You may not know this about the Vores, but both, like the Bushes, are presidential. Ben was president of his high-school 4-H Crossbow Team. Duties included killin’, slayin’, slaughterin’, and guttin’. Erin was president of her class. This meant she had the distinct honor of decorating for school dances, judging the battle of the bands, and issuing line item vetoes on pork barrel spending bills proposed by the superintendent.
This past Saturday, Erin celebrated her ten year high school reunion, which she planned with the help of friends. It was way more fun than she hoped to have. In fact, it made the Vore’s top ten list of good times for 2008. (Full list to be published later this month.) Generally speaking, the women got prettier and the men got bloatier.* Below are some highlights.
The magic happened at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.
The Lady Planners. They earned those nametags.
If you ever see this group of hooligans crash your party, lock the doors and call the police.
Brad & Christy Daniel had a busy week: They celebrated their first anniversary and Christy’s birthday, ran the Turkey Trot, attended the reunion, then sat in freezing rain for four hours watching the Bengals get routed.
Things we love about Philadelphia: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, National Treasure, cream cheese, and the Henrys.
Newly engaged, Sarah and Stephen weathered falling rocks on the drive up from Asheville.
Taking a break from mothering and baking cookies, Meghan and Katie show off their goods teeth.
Dills, K-Schwerdz & Marko guard the “Celebrate 98” sign, still looking good after a decade in the Thorpe basement.
These two did not graduate from Sycamore but they have been featured in ads for LensCrafters.
The only picture we got of either Sweeney. Andy ducked out soon after to hit on strangers at UDF.
T-Pain did not graduate from Sycamore in 1998. Despite this he is a successful recording artist.
Since we failed to get either Emily or Gail on film last night, we took the liberty of digging into the Sycamore Public Schools photo library from their soccer playing days.
That’s Emily in the foreground executing a devastating version of the Poco de Gato. Gail, background, received a red card for berating a ref and tripping an opposing player. We love her anyway.
What was your high school (or college) reunion like? Help us relive all the awkward conversations in scintillatingly painful detail. And help us answer just a few of these questions: Do reunions get better with age? Did anyone rekindle an old flame? Just how satisfying was it to see that punk Jared Rosenberg gain 50 pounds? Didn’t hearing Deep Blue Something’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s take you waaay back? And what was the best line from Grosse Pointe Blank**? (Has there been a better movie about reunions than that one? Will anyone seriously make the case for Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion?) Comment now!
* = Of course, this was not true of our friends, only our enemies***.
** = Our vote is when rival assassin Felix La PuBelle cons his way into the party by looking at a random name tag and saying, “It is I … Sidney Feldman.”
*** = You know who played the character of Paul Spericki in Grosse Pointe Blank? You guessed it.