Monday, June 27, 2011

A Few Squares...

It's June.  It must be time for another reunion.

That's right.  Hubby and I attended my high school band reunion over the weekend.  Nobody was brave enough to get out their instrument.  We left Evil Twin and the cat at home.  It's no telling what they were doing to amuse themselves while we were gone but I think they had other animals over and snorted catnip.

The gathering was fun, if not a bit hot in a barely air-conditioned building with the sun blazing in through the glass doors/walls.  We were all a bit drippy but managed to talk and yell until our voices were hoarse.  Our band director showed up and just like that, we were back in school.  It was an emotional reunion for him as our band during the 1978 - 1980 timeframe was his passion.  He was one of the first directors in our area to introduce "drum and bugle corp" style marching.  He was an excellent band director, coach, and leader for all of us silly, pimply teenagers who thought we knew everything.

What? We didn't?

I spent a lot of time with my high school best friend and our husbands also chatted with each other while we were up and about visiting with others looking for men that still had hair.

Kidding.  Kidding.  Most of the guys and almost all of the ladies still had hair.

I cringed when I saw one of the ladies I hadn't seen in 30+ years.

She was a year behind me in high school with dark clear skin, pretty eyes, and silky long hair.  What a change!  She was wearing a tank top and shorts and now adorns all visible skin with tattoos.  Her silky long hair is military short.  I didn't get a chance to talk to her.  I was afraid she might eat me.

This summer Hubby and I finally got around to another home project.  It was time to tile our window:

Oreo Cat squeezes into the photo.

Actually, Hubby did most of the work.  I'm the chief cleaner-upper and I do the grout, sealing, and caulk.

Guess what?



I won the lottery!

Unfortunately, it's not the kind that allows you to walk a way with a sack of money.  It's a lottery for the Houston 2012 Marathon in January.  Yep.  I got in.  Be quiet about it, please.  I don't want my body to hear that it will be training for 26.2 miles.

I hope everyone is having a great summer and is making some attempt at staying cool.  It's been brutal here in Texas.

Hubby and I will be taking a wee little break for the holiday.   Happy Birthday, America!


Devon said...

Oh wow... A MARATHON?! You're brave! I run, but I could not run a marathon. Can't wait to read about it! heehee.

I was in band during high school. We've never had a reunion. At least not one that I've been invited to. heh. What did you play? I played clarinet.

Unknown said...

It's cool that you have so many high school reunions. The last one my class had was about five years ago or so. My hubby and I were in the same graduating class.

The lady with the tattoos sounded scary. She probably had an instrument of death hidden inside her fatigues.

Anonymous said...

Wait. You had to enter a lottery and HOPE that you would win so you could brave 26.2 mile marathon?


Sister, my body is NOWHERE near the same page as yours.



ReformingGeek said...

@Devon - I played flute. In 6th grade, I tried to play trombone. Bawawahahahah!

I'm sure I will be moaning and groaning during the training for the unmentionable.

@Lauren - I don't want to know what she had hidden in any body cavity. :)

@Quirky - If you've seen my marbles, please return them to me.

Deb said...

You call that "winning" the lottery? I'd be wrapping that sucker up and giving it away as a Christmas present. There is no good reason in the world to run 26+ miles unless you are being chased by, oh, say a cheetah.

Madge said...

I LOVE to tile, Steve measures and cuts, I do all the rest, you guys did a great job, love the neutral colors.

ReformingGeek said...

@Deb - Maybe a cheetah can chase me as I train.....or at least a bobcat!

@Madge - Thanks. I'm not so good at the cutting part. I'm not very patient. I'm glad Hubby is!

Ziva said...

A marathon? May I also suggest an MRI of your brain to make sure it's still in working order? ;)

Unknown said...

Sounds like you had a good time even with G.I.Barbie looking for her next!
We only had a 10 year reunion & that was 16 years ago. Remind me to blog about that & you'll understand why no one has taken over the task again. Besides, anyone I want to see from school, I talk to on Facebook. Good enough ;)
I'm glad you won your lottery. If I ever win anything like that, you can have it! My marathon for the summer is between my couch, computer, bathroom & bed. Of course, sometimes I have to go to the store to get some food for my family. (Hey, as a lunch lady, I deserve this time
Hope you had a great holiday! (((HUGS)))

Ivy said...

We just had my husband's 10-year reunion this past weekend. It was interesting... lots of drunk people. :p

A marathon? Wow, I'm tired just thinking about it.

Love the tile!

The Constant Complainer said...

This one time at band camp... Haha!!! Just kidding.

And I'm glad you're finally going to do the whole enchilada (marathon). Good for you!

Have a great weekend.

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"