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JCC 20 yr High School Reunion? Really?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Souderwan, Mar 21, 2013.

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Should I Go?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. No

    10 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. I don't care, and neither should you

    14 vote(s)
    35.0%
  1. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    There are about 5-6 people I went to school with who I still keep in touch with. The ones who I don't keep in touch with keep that status for good reason.
     
  2. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    Mar 14, 2004
    i read tunick's post and just assumed it said, "if i go, i ain't showering". i had to look again to determine that was not in fact what it said.
     
  3. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I do have a small shred of self respect, tom.
     
  4. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Jul 10, 2004
    Had my 10 year a couple of years ago. I still enjoyed it even with FB (though there was a lot of 'you should send your kids here!' from the school officials). Dunno about 20 though, I'll probably barely remember most of these people.
     
  5. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    My 10th would be this year, and a friend of mine has just started trying to look into organizing something; personally, I'd absolutely go. Not sure what'd happen, but I'd rather go than not. And there's a lot of people that I didn't keep in contact with well after that I wouldn't mind better contact with. Especially just as a lot of people headed elsewhere, what with college and all. I've seen some of them since, and when I run into them, I do enjoy it.

    The only bummer about the structure is that there's a lot of people I'd like to be in better contact with that were a year or two older or younger, and reunions don't handle that well.
     
  6. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jun 2, 2007
    I went to my 10th in 2011, and it was a lot of fun seeing folks I hadn't seen in a decade. Only ~50 of us showed up (out of 250 graduates), plus a few spouses, so the bar where we all met had plenty of room for us.
     
  7. LifeInTechnicolor

    LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sep 3, 2012
    My class reunion would be so boring.It would just be my twin and I since we were homeschooled.

    Joking aside,I would go if at least two of my good friends are going.I wouldn't want go to a party that was full of people that I was indifferent to or I hated.
     
  8. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 27, 2012
    I skipped my 20-year for two reasons.

    1. It was unnecessarily expensive.
    2. All the people who I would want to see again weren't going.

    The only true beauty of facebook is the fact that I was able to know these things. Some actual high school friends and I got together on our own for a few drinks after that. That was really fun.
     
  9. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    Yeah, I think planning your own custom reunion via FB, or whatever, would be the way to go. That way, you see the people you actually want to see.
     
  10. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    You should go. It's not the ones that you know about that make it memorable, its the ones you wouldnt think about. True facts: our 25th was last year and there was a girl that was shy, quiet, and nerdy back in the day. She's still a nerd, but she's also a pole dance instructor in NY.
     
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  11. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Nov 8, 2001
    Oh, hai?
     
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  12. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That's my usual response when she posts her recitals [face_hypnotized]
     
  13. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    May 25, 2001
    Perhaps dp and I should take a class of hers together.
     
  14. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Nov 8, 2001
    A "class" together... ;)
     
  15. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    Mar 14, 2004
    i'm too sophisticated to make a dp joke here.
     
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  16. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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  17. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    My tenth was last year....I didn't go, but saw facebook photos of it....only about 20 people showed up. Of those, maybe 12 were classmates, the others were spouses/s.o.'s.
     
  18. wannasee

    wannasee Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 24, 2007
    My school is small, so they have to combine classes to make it a reunion of more than 9 people.

    To achieve this they combine classes that are 5 years apart.

    It doesn't seem to occur to them that, rather than with people who graduated a "multiple of 5" years ago, people want be reunited with people they might actually know...
     
  19. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    May 25, 2000
    This year, they're doing a "decade" reunion, everybody from 1980-1990.
     
  20. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Aug 19, 2003
    I couldn't show my face at an 80's reunion. People would be so disappointed... I haven't had a bleached rat tail in decades.
     
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  21. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jun 3, 2005
    So...I should...umm...keep the 3 or 4 that immediately came to mind to myself, huh? Dang.
     
  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    I graduated in 1913, so my 100th is coming up pretty quick. Should I go?
     
  23. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Let's be honest, you participated in dp jokes in Orlando... ;)
     
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  24. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So awkward update that might sway me away from going. One of the girls I dated briefly back then sent me a PM saying she's really looking forward to seeing me again and "reliving old times" or something like that. Problem is, I barely remember that relationship at all. Then, as I was looking at the 150+ people participating in the thread, I realized that I only recognize like 10! But a lot more than that seem to remember me. I've found myself accepting friend requests from HS classmates in the past because I can't bring myself to say "I have no idea who you are". The idea of having to face this problem in real life is a bit terrifying.

    I feel like a terrible person.
     
  25. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    *smack* Snap out of it, man! Go!
    [​IMG]
     
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