A More Perfect Reunion

Sunday, November 25th, 2007, 11:16 pm

I was only joking about being offended that everyone at the reunion thought I looked the same–at least no one looked at me in horror and frantically crossed themselves. We all looked pretty much the same. Everyone looked good. Maybe 20 years isn’t that much time after all. Still need to lose about 50 pounds.

I posted the link to my Flickr page the other day so everyone who was there could check out the pictures and grab any they want. I may post some more once I go through the folder again, there might be a few more decent ones in there. Wish I’d taken more pictures than I did, but there was an open bar after all. And taking photos is thirsty work. A few times Friday night I found myself wishing I’d dropped an extra grand for that f/2.8 wide-angle lens so I could’ve taken some group shots without having to lean back so far it looked like I was doing the limbo. Then I sobered up and was thankful I’ll have that grand to blow in Vegas.

As I was snapping away I’d show the pics in the LCD and my friend Karen was critical of many of them, complaining that "in every picture I look drunk!". Wonder why that was?

Double-fisting away, just like at Penn State. Karen shows up at a party and she presses that accelerator all the way to the floor.

My friend Matt is on the right–he runs the pharmacy at a local hospital, has an MBA, can change the brakes on his car all by himself…and he doesn’t know how to take a goddam picture. I asked him to take a photo of me and another friend named Karen, and somehow I failed to properly explain that you have to look through the little window at what you want to shoot, press the button halfway, and then do that CLICK thing. I guess I shouldn’t be so hard on him, as I had some focusing issues in the dark. Ahh, who cares, it’s only Matt. I’ve been insulting him since the 1st grade. And to be honest, the one picture he took is one of the best of me I’ve ever seen. Too bad Karen’s almost completely cropped out. Much better the other way around.

So, that was fun. Do it again in 5 years or so?

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3 Responses to “A More Perfect Reunion”

  1. Karen Says:

    Hi Gene!
    I can’t believe Matt cut me off the picture. Now you won’t have any memory of the line you left in my face our senior year when you hit me with the racquetball and my goggles broke. Or wait, maybe that line in my face isn’t from you, could it be a wrinkle 20 years after graduation? Seriously, it was great to see you again and I think we all enjoyed it.

  2. Diana Says:

    Thanks for the good laugh! You are on a roll! Looking forward to the next post!

  3. cc Says:

    As always, all the hotties flock to Gene…Every woman’s dream, every man’s nightmare.

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