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NO ONE GETS SNUBBED

I am ready.  I am so ready.  Dress, check, shoes, check, dj, coq au vin or salmon, name tags of classmates and their spouses, three teachers to honor, the banquet room decorations, check, check, check, check and check. Babysitters for classmates, check, an on going PowerPoint slide show on autopilot, which will show montages of old classmates how gawky we all were in middle and high school, CHECK.  Friday night, mixer, Sunday beach nitpik. I’ve dialed, emailed, snail mailed for 3 months straight to invite my classmates for our 30th Carmel High School Reunion. For this event, my co-conspirators and I have gathered nearly a hundred out of a class of three hundred for a big shindig this coming Saturday night.

Chris, who initiated the whole process in February asked, Belle, what is your greatest wish for the reunion?  Reply: no one gets snubbed, and I want to break up the cliques.  In order to accomplish this, I’ll be wearing the Groucho nose/glasses-thingy

and a trench coat over my dress.  Chris, the same over his trousers.  Here is the skit (not my greatest literary feat), which we will perform before dinner to loosen things up--I hope:


Chris: Fric, I heard you didn’t have much fun at the last reunion.

Belle:  Glad you asked, Frac.  The cliques were just as they were in high school.  You know the cheeeeeerleaders talked to the cheeeeerleaders.  The jocks talked to the jocks.  (Belle scratches her groin.)

Chris:  Yah,  cowboys talked to the cowboys and the brains just picked the brains.

Belle:  Come to think of it, Fric, all the guys just hung out near the back wall and wouldn’t dance with the wimmen.  And the wimmen were itching to dance.

Chris:   Yah, Frac, What a waste of time.  No one has changed a bit since high school.

Belle:  Well, I said, halloooo, to a lot of folks, but they just plum ignored me.  I see no reason to come to the next one.

Chris:  Well, shit, I paid a hundred bucks to attend.

Belle:  The horse d' herbs sucked, and I didn’t get to talk to X, X, X and X.

Chris:  I didn’t get to know anybody eeeeeny betta than be-fore.

Belle:  Ya know what they say--

Chris and Belle together: YA NEVa LEAVE HIGH SCHOOL
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This is one big party to celebrate our endurance in a difficult world, not to enumerate our toys to old friends.  It's my coming out party after distress. If I find anyone bullshitting, they’ll get a blast of the anti-bullshit megaphone.  I purchased two.

 

To listen, click here

Please go to the first post where I wrote the raison d’ etre for all high school reunions.

And btw, I refuse to wear funereal black, which seems to be the thing women my age are sporting.  This old lady wants to dance in a silk floral halter and very backless number while she still can.

 

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I do love this dress, and I

I do love this dress, and I truly want a report on this affair so I can report back to my reunion team.  I have enjoyed the three I've been to, but I think I will be approaching this one differently, with more of a view to watch and listen. 

You will have a blast, and look amazing!  Keep us posted.

J

Jessica Barksdale Inclan www.jessicabarksdaleinclan.com

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You are not allowed

to wear black at yours ;) because there will be plenty of funerals in our near future.  Don't hurry it.  I always watched and listened.  This time, I'm going to be noisy, because it's an exorcism of past demons.

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Nice dress, Belle. But I

Nice dress, Belle. But I dunno if it goes with the Groucho glasses. :-D

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Black Irises

You need a pair of the Groucho glasses to thumb your nose at you-know-who.  I hope you are safe and well and loving life.  Much love to you, dear friend.

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Hehehe.  I need a pair of

Hehehe.  I need a pair of those glasses so I can be incognito.  People might mistake me for you, especially if I am also wearing a hot dress with my boobs taped inside.  :-)

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Ellen, I'm wondering

if it should be masking tape, electrical or duct.  Had any experience?

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definitely

Definitely a hot dress, Belle! Wear it with pleasure and have a great time! I look forward to hearing about the reunion.

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Thanks, Evie

I am finally relaxing a little since everything is ready.

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I love that dress!

Belle,

Sorry for being so late to reply on this one. But wow, that dress is great. I like the color and the material I bet you are going to look fantastic.

Thomas D. redroom.com

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Tee hee

Thanks, Thomas.  I can't wait to put it on.  But boobs need taping for this one ;)

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HA

Ms. Yang you are something else!

Thomas Dotson, redroom.com

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Hey, Belle, I wore

the Groucho nose and black-rimmed glasses for my ctitic's pic when I reviewed restaurants for a magazine. My mistake was also wearing it to the restaurants!

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I love BS!!

This is one big party to celebrate our endurance in a difficult world, not to enumerate our toys to old friends.

And what if the 'toys' are people?!

It's my coming out party after distress. If I find anyone bullshitting, they’ll get a blast of the anti-bullshit megaphone. I purchased two.

Now, I would love to BS only to get that thingie for real...

About wearing black...hmm, since I do love it, this was a bit of a dampener...and everyone agreeing with you!

This old lady wants to dance in a silk floral halter and very backless number while she still can.

While she still wants to, baybeh...

~F

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Farzana

There was a time when I wore only white and a time all black.  Everyone, I mean everyone is wearing black.  I'm going to do a head count of the ladies in black.  Black is important in my paintings.  If this floral dress came in black flowers, I would have preferred it, but this blue has the ultramarine and cobalt I so love to squeeze out of a tube, I had to have it.