Ten Year Class Reunion

Wow, ten years since I graduated high school.  Many probably will say "it seems like only yesterday" but to me it seems much, much longer.  In fact, to be honest, I hardly remember those four years at all.  Sure some special moments stand out that included performances or things with friends, but on the whole... really, nothing. I wasn't planning on going to the reunion.  It wasn't until my friend Becky from high school asked me to go did I cave and signed up and booked a flight.  I figured the people I wanted to talk to I already have on Facebook, and the rest I don't remember anyway.

I kind of feel bad.  I hear my friends on Facebook mention names and I have zero recollection to who they may be.  I suppose I could dig through a year book or something before I head back to Illinois and try to recount people I may run into, but I don't care that much.  I have a group of about five people I'm really looking forward to seeing.  The rest I guess never mattered enough for me to remember that they existed.

We're (more or less) going to stick together as a group and travel via Becky's mom's car who only has a tape deck.  I volunteered to put together a sweet mix tape that would jive with our four years we were there.  And here it is:

  1. Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life
  2. Bush - Swallowed
  3. Oasis - Wonderwall
  4. The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
  5. Hanson - MMMBop
  6. Goo Goo Dolls - Black Balloon
  7. Merrill Bainbridge - Mouth
  8. Meredith Brooks - Bitch
  9. Sarah McLachlan - Building a Mystery
  10. Jewel - Foolish Games
  11. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
  12. Cake - I Will Survive
  13. Savage Garden - I Want You
  14. Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There
  15. Fool's Garden - Lemon Tree
  16. Beck - Where It's At
  17. Beastie Boy s- Intergalactic
  18. Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
  19. Santana and Rob Thomas - Smooth
  20. No Doubt - Sunday Morning
  21. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

So here's to Grant Community High School class of 1999.  Go Bulldogs.  Here's where I'll be going, and for your entertainment some photos.

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Gabe Kangas

Sep 27, 2009