Actually - the title is totally not true. Sometimes a funny title pops into my head and I just HAVE to use it regardless of its bearing on the actual situation!
That said... I think a shirt with that saying would sell pretty well...
Truth be told - I think I came away feeling pretty darn good about myself.
Was I the hottest (hawtest?) thing there? Well, no... unfortunately for all of us women that primped for hours that distinction probably has to go to the one guy there who wouldn't have cared if all of us women WERE Victoria's Secret SuperModels and showed up in our "work attire"... his interests lay in other areas - and it's totally unfair that he showed us all up :)
However - I do look aMAZingly fit and young for a mother of 5 children. There was some serious jaw dropping around the room as person after person found out I had that many kids... I like to think it's because I looked so trim (do NOT tell me it's because they were trying to figure out how to break it to me that I'm single handedly overpopulating the earth). One thing: I think it should be against the laws of nature to battle zits and wrinkles on the same skin... nobody in the complaint department has listened to me on this one yet though so I showed up at my reunion with a monster zit (well hidden by make-up) and trying desperately to hold my face "just so" to minimize the visible wrinkles :)
Was I the Most Successful? Not by a long shot (hello, have you ever MET me and heard about my "job" that is otherwise categorized as "volunteering"). Funny thing - this one doesn't bother me AT ALL. Pretty much anyone in that room (including the drunk gate crashers) had more credentials behind their name - but I'm raising a tremendously wonderful bunch of kids, I've got a "job" that allows me to be a mom, I've got a husband who is not only a "good guy" but is a superb dad and my best friend... and I've got a phenomenally popular blog to boot. * (Ummm, Kristina - just smile and say "Hi" if there are any comments about how good it was to see you at the reunion - thanks!)
The Happiest? I'm just going to go ahead and say YES to this one... though I'm sure there might have been a tie or two... I think I was certainly the most "over" the high school mentality... seriously guys - it's been long enough that I DON'T care who was nasty to whom in high school, who stole who's boyfriend/girlfriend, or who beat out whom for the lead in the musical... really. Over. It.
Most Sober? Yep, that was TOTALLY my title - all by my little lonesome water drinking self. (okay, on night two I had some competition... but not much!)
A moment to never be forgotten:
R.P. - chatting me up all night and me trying HARD to "place his face" to no avail... to realize FOUR hours into the party that he has me badly confused with another short brunette.
R.J. - STAUNCHLY defending my honor and betting actual CASH against R.P.'s memory of me cursing him out in a tirade fit to shame a sailor.
K.H. - freely admitting that it was entirely possible that SHE was that short brunette in question.
So - to everyone who was there (and it turns out I DO have readers in the class - or shall I call them "lurkers" since they never COMMENT!) - you guys ROCK! I wish I'd gotten more chances to visit with everyone... as I was reviewing pictures I realized there were one or two I never even got to talk to at all... I swear, it wasn't a snub... I was probably rubbing my very sore feet - those shoes were NOT meant for a six hour party!!!
*fine, fine, fine... I didn't lie to everyone about the blog... it WOULD have been funny though.
Alma 22:15-16 -- What Shall We Do?
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