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Monday, June 24, 2013

Fun and awkward

So my 10 yr high school reunion this weekend was fun and also awkward.  That's exactly what I was expecting.

Excited and nervous - can ya tell? 
Obligatory pose before heading to National Harbor...and before heels

The venue, Fosters at National Harbor, MD, was a good choice.  We were gathered at the end of the pier right on the water and away from the crowds which was nice.

Right on the water baby!  I kept a safe distance from the edge...

Pretty white tents and tables 

Gotta love iPhone apps - Photosynth

The music played was all from the 1999-2003 time period and brought back SO many memories.  I love that music can do that.

Food and drinks - adequate.  I wasn't really drinking so I don't know what drinks were offered or if they were good but apparently the food wasn't great.  That's a bummer because I was hoping for some yummy, fresh seafood.  Oh well.  Guess I'll just have to find some local seafood for my fix.  :)

And the peoples.  It was fun to see people I haven't seen in 10 years, but also awkward because I am not great at keeping in touch.  It was funny because I recognized some people right away but there were others that I did not.  I feel like I fit in the first category, I look exactly the same.  haha - not sure if that's good or bad.

I definitely felt like I was back in high school.  All the latina ladies gathered together, the Asians gathered together, the cheer girls, the Daventry kids, the cool kids.  The cliques are still alive.  Though no one excluded anyone, people definitely flock to the people they know and are comfortable around.  Makes sense, I was doing the same thing.

Being a halfie (half Chinese, half Caucasian) in high school I felt a little like an outsider at times.  I don't speak Chinese or Mandarin so I didn't feel totally comfortable with the Asians.  Which is a shame because they're so cool.  I think that is why I loved band because it was a random mix of people that loved music.  And I am happy that I got to see some band people and catch up on what they're up to.  I didn't get to talk to everyone I wanted but I did get to catch up with a number of people.

What's great is that I'm becoming friends with a girl who I wasn't close with in high school.  And to be honest, seeing her was really awesome.  I'm hoping that I can be better at keeping in touch with her.  :)

In the end I am glad that I went and don't have any regrets.  I do hope that when I do go back and visit Nova I can catch up with more people instead of waiting another 10 years.

Bless my husband's heart for hanging in with me when he didn't know anyone.  He's the best. 

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