Friday, November 12, 2010

Mums, Taco Bell And Quite Possibly A Trip Down Memory Lane

It's Homecoming!!  And you know what that means!

No, not ginormous mums and ribbons pinned to my shirt.  Seriously, where did that come from?  I just do not get that tradition....

ANYWAY.  It's my 10 year reunion!!

10 years ago at this time I was just a few months into "adulthood" (whatever that is).  Slaving away at a 9-5 (or technically 7:00-3:30) desk job, paying rent and putting the hubs through grad school  (now WHY was I so eager to grow up??).

This means also that 12 years ago this weekend the hubs and I met, fell in love and committed to a long-distance relationship.  It's another story for another time.  Maybe I'll tell ya someday.  :-)

Back to the reunion!  I'm giddy.  I can't wait to see all the people that forged through 4 years of exams, juries, recitals, break ups, make ups and 1 AM Taco Bell trips with me.

Of course, the most pressing question is:  What am I going to wear?!?

I told the hubs last night as I was stressing over packing that I felt like I needed to show everyone that I "haven't given up" (to borrow the phrase from a wise friend of mine).  I may be 30 something now (thank goodness we all are!) and I may have a gaggle of children following behind me, but I'm still the fun, funny, cheerful and enthusiastic little TT (my college nickname) that I was 10 years ago.  OK, maybe a bit more weary than before, but still.

(although, I have to say at the time I was seriously burning a candle at both ends.  I found an old college planner of mine a while back and I can't believe I made it out alive.  I'm not kidding.)

So I've painstakingly picked out my clothes (please tell me I'm not the only one who would stress about this.  It IS normal, right?), I got my hair done (Chelsea, I went with a chocolate red - more chocolate than red, but it's super cute), even cut bangs for the first time since college (and I'm PRAYING that they look better on me now than the did then, and I'm not just disillusional in thinking I can maybe repeat a trend I did 10 years ago).

And now we're off to a weekend of basketball, reunion lunches, breakfast with "the girls" and lots and lots of story telling and memories (just hopefully not the stories I'd rather not relive - I do have a few exes you know....)

I searched and searched but I couldn't find a pic of me from college on our computer.  That was back in the dark ages you know, when we used to take pictures with cameras that held film.  And you had to actually take the film to the store and get it developed in order to see the pictures.  Crazy, right?  So instead, here's a lovely pic of the aforementioned homecoming mums.  Now, I'm sure these ladies are lovely.  But, really?  Really?  Someone explain, please.

I'll be back on Monday with the whole lowdown.  Until then, have a fab weekend!



  1. LOL! What a fun pic! :) Hope you have a great time!

  2. Sounds like it's going to be so much fun! Hope you have a great time.

  3. I can't wait to hear all about it! Looking forward to pictures! have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  4. I hope you had a wonderful time!

  5. Your trip sounds like tons of fun! You'll have to post a picture with your new hair, can't wait. I'm too chicken to do bangs

  6. Ah! I remember the weekend you met! I knew he was coming in town, and I remember thinking that my new friend TOTALLY needed to meet my old friend! Looking forward to seeing you both again!

  7. Have a blast!! And when you get back you must post pics of the new hair! Speaking of that, I have to do the same.

    P.S. I went with dark, dark red. Not as vibrant as I had hoped but next time we will get there once the darkness of my last dye job fades!

  8. I know! This weather is probably the worst for outfit planning!

  9. You are not alone! I luckily don't have to pack, but have had my outfits planned out in my head for weeks (and I don't really CARE that they are not necessarily rainy weather-appropriate)!

  10. You are definitely not alone, I think us moms feel like we get stuck in a fashion rut, I mean really! Being in my 30's myself I definitely don't want to wear or look like I did 10 years ago LOL It is very stressful, since it is for a reunion! I am sure you will look Fabulous!



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