Friday, October 3, 2008

Should I Go?

Ok, Tony will crap his panties if he finds me on the computer today! Here's how the morning went...Now Lauri, you ARE going to get the kitchen packed today right? Lauri, I mean packed and over to the house right? Seriously Lauri you are going to be done today right???
Umm sure...
Well I have been debating and debating and can't decide so I am asking for advice here folks. Should I go to my 20 year high school reunion or not? It is going to be the weekend that we are in California so we'd be there and it would be fun to see a few people but here's the deal~ I am cheap..I am not sure I want to pay $95 per person for Tony and I to go and also..I am self conscious! I am too fat! High school was brutal and I am not sure I want to revisit those insecurities! I KNOW how people are about fat people. I have seen them, actually seen them turn, point and say awful things to Tony and I. They don't think twice to say things they think are funny or mean. I don't think it will be like that but I don't know!
I keep wondering why I feel so self conscious about this and worrying. Why the HELL do I care what they think?
So, My question is do you think I should go?
If I go what do you wear to this? Claudia thinks semi formal. I am retarded. What is semi formal? A dress? Is it dressier than a church dress? I'd have to shop for something and I have not a clue!
So ladies, help a sista out here...talk to me goose!

16 comments:

W. Vidal said...

Of course you should go! Don't let other people keep you from having a good time!

Jim Proffitt said...

Hate em!! Mom and I have been a couple times I think. Shallow people.

Mike, Suzann and Family said...

The question is do you REALLY want to go? Who cares what people think. It all depends on if you truly want to go. There are lots of ways to spend $95+ though :)

Aprilyn said...

I'm not going to mine. Ever. I'm fat and I hated High School. I don't even remember anyone from high school. Plus, you have to pay $95 to go?! No way I'd go. But don't listen to me if you want to go.

sherry said...

That's $200.00. A lot of money. If you didn't like High School anyway, don't go. There should be a website or something they put together so you can reconnect with old friends beforehand. I know our ten year reunion did that. And around here we have a family picnic at a park where you can hang out with your kids. That was fun. That way you can show off how dang cute your kids are. I think you should go to the picnic if they have one, and ditch the reunion. If there is no picnic, reconnect with the people you LIKED in High School through the website and go out to lunch while you are in town. Save yourself $200.00. That's my suggestion.

The Northwest Bunch said...

Yuck! Your brother (me) thinks they are all horrible. I've looked up old classmates on facebook and they are all losers- for the most part. SP wasn't great for a bunch of us. Next year is my 20... ok that just hit me like a ton of bricks. Anyway- I really don't think I'll go. Most of the people there are just gonna get drunk and act like idiots. I would only like to see a couple of people and it's not worth it to pay that much to hang with old friends. I'd rather look them up and see them on neutral ground. Sherry is spot on. Love ya, you booger.
Jimmy

goingsome said...

Ok, I have to comment, since I am going............Yes, I didn't enjoy the growing pains of high school either, but I am going. I really don't care if people think I am heavy or not as pretty, or whatever. Who cares. Bottom line I think it would be fun and curious to see people you haven't seen in 20 years. The 20 year only comes around once and you can't go back and do it over. Lauri, are you really going to get in touch with people outside the reunion and have lunch or get together? I don't know. I know it is a lot of money and yes it is a past gone by, but it would be nice to see old friends or acquaintances. My husband and I went to his reunion last year and even though a lot of people didn't go, due to the admission charge, it was still fun to see a few others. You obviously will make the right choice, but just rememeber that when it is gone, it is gone. Don't let the money or insecurities make your choice. Ultimately, if your heart isn't in it, then don't go. You decide :)

DANI KYNASTON said...

High School sucks. I didn't like most of the people and often didn't like who I was either. There are a few friends that I would hook up with, but not many. $200 is a lot of money. Is it worth it? I don't think that it would be for me. As for how you look, I would say don't worry, but that is a factor for me as well. You and Tony are great people, don't go if it is going to make you fell like less than that!

kristifritzel said...

Depends, how many people are you hoping to see? If it is just one or two, not worth it. BUt if you really had a quite a few friends you were hoping to get in touch with again, then it's worth it. Personally, I have just been finding my friends on facebook.So few of my friends were in my grade anyway. Also. Think of the FABULOUS date you and Toni could go on with that $200

KLS said...

I thought about going, but then I looked at how much a ticket from Maui to San Diego was going for and it is around $800 round trip. I pretty much don't have a choice. If I was in CA, I would more than likely go out of curiosity. I went to the 10 year reunion and I left early. 10 years was not a long enough span of time. My cousin went to her 20 yr and said that she had a lot of fun. The only thing you need to do first is get in touch with the people you hope to see and make sure they are going. Nearly every person I wanted to see at the 10 year was not there. It was still the same clicks and they all sat together. If you look at classmates.com and view people's photos, the popular crowd still hangs out together. Strange! If you go, I want to hear all about it. I can think of a lot of things to do with $200, but the 20 year reunion is something you will never have the chance to pay for again.

Julianne said...

I don't know if it is worth it. Like most everyone has said, do you know anyone who is going? Anyone you want to see? About being fat- Shut up. You look fabulous!! There wasn't anyone I wanted to see at mine so I didn't go. Semi formal is church dress, your nicer church dress or slacks. If you do go you will have fun. You always do. Luv ya!

Shelli said...

Juli's right -- you are just so fun to be around, they'll all be glad if you come. Your post got me curious, and I checked for my high school reunion -- apparently they had a 25 year reunion over the summer. Hm, didn't even know about it! I've never been to any -- not that interested. If you think you'd like to go, I say go for it!

Ginger said...

I went to my 40th. That was the only one I even considered. I can't remember most of the people I went to high school with in the first place. I was amazed at how few I recognized. The girls were old and the guys fat and bald. All the girls had on cocktail dresses and were showing things that should have been hidden. There was alot of booze flowing as well. We stayed for about 30 minutes and left. The worst part of it all, the guy sitting next to me was a former client and I didn't even recognize him! So I won't be going to the next one.

Cara said...

I went to my 10 year and hated it. My friend had me sign up for Facebook under our reunion group to reconnect with the ol' high schoolers and to be honest I'm not sure I even want to go to the 20 year even though I am conversing w/ these peeps now. So $200 and not feelin' it.....Don't go and spend the cash on something fun for you and your sweetie - dinner, movie, new outfit.

Crazymamaof6 said...

i loved mine! loved it! but Lance is refusing to go to his 20 year this year. i figure it's his choice.
only go if you are DYING to. other wise it's a waste of money and an evening talking to lame people who want to gloat about what they are doing/have/look like.
not fun!

Kricket said...

Don't go. Those people aren't worth your time! Your value is so much more than whatever they might think of you good or bad.