And because it’s hot as balls here, I opted to wear shorts for the Friday icebreaker event. I wore my baby aqua linen shorts and gauzy tunic which worked for me in Key West last year (when it was also hot as balls). It was nice that I didn’t have to buy a new outfit for that event. I worked the registration table so I got to lock eyes with my old classmates as they entered into the hotel. That was cool. I will say that I was only stumped by one alum and that is because 1) we didn't have classes together and 2) his photo was not in the yearbook (which I have become intimately familiar with as a member of the search team and website team).
|Look at how organized we appeared to be! This and Halloween are the ONLY times I love orange and black!|
Later I walked around the conference room for a bit and took some pictures, but my camera was set on the "Artistic" setting so the pictures were not great (ironically). I posted them later that night anyway. It was cool even though we only had about 20% of our graduating class in attendance.
The next day I met a few of the alums at The Mont (of course) to go over the awards ballots and indiscriminately determine who the winners should be. We did a little more brainstorming about the awards and changed up the titles a bit. After the awards were decided upon, some of us went home to take a nap and others of us went to the railhouse to decorate for the event.
For the Saturday event, I didn’t put a lot of thought into it, but I wanted to wear a dress with my black wedge sandals. I happened to find a dress that would work at the International mall in Tampa. It was loose and zipped in the back and the print looked like a peacock. It was in my size except for that it was labeled for a “TALL” gal. I thought the length was perfect so for $18.50, I was set. It was crammed into a bag in the back of our tiny car on the way back from Florida and didn’t wrinkle a bit, so I was more than pleased with it.
That night I worked the registration table as well, but I was able to buzz around the hall taking pics and vids to make up for my shortcomings from the night before.
|View from the Registration Table (that was our memory book from the 20)|
|My dress doesn't look too long to me...|
|My view from the awards table|
|I love it!|
... and proceeded to close the place down. Talk about a one-eighty!
The next few days were spent poring over photos and uploading every one that crossed my desk or phone.
A few nights later, some of us met up for a smaller mini-reunion. It was nice to have quieter conversations with friends about the success of the reunion or rehashing high school. The smaller reunions are definitely preferred to the bigger reunion, but I loved them all!
Can't wait until the next one!