests across the way called security, but I still think it was Mike... he had the biggest S* eating grin on his face as we all left, beer and shoes in hand. My head hit a pillow sometime around 3:30 with a piece of cold pizza on my chest.

Aaaahhh... just like the good old days...

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14 comments:

ophelia rising said...

I'm crazy about your black top! Where did you get it?

Ann said...

You look SO adorable!!! Such a genuine, happy, full-of-life, open smile - I love it! And, your outfit is adorable too. So glad you had so much fun. :)

D'Arcy said...

You are Fabulous! You look Fabulous! Your friends adore you and you adore them and it is SO much fun to see more pictures of Sugar!

(as a sidenote, your blog won't let me upload it to googlereader..yours is the only one..what is up with that?!!)

KingdomWriter said...

Oh you look so HOT babe, absolutely gorgeous! I was wondering, when you met the guys you used to have a crush on, what did you think? Had they changed soo much that you were wondering, 'hmmm, just as well it was just a crush..' Except that fireman dude of course.... : )
Looks like you had a brilliant time. Cool shots.

Rowena said...

It looks like you had so much fun. I missed my reunion this year. We graduated the same year! But I don't know, I bet I wasn't as social as you, I had lots of acquaintances, but not so many friends.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Dude. You are ultrahot.

Naomi said...

I'm totally with the rest of the ladies...looking hot darling! and def way too good looking for those boys you had crushes on. Isn't it funny how life works out that way? Glad you got to party the night away. And congrats on doing the braless thing, I can't. I couldn't before b/c I'm too top heavy and post-baby I can't b/c my breasts went from perky to long. I'm comfortable with my body, but no one wants to see that.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Sugar,
Looking spunky! Could have used you at my high school! You look very happy and comfortable. Cheers.
Rangimarie,
Rob

Daphne said...

How nice to still look good at reunions. after I go to something like that I dream about it for days. Have everyone back in my head.

Lela said...

I am aching in jealousy. That looks like a great reunion. And you looked great! One thing though, I never partied under the bleachers. I skipped the game entirely!

smiles4u said...

Awe...what a good time and you definetly look hot! Aren't you glad that you went? Great pictures of you with your friends...great memories to keep!

suz said...

The pictures are so great. You look so FAB!!!! Love the blouse and let those puppies be free sometimes.....:)

San Diego Momma said...

Cold pizza on the chest! Those were the days!
I think his name was Beezer.

p.s. you look a-do-rayble.

Sugar said...

Good Lord! Talk about a big burst of wind beneath my wings! Thanks for all of your kind compliments. I had an absolutely fantastic time reconnecting and am busily planning follow up parties. Yay!

The blouse is actually four individual scarves sewn together with a few little strings for shaping. I bought it at a little boutique by the beach in town.

Can't believe nobody said anything about the 80s hair!

I'll have to hurry up and get something else up. Weird seeing my big toothy grin every time I log on! But you know... I am glad to see that girl still exists. ;)