I'm off for a weekend of fun and reminiscing with old friends! At the 10th reunion, it was all 'Look at me...I have a business card' and 'So what have YOU done with your degree?' I felt rather inferior because my husband was not happy about being dragged along to a gathering of people he didn't know, save for my bf B, and the fact that the only thing I'd accomplished was having given birth twice. (I did get compliments on the fact I didn't look as if I'd had a baby three weeks prior, and when it became obvious it was time to go home and feed my darling daughter, I actually had CLEAVAGE for the first time, ha ha! Again, husband was not amused.)
Five years ago, the 20th was a little better. I had one book published, so several people wanted their picture with me and another classmate, who had been named 'Dietician of the Year'. And more of the women were now stay-at-home moms like myself, so we had more in common. And B showed up with his second wife, and we razzed him about becoming a first-time dad in the coming months! I'm anxious to see him, and find out how life with twins are, and if he's survived this economic meltdown.
Tonight, we're meeting at an informal restaurant, and tomorrow at the country club, complete with DJ. I'm taking one of my old and dear friends that I've reconnected with in the past few months...on some level, I'm still scared no one will talk to me, and I wanted a guarrenteed dance partner, lol! And since no bookstores in town felt the desire to set up a signing, I'll take my stuff, but leave it in the car. The ones who have kept up with me via FaceBook know about my two other books, and the response has been overwhelmingly good:)
Big Brother aired last night, revealing an old high school twist, the cliques. I really didn't fit into any group; I was in band (flag corps and played drums); bff was the star basketball player; worked in the IMC (library); Mom was on staff; one of my good friends was an unwed mother; my prom date admitted he smoked pot occassionally; another one of my good friends was the valedictorian of our class. So I really couldn't be 'pidgeon-holed' into one group or another.
I'm also going with a clean memory card in my camera, so I'll have plenty of pictures to show off next week!
Now for the joke:
Got this in my email a few days ago, and really brightened my day! Enjoy:)
A contestant, Sally,on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' had reached the final plateau.
If she answered the next question correctly, she would win $1,000,000. If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $25,000 milestone money. And as she suspected the Million Dollar Question was no pushover.
It was, 'Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds?
A) the condor
B) the buzzard
C) the cuckoo
D) the vulture
The woman was on the spot.. She did not know the answer.
She had used up her 50/50 Lifeline and her Ask the Audience Lifeline. All that remained was her Phone-a-Friend Lifeline. She hoped she would not have to use it because........ Her friend was, well, a blonde.
But she had no alternative. She called her friend and gave her the question and the four choices. The blonde responded unhesitatingly: 'That's easy. The answer is C: the cuckoo.'
The contestant had to make a decision and make it fast. She considered employing a reverse strategy and giving any answer except the one that her friend had given her. And considering her friend was a blonde that would seem to be the logical thing to do. But her friend had responded with such confidence, such certitude, that the contestant could not help but be convinced.
Crossing her fingers, the contestant said, 'C: The cuckoo.'
'Is that your final answer?'
'Yes, that is my final answer.'
'That answer is absolutely correct! You are now a millionaire!'
Three days later, the contestant hosted a party for her family and friends, including the blonde who had helped her win the million dollars.
'Jeni, I just do not know how to thank you', said the contestant. 'How did you happen to know the right answer?'
'Oh, come on,' said the blonde 'Everybody knows that cuckoos don't build nests. They live in clocks.'
Have a great weekend:)