Sunday, July 19, 2009

And We'll Flashback In ... 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

This time next weekend, it'll be all over.

My 20th High School Reunion.

Am I going?

Damn right I am!

Yesterday, I was invited to, what sounds to be, quite the Par-tay next Sat night.

When I said 'Thanks but no thanks', that I'd be home, attending my reunion, he said 'You're going to miss this awesome, tents and music in the backyard, jamming all night party, to go see a bunch of people you haven't seen in 20 yrs?'

Yup.

I am.

I'm going home.



He's right in one respect. There WILL be people there I still have nothing in common with after 20yrs.

But there are others, and I can only honestly say, thanks to Facebook, that I've re-connected with, or have actually gotten to know for the first time.

And guess what?

Those people you didn't always 'hang' with at school?

They turn out to be pretty good people. Who, as adults, seem to find a more common ground to stand on.

I'm looking forward to getting away and having coffee and giggles with my old friends (you know who you are!).

I'm looking forward to getting reacquainted with others I didn't know that well before.

And there are others, I'm sure, whose paths I simply won't cross at all. For whatever reason.

But it's all good.


Hey! We're going back to the 80's, People! I have Loverboy and the Headpins playing in my hometown! It can't HELP but be a rockin' weekend!

I won't only be going home to my neighbourhood next weekend. I'll also be going home to memories.

Flashbacks.

I'll be going home to (partially scooped from a comment I made a couple of yrs ago on in one of my FB groups) ...

Big Hair, and I mean BIG hair!

Miami Vice (to all the guys who dressed like Crocket and Tubbs .... What the hell were you thinking?!?!??! ... never mind ... us girls dressed like Madonna so .... 'nuff said!)

The Brat Pack

Rocky

Footloose

Friday the 13

Nightmare on Elm Street

Karate Kid

ET (I still have my original VHS tape of this)

Where's the Beef?

Gag me with a spoon

Let's not and say we did!

Psyche!

SMURFS!!!!!

Ninja Turtles

Transformers (Original)

Pong - Atari - Intellivision - Commodore 64

Rubiks Cube

Care Bares

Cabbage Patch Kids

Sticker Albums

Friendship bracelets

Friendship pins (with beads) we put on our sneakers

Roller Skates with big white/black boots and had to wear the shiny polyester jacket to go with it ;-p

Skin-tight Levis red-tab jeans

High top sneakers

Shoulder pads - would you believe I still have a housecoat that has them in it! What's even sadder ... I was wearing it yesterday!

Swatch watches

Cassette tapes

Regan

WWF Wresting was introduced to the world!

and of course ... Who Shot JR?



Old friends ... old memories.

Yeah. Should be a good weekend.

K.

5 comments:

Daddioof4 said...
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Bonnie S. said...

Kim be sure to take lots of pictures!!

Employee No. 3699 said...

I'm sure you'll have a great time!

Daddioof4 said...

You always seem to mention exactly what I am thinking! Save some coffee and giggles for me!

Renee

Kim's Korner said...

Bon - Now you know I never go anywhere without the camera! ;-)

3699 - I'm going home to old friends, great music, and THE BEACH! There is NO OTHER option than to have a good time ;-)

Daddioo - Coffee ... giggles ... You're ON girlfriend ;-)