Monday, August 27, 2012

In the blink of an eye...

From this

to this

Saturday night was our 25th high school reunion. 
Still seems very weird to me. 
I was a Sr. class officer so I got to help plan the 10th.  It was a nightmare (the planning not the actual event) but I swore I would never plan another one.  We didn't go to our 20th, but the chick who planned it ran into the same problems we did with the 10th. 
Fast forward a few years and the introduction of Facebook (cue the angels singing)
Last summer the class of '86 hosted an informal get together at a local bar and I went.  It was fun and so much more relaxed than regular reunion.  When the question was asked "are we doing anything for our 25th?" I suggested we follow suit and keep it simple.  This time around all it took was a phone call to reserve space at the bar and a "be there or be square" post on FB. 
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.
We had about 80 folks show up which was a nice size ~ made it easy to "work the room".  I'm hoping for the 30th (gulp) we have a few more folks show up, but keep it an easy going affair. 
After all it isn't about the fancy food or the screaming loud DJ. You go to catch up with folks who "knew you when..." and relive the good old days. 
It's all about feeling 17 again, even if it is for just one night every 5 years.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Are you ready for some football?

The Northeast Tacoma Tigers kicked of their 2012 season today.
Despite the HOT weather this week (legit HOT weather, like in the 90's hot weather, not wimpy W. WA it's over 75 and we are all dying hot weather) today's game was played under overcast skies and in the mild high 60's.
Perfect football weather.
Unfortunately our first game was against last year's league champs.  Um, yeah...
The good news is we weren't shut out and there is nowhere to go but up. 
Despite the today's loss, this is the best team we have fielded so far.
(this is only the 3rd year of the program and they have come a long way in those three years)
Just look at the determination in these faces.