Friday, May 27, 2011

Spin Cycle: Reunions

I am so happy!  The Spin Cycle with Sprite's Keeper is back!  I've missed it so much, and I'm glad that she has decided to bring it back.   And this week's topic?  Reunions. 

So my excitement stopped when I saw the topic (sorry, Sprite!)  Because I don't have much to say about reunions, but that has never stopped me from writing a post before, so why start now?  So here goes...

This past May marked five years since I graduated from law school.  It seems crazy that five years has already passed.  According to state standards, I am no longer a "new" lawyer.  You have to be within three years of practice to be considered "new," and I'm coming upon five this October.  Anyway, I digress...I got invited to my law school five year reunion.  And they don't send out real invitations anymore, they send out Facebook ones.  And without any hesitation I replied "no." 

Now don't get me wrong - I made some friends in law school, but honestly, the ones I made, I still keep in touch with.  And I say this without any hesitation that law school made the most miserable three years of my life.  Given the opportunity to do it again, there is no way in hell I would.  There is a reason that people say lawyers are jerks.  Because a lot of them are, and I'm sorry, some of those people I knew in law school, I have no desire to see them again, let alone act fake and nice.  So...I said no.  Would I really pay $75 to spend time and eat crappy food with people I have no desire to see? 

I also didn't go to my high school ten year reunion back in 2009.  For many of the same reasons.  God, I'm awful, aren't I?  I think the only reunion I would attend would be the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism reunion if and only if my Arbutus (yearbook) colleagues were in attendance.  I absolutely loved my time at IU, and I would go back there for a reunion without any hesitation.  But heck no to high school and law school. 

This last November, we did attend T's 10 year high school reunion.  And it was somewhat how I pictured mine would have been, except there was a cash bar.  (My school provided the drinks for free, in an attempt to get people to attend, I'm guessing.)  T and I ate dinner, had a glass of wine, and we left.  It was quite uneventful, and I think T wishes he had saved the money. 

So there you have it - my experience with reunions.  Am I the only one in thinking they aren't always the best, though well-intended?  Stop by Sprite's blog and see what others have to say about their "reunion experience." 

TGIF everyone!


  1. I wouldn't go to my high school reunion either....waste of time, cause I literally only talk to a handful of people from there. We're all spread across the country now.


  2. I'm not even halfheartedly interested in going to my 20th reunion whenever that comes around since I still keep in touch with those I wanted to. :-)
    You're linked!

  3. Thanks for at least coming to the Spin Cycle Reunion.

    I didn't attend my 10th because I felt it was "too soon" Not much has happened since we graduated. I did attend my 20th and felt that it was well worth the wait.

  4. I don't blame you at all.. I won't be going to my high school reunions either. I would rather leave that door closed. And I too keep in touch with those few I was closest to. We went to Michael's 5 year one, he had fun but I doubt we would have gone had it cost money.

  5. I think things have changed so much with technology - why bother having those actual reunions anymore? Sure, before Facebook and all the other ways to keep in touch, reunions were the thing to do to reconnect with old friends and former classmates...but you're right, they also include the ones you would rather not reconnect with, so most prefer not to go (including me). :) Great Spin! Like CaJoh said, I'm glad you decided not to say 'no' to the Spin Cycle Reunion! ;)

    SC: Reunions - Love 'em or Hate 'em?

  6. Glad you joined in! I'm not going to my HS reunion either!


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