I Survived My 10-Year High School Reunion

…and all I got was a headache this morning.


When the invite went out a few months ago, I was all for going. I didn’t have the best time in high school–nor the worst time–but I thought it’d be fun to see everyone I graduated with.

Yesterday I started wondering just why I thought that was such a good idea. Why did I really want to go? Did I? I’d already paid for my ticket, so I decided not to back out and my friend Sara and I went to Michele’s parents’ house before for a much-needed glass of wine.


We looked through the yearbook before we left to jog our memory with people’s names and faces. It turns out that most people looked almost the same (except for one guy we didn’t recognize at all and had to look at the nametag on his shirt to see who it was.)


Guys, if we take one more picture we can procrastinate leaving for another few minutes.

We finally ran out of ways to delay leaving and just left.


The party was at The Brickhouse in Wyckoff. I generally dislike event-hall type places in New Jersey (they’re all pretty much the same), but I really like the food at The Brickhouse.


Last night, I had a risotto ball (YUM), crabmeat stuffed mushrooms, eggplant, tomato and mozzarella, and a little bit of salad.

While I can’t say I had OMG THE BEST TIME EVER, I am glad I went, if only because I would have been so curious if I hadn’t. And yes, I did manage to find the other two classmates in the room who’d also run marathons this year and chat with them.


Whew. Goals achieved.

12 comments on “I Survived My 10-Year High School Reunion

    1. Theodora Post author

      @Sana: Yeah, I don’t really keep in touch with many people beyond the girls that I went with, but I was still curious! I went to my five-year, too. It was just at a bar, which was way more laid-back than last night.

  1. Evan

    I’m one of those weirdos who loved high school and wants to keep in touch with everyone. We have a reunion every year because we’re pathetic like that and I was sad to miss last year’s because I was in London(well, not that sad since it was London).

    1. Theodora Post author

      @Evan: A reunion every year? Wow. Youngin 🙂 This is our second “official” one, but usually the night before Thanksgiving at a local bar is pretty close.

  2. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey

    I’m kind of, okay really, excited to go to my 10 year reunion in a few years. I think it will be kind of different for peple than it has in the past because of all the ways people stay in contact these days (read: facebook). But how often do you really talk to those people?

  3. Alice

    I got invited to two ten year reunions – I took a year off before my final year so go invited to the reunion for the group I went through the first four years of school with and then again to the group I graduated with.

    I didn’t feel comfortable going to either but I’m still best friends with two girls from my final year so they went to the reunion and then we caught up for breakfast and gossip the next morning.

    Given it’s so easy to find out what people are up to via facebook these days, I don’t think reunions have the same mystery about them that they used to. I’m glad you had a good time at yours.

  4. Kimra

    I skipped my 10-year and stalked the photos on Facebook instead! I’ll probably go to 20, though. I think we will have all changed enough by then that it’ll be fascinating.


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