I am relatively young, as told by the cougars readers that stalk me on the daily; I love you all ladies. However, this week I am feeling a bit more off than normal. My 10 year high school reunion is this weekend and truly I didn’t think I would still be here. Not in the metaphysical sense but in the, my apartment in DC is missing me, sense. Why am I put off on the idea of a 10 year reunion? Because I never really was a high school kind of guy. The majority of people peaked in high school, some in college, and me, well I am still growing. I don’t really think I will “peak.”
In high school I was cool with everyone and had no problem with the ladies. In fact I was always out surfing or skating, because lets face it, being a white boy with long hair in the hood can be slightly uncomfortable. It was mellow. The core group of friends I had in high school i.e. our mini-gang of surf vandals, still hang out to this day. In fact one is my current roommate. I had no real need to socialize with “the cool kids.” I couldn’t care less what was going on around me as long as I had my board and a way to the beach. My other friends went to a completely different school and was located in suburbia, not the hood.
So, a really close friend, like I have known her since kindergarten, told me I had no excuses and I have to go. I believe her exact words were “I am coming in from Spain, I think you can make it!” I really do not want to go. I probably do not have anything in common with these people. Why? Because we didn’t have anything in common when we all went to school together as is. If I do go do i bring a date? If so, who in their right mind would want to endure this pain with me? What if I run into a few certain ex-girlfriends, who may or may not still hate me? What happens if in true fashion, I get totally bombed? My “wing-man” doesn’t speak much English and my Spanish is not all that good either. I mean he is an awesome guy, but these are the scenario’s you have to rehearse.
The real question is what if all the above is complete and utter bull-shit. That the last few paragraphs are me just highlighting my insecurities. The fact I have been stagnant has been bothering me, maybe this is just a way of realizing it. I am sure that I will be my charming and debonair self, as usual. Maybe, I will have another “chance” encounter with an old flame? Ha!
I am just not comfortable with this whole idea. Seriously, I have always been the guy that said 10 year reunions were for suckers. Now, I am that sucker. I am going to need a lot of vodka for this one!