One month until the day of reckoning. One month until my 10 year high school reunion. I've been envisioning it ever since graduation. Ten years ago I resolved to be fabulous in 2007. With only a month left until the big day, I'm left scrambling to collect shards of fab to decorate myself with. During my senior year of high school I made a life to-do list. Let's see how I'm doing:
Get to college and become a geologist
Geologist, sociologist, what's the big difference? I got a dang B.S. and that's all I care about.
Walk the dog
The dog died.
Change my contacts
I think I might have done this 5 or 6 times since graduation.
Have something (small) published
Check. Online publications, but check nonetheless.
Call my sister
I nailed this one. I've actually managed to call all six sisters since graduation.
Brush my hair
Instead of brushing it, I just cut it all off after my freshman year of college. Now I just mess it up with my fingers in the morning and tell myself the tumbleweed look is still in style.
Hug my dad
Check. How could I not? The guy wears the same blue corduroy pants with needlepoint candy canes all over them every Christmas. He's an impossibly lovable guy.
Pick highway flowers
Nope. Sorry, hippie Hollywood, I just never got around to this one. Why don't you go cry to Cat Stevens about it?
Learn to snorkel/scuba
Learn to snorkel? Learn to snorkel? What moron doesn't know how to snorkel? Scuba I never did get around to though. I'm still too freaked out by the idea.
Eat a scone
Scone eaten and English cuisine pronounced, yet again, disgusting.
On Sundays only. I usually go to church looking like a flat out hussy.
We'll see if anyone else at the reunion remembers me other than being the girl who smelled funny.
Get a prom dress
Check. It was two sizes too small and made me look like Ursala the Sea Witch, but I got the darn thing.
Check, Check, Check! I am nuts for my hubby, my girls, and LeBron James.
Read a good book every two weeks
Whoops. Blogging has kind of killed this ambitious goal. How about "get up from the computer every 4 hours?"
Nope. I still don't sleep.
Be completely self-sufficient
Nope. I'm happily dependent on my family, friends and church for most of the small joys I experience in this life.
Live in the north in the woods
How about "live in Southern California in a concrete jungle?" Yeah, I like that better.
Surround myself with good music
Check. We make it to a L.A. Philharmonic concert occasionally and I have the classical stuff blaring in the car every day. I dig me some Handel.
Be in awesome physical shape
At this point, having made it through two pregnancies without getting stretch marks is about all I can brag about. And brag I will.
Has anyone else been to their 10 year reunion? How was it? Are they going to laugh if I show up without a Pulitzer? I've at least bought Crest Whitening Strips, am losing weight on my low carb diet and have a killer tan. Hopefully everyone is still as shallow as they were in high school and I can just get by for the evening on looks alone. If not, I'm in big trouble.