Friday, September 16, 2011

How I Spent my Summer - Part II

Hanging out with the cool kids.

It's unbelievable but it has been 40 years since I graduated from High school. I ask myself daily how is this possible? How did time go by quickly? Was 1971 that long ago? Apparently the answer is a resounding YES.

Recently I have been working with a lot of high school kids at G-land. Kids that are entering their senior years at High School or attending the universities for the first time. Sitting in our Break Room in the trailor out back of G-land I was having a conversation with one of the kids, "A long long time ago in the 1960's......" he began and I started laughing inside my head in an hysterical kind of way. Quickly doing the math, if that had been me at that age taking about a certain era I would have been speaking about the 1920's. If I had had a mouthful of liquid I would have spewed it.

It's all relative, isn't it?

Are the hippies and kids of the 1970's like the Flappers of the 1920's to this generation? The answer is yes.

So I went to my High School reunion on the Fly. I sent in my money. I made my hotel reservations. I made an Airline reservation. I posted pictures on the Face Book page. I grew excited. Then I decided at the last moment not to go and cancelled everything.

Then I jumped in my car and drove the seven hours to be there because I am a wish washy can't make up my mind kind of spacy that way sort of person. I realized I could not miss it.

At the reunion I began throwing back watered down vodka smashes (my concoctions and directions given to the bartender to mix up in the thimble sized glasses).

I ended up downtown with a gang of the Popular Kids dancing at Johnny Angels with the class Egg Head. It was so much fun! It was like we were hanging out with the Cool Kids!

Well, we were.