Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Looking Back

So we officially dubbed today "High School Rememberance Day" at my office. This official holiday included each of us digging through closets to find yearbooks, scrapbooks, and photo albums to show off just how cool we were back in the good ol days.

First I should tell you I work with a staff that ranges in age from 21 to 37, with an average age of 28. Wow, I'm above the average age (taking a moment to let out a large sigh and hold back the tears). So our pastor (he wins the prize for oldest) was about 16 or 17 when our communication intern (the youngest) was born. Nice math I can accomplish, huh?

So this morning, we all gathered in the receptionist's pit to lock arms and skip through a trip down memory lane. And it was HI-lar-ious. There is something so innocent and yet dorky about high school. You're stuck in the place of pretending to have all your junk together when in fact you are a total mess. Fashion sucks, your hair is a disaster, and you're trying so hard to impress everyone, all while pretending to be the coolest person you know or at least better than the kid that sits next to you in spanish class.

So there was a good deal of laughter, self-depreciating jokes, and some amazing fashion statements to be in awe of today. It was fun to see what we were all like back in a same time frame since we're all in different life stages now.

From jocks to musicians to people who march to their own beat to dancers to daters to mascots to school clubbers to homecoming kings and duct-tape prom goers I work with a crazy bunch of people who keep me laughing daily. And yet I wonder if we were to all inhabit the same high school at the same time, would we have formed this merry bunch of misfits that we now make?


Blogger nikki said...

i vote for a slide show of the above mentioned pics next sunday!

you perfectly described high school...


11/07/2007 10:12 PM  
Blogger Aim Claim said...

Ha-ha! Revisiting those fashion trends and hair styles should be illegal!

Props to whoever came up with the idea to have a "high school rememberance day"... creative, and yet so painful! ha!

11/11/2007 8:48 PM  

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