Monday, May 5, 2008

Not old...just older

All right, so I stole that from Bon Jovi (Crush Island Records 2000) but it's certainly how I'm feeling right now.

A former classmate of mine just set up a group on Facebook in an attempt to begin the incredibly arduous task of organizing our class's 20 year reunion. Now, doesn't that make me sound old?! But I really don't feel like I graduated from high school almost twenty years ago.

The entire RVA graduating class of 1989...can you find me?

Yep...I'm the one that looks positively giddy! Ignore the hair--it was the 80's.

I remember meeting a couple that summer and the man, upon finding out I had just graduated from high school, mentioned when he himself had graduated. To which I proclaimed--"Oh, that was the year I was born!" From the look on his face, that probably wasn't something I should have said out loud. (I'm still working on that--what gets said out loud and what is best that I keep to myself.) So now I find myself on the flip side of that situation--and even older than he was at the time! Thinking back on that now, it really doesn't make me feel old.

What did make me feel old was the day I received my college diploma--fourteen years after I started (I got a little distracted along the way). My sister pointed out that one of my classmates was a former student of hers--and not from her first year of teaching either. Yes, I felt a little ancient that day!

8 comments:

Donia said...

Wow...horizontal stripes even...
I can't believe you're THAT old :)

Gina said...

Ha, at least you graduated college. I have two pending bachelor degrees just waiting to be finished. I'm only six classes away from one and I think 12 or so with the other. I started back in 93 right after I graduated. I think I'll just make it a life long career.

Hope you had a great weekend.
TTYS

Gina said...

PS.... I LOVED THE PICTURES AND THE HAIR. 80's rocked!

Marit said...

You look so CUTE in that picture! Thanks for posting more on facebook, such fun looking at them.
And old... yes ma'am I think we are sometimes. Here's what makes me feel old thinking about the reunion.
If I manage to go, my daughter will be the same age I was when you saw me last!! Does that make me postively ancient or WHAT?????!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow look at all that hair! How could I NOT remember you! You were always so happy! So glad you found me I will be reading you regularly. I love when people I know blog!!! love Kimbra.

Dori said...

For the record...Donia is my *older* sister! I'm rubber, you're glue--and you will always be older :) And you had bigger hair!

Dori said...

Awww...Marit, you make me blush!

Melanie said...

Because I am an idiot, that is why.

Hey, let me be maybe the 24th to welcome you to the captivating world of the blog. And look at you all cool with your ads and everything. :)