Tonight is my 10 year reunion from Herndon High School. It’s doesn’t feel like 10 years have gone by since high school but I guess they have. When I was a little kid you always saw on TV these 10 year reunion shows and movies where they are showing off what they’ve done since high school. I feel like they lied to me. Maybe it’s because of the advent of facebook, but there’s no one that I cared about in high school that I don’t have on my friends list now. I know what everyone is doing – and I don’t think there’s a single one of us that invented post-it’s. ;)
The reunion starts at 7, and it’s now 5:18 and I still haven’t decided if I’m going. I’ve got a pounding headache and a sore back, and I feel like staying in. Plus, this morning, I decided to celebrate in my own way. I was in the homecoming parade.
During my middle school and high school years, I don’t think there was a single year that I was not in the parade for SOMETHING. So when the Rock-N-Roke guys got a float, and needed zombies and zombie make up? I was so in. (For those of you who don’t know, Rock-N-Roke is live band karaoke that is featured at the Wonderland Ballroom in DC, and Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon.) I woke up at the ass crack of dawn, put on some zombie make up, and eventually, all the efforts from everyone involved came out to look like this:
In the history of Herndon Homecoming floats, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cooler float. Apparently the judges agreed with me, because we ended up getting Best in Show.
I’m a little disappointed there weren’t any up close face pictures on my phone, because let me tell you, our faces looked gross. We had skin peeling off, blood everywhere… it was fantastic. The band rocked hard too, and it was great to see in the crowd, and all the little kids that were dancing with us.
I wanted to wrap up this post with something profound about how great it was to be in the parade, on the night of my 10 year reunion, with people I went to high school with. But I have nothing profound to say about the whole thing – except that Herndon is really the coolest town in Northern Virginia for days like today. And I was so lucky to be a part of everything that happened here.