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Thank God it’s Friday.  Seriously.  Even if I work all weekend long, at least the official workweek is OVER. 


Quick lunch in between tasks:


This was really delicious and really, really fast:   I made quinoa (here’s how), defrosted some frozen corn and peas, adding in some kidney beans and cashews, and topped it off with a glob of hummus.


I spiced up the hummus by mixing in a little nutritional yeast and a dash of water.  Instant vegan cheesy hummus!


Gotta buckle down and work the afternoon away. 


Random question – Have you or would you go to a high school reunion?  They are organizing my 10th and I’m torn.  Yay or nay?



  • whitney dargle @ whitney's blogtastic blog July 15, 2011, 2:19 pm

    I just went to mine. Not that many people went because everyone lives all over the country now. The people who still lived in town and who had continued to hang out hung out together. I didn’t get the impression that anyone was judging anyone else. I think Facebook took out a lot of the excitement that probably came with the reunions of our parent’s generation. I already knew what everyone was up to, where they lived and who they were married to. In conclusion, I probably won’t go to my 20 year reunion but I’m glad I went to the 10 year so I could make an informed decision about going in the future.

  • Lauren July 15, 2011, 2:29 pm

    Happy Friday!! 😀 Love quinoa but we’re OUT! How can that be? Oh yeah, I ate it all! 😉 I also love hummus and nooch, so good. i don’t really see a super strong ‘cheese’ resemblance but I love the taste anyway… So tired cuz I went to see Harry Potter at midnight but so glad and so worth it! Have a great weekend!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) July 15, 2011, 2:31 pm

    I just went to mine as well. Facebook has definitely kept people up to date on each others lives, but it’s not the same as seeing them in person. When I went to my reunion back in May, everyone just fell back into the groups they were comfortable with which I figured would happen. But I am glad I went, I got to see some friends I haven’t seen since graduation, and mingle with others and network a little. It was fun 😀 I say yay. It’s just one night and you can always leave early if you’re not digging it.

  • Marysa July 15, 2011, 2:33 pm

    In my opinion, the majority of people going to the reunion are probably people who still live in the same area. That’s not really a bad thing unless you’re from a very small, redneck down like me. I went to college in a city and haven’t looked back. I’ve changed a lot since then and I’m not sure if I’d have anything in common with these people. Also – here’s a biggy, the people that I would want to see, I am already friends with on Facebook or we make time to hang out and talk. People tend to go to reunions mostly to show off their families or their amazing jobs and money. I really have no interest in spending money, taking time off work and traveling to go see these people I haven’t thought about twice since graduation. Wow – that makes me sound like a really terrible person! :-/

    • Caitlin July 15, 2011, 2:38 pm

      It definitely does not make you sound like a horrible person!

    • colleen July 15, 2011, 2:55 pm

      I completely agree with everything Marysa said. I made the mistake of going to my 5-year reunion and left after about 1.5 hours. Everyone was the same and from what I hear still are.

      • DadHTP July 15, 2011, 4:07 pm

        20th is more fun – bald men, women with the same hair color as 19 y/o…
        10th is too much like high school…

  • kelly July 15, 2011, 2:40 pm

    I went to mine, and it sucked 🙂 The only reason why I went was because my best friend organized the whole thing (she was vice president), so I kind of had to. I basically sat w/my friends that I still am friends with and ignored everyone else like the good old days.. It was awkward and brought back bad memories. The ‘popular’ kids still seemed clique-y and snobbish and I really didn’t care to socialize w/people who I haven’t kept in contact w/ for the past 10 years. Waste of time, but I at least supported my friend!

  • Lisa @ lisa letting go July 15, 2011, 2:40 pm

    My 10th is this summer, but I’m skipping it. With FB I already know what most people are doing and sadly most of them are still in my hometown (pretty much a small town like the above poster). It’ll pretty much just be another party for the locals because none of us out of towners seem to be going (I went to a really small school, so there are only 120 of us).

    • Katie July 15, 2011, 3:02 pm

      Exactly the same for me. My ten year is this year, and from what I hear so far – it’s the locals going. And it’s definitely a small town. They were going to do a pig roast but at least moved it to a nicer locale. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not above hanging out in the country, but I grew up and moved away, and would like to do something more fun. But my parents didn’t go to theirs because they are from the country and it was golf, country club, etc and not their thing. So, it’s the opposite. Also, between FB and not having been that close to people in HS, I don’t really want to go back!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) July 15, 2011, 2:40 pm

    I recently was added to a FB group for my HS reunion (mine is in 2013, so I guess they are starting early?). For years, I have always believed that if you wanted to stay in touch with someone, you would have. It’s so easy these days to keep in touch that HS renions = moot.

    Besides all that, I didn’t really enjoy high school much and feel that life is 10000000x better now. Why would I want to re-live the past? On the other hand, my best bud is now a mayor, and he falls into the category of wanting to “see how the mighty have fallen” since he was slightly outcasted in HS. He told me to come along since I got my doctorate this year. Ummm, not likely.

  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) July 15, 2011, 2:41 pm

    I went to mine last year. It was better than I expected. I mainly just drank beer and revelled in the fact that almost everyone looked exactly the same…even the people I had forgotten about. It’s amazing what comes back to you when you see someone’s face!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) July 15, 2011, 2:41 pm

    If it isn’t that hard for you to get to the reunion, go. I went to mine, it’s interesting to see what people are up to.

  • Freya July 15, 2011, 2:43 pm

    Ooh add in a bit of soy sauce when you do the hummus / nooch thing – it’s SO good!
    I would kill to go to a high school reunion – it sounds mean and bitter…but I was the unpopular dork at school, so I would LOVE to go back and be in fabulous shape with a great job and be doing really well, and show all the mean people that I wasn’t a total #fail after all! 🙂

  • Jenny July 15, 2011, 2:43 pm

    I was just talking about this with my friend last night. Our high school reunions on next spring, and we were debating. 10 is a big year! But with the advent of the internet, and Facebook in general, aren’t you already “back in touch” with former classmates? Or at least those you’d actually want to see? We decided probably no, and I’m guessing that younger generations will abandon reunions altogether eventually.

    My high school class opted not do a 5 year (the first in our school’s history) because we’d all already found each other on Facebook.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 15, 2011, 2:44 pm

    My 10th was last Thanksgiving and I didn’t go. I actually had a wedding to go to that day but I’m not sure I would’ve went even if I was free. I saw your tweets earlier and if it is a cruise, there’s no WAY I’d be going. One night is almost more than I could handle, a cruise might kill me. The thing is fb has really replaced all the conversations that reunions were meant to be about. even if I don’t talk to people anymore chances are I know about their life through fb so the superficial “hey what have you been up to” question is already answered.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 15, 2011, 2:44 pm

    I didn’t go to mine, but I went to my husband’s. My high school was huge and really, I didn’t keep up with too many people. His was such a small school and we still knew most of the people he went to school with.

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews July 15, 2011, 2:44 pm

    I love kidney beans!

    I don’t think that I will go to my high school reunion. Really no one that I want to see.

  • Megan @ sweeton July 15, 2011, 2:45 pm

    Mine is in 2013 and I haven’t thought too much about it till now…I don’t think I’ll go! I am in touch with the few people I want to be and agree that it will be largely people who live in the area (class of around 300, but in a pretty isolated area). I see a lot of these people when home for holidays or even every day since I’m living at home for another six months.

    My life is so much more and better than it was in High School! I don’t need or care to revisit.

  • Kim L. July 15, 2011, 2:47 pm

    I was 8 months pregnant at my 10th reunion- I figured what the heck, I would look great at all of the subsequent reunions : ) It was enjoyable and I saw some people I really wanted to see, however there were many people there who had not changed a bit since high school and I remembered why I never liked them in the first place. I didn’t go back to our 20th because of a prior committment. Feel like I have all the HS reunion I need on Facebook!

  • Khushboo July 15, 2011, 2:49 pm

    I would def like to go! I’ve changed a lot since high school and for the better so it would kinda be like a ‘boo-yah’ to those who thought they were above me!

  • Krista July 15, 2011, 2:50 pm

    I went to mine a couple years ago & it was nothing great. The same groups hung out together & it was all very cliquey. In my personal opinion you’ll gain nothing from it. If you have to travel a ways for it, I would say don’t go.

  • erin July 15, 2011, 2:51 pm

    i recently got invited to my 10 year reunion and i’m not going. i haven’t kept in touch with ONE person from high school (besides the random fb congrats! or happy birthday!). i live in dc and went to high school in houston. my parents have since moved away so i would have to take a special trip just for a reunion.

    high school was fun for me, but i really have no desire to see all of those people (900!) again. i hate small talk, i don’t have a super impressive life (i mean, it’s fine ha. but i’m not like a movie star) and i look EXACTLY the same.

    i agree that fb takes the fun out of these things.

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? July 15, 2011, 2:51 pm

    My 10 year reunion is a couple years away, and I honestly dont know if I would go or not. High school was not fun for me, so I dont know if seeing all those people again would be the best idea. Besides, I deleted half of them off my facebook for a reason.

  • Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde July 15, 2011, 2:52 pm

    TGIF 🙂
    I went to my 10 year and it was fun, probably because i went a little from kind of a duckling to a bit of a swan and it was fun to run into people who were shocked about it 😀

  • briana July 15, 2011, 2:54 pm

    we just had our 10th actually! i’m from a small nebraska town and we had a fairly tight-knit class–so i came from arizona, and we had people that came from california, texas, etc. pretty much a big drunkfest weekend–lots of fun!

  • Jen G. July 15, 2011, 2:54 pm

    I went to mine last year. I only went because my best friends from high school organized it, at the request of others. (And I was planning to visit my family that weekend or the next, so I just scheduled my visit accordingly.) There were a few people it was nice to see, but you have to shake your head at the people who, ten years later, are still getting drunk and picking fights in the parking lot.

    My mom said that at her and my dad’s 10 year reunion, they had an excuse to leave early (I was a baby). It was held on the golf course, and friends told them that, after they left, there were several couples (and non-couples) having sex out on the golf course. Apparently things don’t change that much…

  • Amy* July 15, 2011, 2:57 pm

    I love kidney beans! I’ve never had them with quinoa, but what a great idea!

    I don’t know if I’ll go to my reunion in a few years. I married my favorite person from hs, and (as others have said) I have stayed in touch with the people I liked. (depending on where the Army moves me, I might not be able to go.)*

  • Liz July 15, 2011, 2:58 pm

    I went to my 5 year and it was awful.. Nothing different than high school. My friends & I left and went out for drinks on our own. We didn’t have a 10 or 15. Next year will be 20 years. OMG.. can’t believe it’s been that long. We’ll see if they have one.

  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots July 15, 2011, 2:59 pm

    I probably won’t go to my reunion. My high school was SO small that I can only imagine there will be a dozen or so people there. And I was never really close with any of them. I hung out with people of all different ages, really, I can only think of 2-3 people that I was close to that graduated with me. And I stay in touch with them on FB.

  • Kath July 15, 2011, 3:00 pm

    I’m going to mine October 7!! I’m so excited. I would hate to miss it because I never see those guys (verses my college colleagues who I see at weddings)

  • Kelly July 15, 2011, 3:00 pm

    I skipped my 5th. It was just way too soon to see those people.

    I do plan on attending my 10th in 2014. Since HS I’ve lost over 50 lbs and (at least right now) I am enjoying a slightly more successful life than many expected me to. Ok, I admit it might be a brag fest.

  • Rebecca July 15, 2011, 3:00 pm

    I just graduated two years ago, but I’m not sure I’d ever go to a high school reunion. I didn’t have that many friends; I hardly ever talked to more than like ten people on a regular basis. I don’t know that it would be worth it for me to go to one. It’s not like I need or even really want to know what my classmates have done with their lives. I have some of them on Facebook, so I could figure it out that way. Haha.
    Maybe that will change. I was voted Biggest Bookworm in the “Hall of Fame” thing, and I wasn’t all that outgoing. I’m wondering if half my class will even remember or care what I did or didn’t do/say. By the time our 10-year comes around, I doubt people will care anymore.

    • Caitlin July 15, 2011, 3:08 pm

      Aw, I think Bookworm is a good thing 🙂 I was a bookworm!

  • erica July 15, 2011, 3:01 pm

    i skipped my 10 year. my highschool was so small, and living on a small island, you basically see everyone once in awhile anyway, and then there’s facebook….BUT i may go to my 20th…MAYBE. hahaha.

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg July 15, 2011, 3:01 pm

    My 10 year reunion is supposed to be this year — no one is planning anything which is fine by me! I went with Jason to his — it was 3 years ago. We had been married for only a few months. It was boring but Jason liked seeing a few of the people.

    If they do plan one for my class I will probably go — if anything, just to see how everyone turned out!

  • Clare - Never Niche July 15, 2011, 3:01 pm

    I just went to mine and loved it. That said, I was really close with my class. If I was you, I WOULD go. Person: So what do you do now, Caitlin? Caitlin: Oh, not much, I’m just married to a hot British guy and I’m a full time author/blogger/triathlete with an award winning pay-it-forward concept called Operation Beautiful. NBD.

    • Caitlin July 15, 2011, 3:08 pm

      Hahah this comment literally made me choke on my tea. Thanks 🙂

      Only I would add, “So thanks for bullying me through high school and giving me the drive to succeed!” at the end. Bawhaha.

      • Sana July 15, 2011, 3:27 pm

        Yeah, does your high school class know you are totally legit and famous?

        • Eliza July 16, 2011, 1:48 am

          That’s what I want to know.. I wonder if they read your blog!

      • CaitlinHTP July 16, 2011, 2:05 pm

        The haters probably read. LOL.

  • Angela @ Pinching and Packing July 15, 2011, 3:01 pm

    I didn’t go to my reunion. I still live in the same town I went to high school in and am friends with everyone from high school that I still have any interest in talking to. To me, it wasn’t worth the high cost they wanted us to pay to go!

  • Jess July 15, 2011, 3:03 pm

    I personally have no desire to ever attend my high school reunion. If I want to show off to old classmates I can do it on FB 🙂

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 15, 2011, 3:07 pm

    I went to mine and actually enjoyed it. I thought it was interesting to see people I hadn’t seen in years. For me, keeping up on FB is just not the same as being able to see and hang out with people. I have friends that I was friends with in high school, but don’t have time to see ever. There are only 2 friends from high school that I really keep in close contact with. It was fun for me to see and reminisce with old friends that may not have been my best, best stay-in-close-contact friends, but still friends none the less. I guess it depends what kind of relationships you had/have with people in your class.

  • Anne @strawberryjampackedlife July 15, 2011, 3:12 pm

    If I had lived anywhere reasonably close, I would have gone to my 10th. I was sad that I missed my 5th too. Plus they like to do ours on Thanksgiving, assuming that everyone is home, but my family does Thanksgiving at different places around the Eastern US.

  • Baking 'n' Books July 15, 2011, 3:13 pm

    Wow – that’s a good question…maybe. But not at this point in my life…when I’m in a better place for myself (physically, emotionally, mentally, etc.)

    But – details! – why are you torn?? Bad experiences? Friends?

    • Caitlin July 15, 2011, 3:15 pm

      By the time I left high school, I spoke to like, 3 people. It would be awesome to see them again, but I know 1 won’t go. I just had a huge falling out with people because I started to date someone people didn’t like. Lots of drama. High school stuff, ya know.

      • Baking 'n' Books July 15, 2011, 9:50 pm

        Yep. HS can be scarring…

        Thank you for sharing this…it almost foreshadows the passion you have for reaching out to teens and young women about being their own best self. You truly are an inspiration Caitlin and anyone at that stupid reunion would be blessed to have you in their lives!

  • Johanna B July 15, 2011, 3:17 pm

    I graduated from high school in 1968. I have never been to one of my reunions. I don’t live in the same city anymore and there aren’t that many people who I cared enough about to make the trip back. The ones I cared about I kept in close touch with throughout the years anyway.

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt July 15, 2011, 3:18 pm

    You should totally go and show off how successful you are! 🙂 I wanted to go to mine, but it was in NY…and airfare was a bit much. Seriously though, if you still keep in touch with some people from high school, you should go just to see them. I am sure you’d have a great time! And if it is boring, head straight to the bar.

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life July 15, 2011, 3:28 pm

    My first high school reunion is this summer and I am torn too…….. there are some memories I just don’t want to revisit!

  • Dee July 15, 2011, 3:31 pm

    I’ve never been to a high school reunion, and I have one coming up and have decided again not to go. The main reason is I’ve not kept in touch with high school friends so I can’t get excited to go. On the other hand, I love and live for my 5 year college reunions. I’ve been to two, missed one with great regret, and can’t wait til the next! I keep in touch with college friends throughout the year, and there are occasional visits, but reunions are the one time we ALL get together again and its great.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 15, 2011, 3:33 pm

    Ive never been to a h.s. reunion and will likely never go to one.

    Wayyy more important things to me in my current life than spending time, money, and energy on hotel + airline travel back 2000 miles to where I grew up. Nah, I’ll spend that money on something for my family doing something else 🙂

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy July 15, 2011, 3:35 pm

    I wouldn’t go to my high school reunion because the people I want to see or talk to–I do. The others I don’t care if I see or talk to them! I’m sure like some people have written already, everyone will fall into their old cliques. Not cool.

  • Shelly @ July 15, 2011, 3:37 pm

    High school reunions: I didn’t go to my 10th because it didn’t seem far enough past that I cared what was going on with people. But now I’m 18 years out of high school, and I think I’d be interested to go to my 20 year reunion, if they have one. I’m curious what everybody turned out to be. (I think after 10 years, some people still aren’t even in careers yet… so it’d be more interesting now!)

  • Brooke July 15, 2011, 3:38 pm

    I have my ten year high school reunion in September, and I am not attending. Honestly, I already know what is going on with a lot of people since I have a facebook account. I didn’t have the best high school experience, so I don’t want to re-live the past. My friend is really pressuring me to attend the reunion since we graduated with over a thousand people, but I don’t have any desire.

  • Heather Montgomery July 15, 2011, 3:50 pm

    So weird you mention the reunion. Got a letter in the mail today about hubbys ten year. I yhink we are going to go.

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 15, 2011, 3:50 pm

    I so want to try nutritional yeast. I’m seeing it all over the blogosphere.

    I would definitely not attend a reunion. I could care less about those people. If I wanted to stay in touch, I would have.

  • Liz July 15, 2011, 3:51 pm

    My 10th was last year. I really did NOT want to go (my husband couldn’t go, it was expensive, my one good friend from hs wasn’t going, I didn’t keep in touch with most people so I didn’t really care about seeing them, I had to travel to get there), but I decided to go at the last minute. It ended up being a kind of crappy night … really hot, bad venue, crap food, but I was SO glad I went. No regrets at all. It was good to see a few people, and I didn’t bother talking to all the rest who are all the same. Overall, good experience. I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone, but I’m glad I stepped out of my comfort zone.

  • Ida July 15, 2011, 3:51 pm

    I say go. I hated HS, and after I left I barley stayed in touch with anyone. But I went to the 10yr reunion and had such a good time. I do think it depends on the size of your class how much fun the reunion will be- my class was 80 people so I knew everyone at the reunion. Also now with FB you already know what everyone is up to, so there is less to be intimidated by.

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 15, 2011, 3:51 pm

    Cheesy hummus sounds so good!

    I didn’t really go to hs so the reunion is unlikely, lol.

  • Theodora July 15, 2011, 3:58 pm

    I agree that Facebook’s taken a lot out of reunions. I went to my five-year and everyone still did the “oh! what do you do/where do you live/who are you dating?” even though WE ALREADY KNEW! That was pretty hilarious though. I only live about 30 miles now from where I grew up and our reunions are Thanksgiving weekend, so I’ll probably go just to have a good laugh at how ridiculous the whole thing is.

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 15, 2011, 3:59 pm

    I say yes to the HS reunion. I missed the first 2 for various reasons but I’ve been to every one since. It’s fun to see how people have changed and most of the old issues that you dealt with back then are forgotten.

  • Lindsey July 15, 2011, 3:59 pm

    I am thinking I will go to mine – it is next year. It will depend on who else is going though.
    I just went to my husband’s this year, which was a lot of fun – I am actually friends with more of his grad class than mine!

  • Allie Q (Fit Geek) July 15, 2011, 4:08 pm

    Why have I not heard of this reunion?? >:O
    Not that there are many Killian people I really want to see…but I still want the option.

    • Caitlin July 15, 2011, 4:12 pm

      Facebooked you. You alone are worth going to the reunion!!!

  • Jane July 15, 2011, 4:09 pm

    I would be torn as well. I don’t talk with too many people from high school but at the same time it would be fun to catch up I am sure.

  • Evan Thomas July 15, 2011, 4:26 pm

    I LOVED high school so I go back to all the alumni events. I was sad to miss my 2 year reunion because I was in England. I’m still in touch with most of my class and people from other years(it’s a small school).

  • E July 15, 2011, 4:27 pm

    My 10th reunion was last year…and I didn’t go. The person who had been appointed in charge of planning reunions had joined the Air Force & wasn’t around & had never tried getting any others together before the 10th (thus…not much $ to do a good 10th). Didn’t matter – I already see the 4 people I care to see from HS (my 4 besties 🙂 ).

  • Sara July 15, 2011, 4:32 pm

    I went to mine simply because my best friend didn’t want her and her husband to go alone. It totally sucked. The food was terrible, and the music was worse. We drank some free beer and took off to a party.

    My husbands is next month, and (thankfully) he has no desire to attend. He was super popular in high school (QB, etc) and most of the girls I’ve met that he went to school with have serious attitude and hit on him in front of me 🙁

  • Jen July 15, 2011, 4:35 pm

    I didn’t go to mine last year because it was the day after Thanksgiving and I don’t live in NJ anymore. My 3 BFFs went and said they only saw the same 30 people they still see around town. That was only like 1/6 of our class so I’m glad I didn’t go.

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin July 15, 2011, 4:35 pm

    They are planning my 10-year this fall, and I’m not planning on going. I live half-way across the country now, and everyone I actually care about from high school, I still keep in touch with! Facebook has also taken some of the excitement out of it… I already know what everyone is doing, what their kids look like, etc. It would be a waste of time and money for me!

  • Katherine July 15, 2011, 4:40 pm

    Easy meals full of color = WIN!

  • Dani July 15, 2011, 4:44 pm

    I skipped my 5 yr reunion b/c it was literally a party in the woods (that’s the “PA wilds” for ya!) but I’m actually hoping to go to the 10 yr reunion, as long as it is a time that works out. I don’t really have to travel out of the way, since it’ll be in my hometown and my parents are still there. I’m sure it’ll be over the 4th of July weekend next year though, and I’m really not thrilled about that.

  • Sheilah July 15, 2011, 4:44 pm

    If my 10-year reunion happens it will be next year sometime and I haven’t decided if I’d go (although also I haven’t heard of one happening anyway). I live a plane ride rather than a drive away, and like many have pointed out, Facebook has made it pretty easy to keep in touch with the people you want to keep in touch with. However, I remember a conversation with someone about 10 years older than me – he explained that the 10-year reunion is generally fun, since a lot of people are newly(/-ish)weds or engaged and maybe have adorable little kids, and even if some folks haven’t done all that much big-picture stuff since high school, there’s a sense that everyone’s still pretty young, so they could still turn it around. The 20-year reunions tend to be more mixed bags, because a solid number of people have gotten divorced, kids are getting older and closer to the dreaded teenage years, if you haven’t done anything starry with your life by then you’re a lot less likely to start, etc. So… there’s that!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 15, 2011, 4:45 pm

    Looks like a yummy lunch! I haven’t been out of high school long enough to have a significant reunion (well, it’s been 5 years since I finished, so nothing super significant anyway). Having said that, I went to high school in the Middle East so it would be quite a big deal to go back! I wouldn’t be totally against it though. I love seeing how people have changed over time.

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) July 15, 2011, 4:51 pm

    My ten year was back in Sept and I did not go. I didn’t have a great time in HS & REALLY didn’t (don’t?) like the people I went to school with… but, if that wasn’t your experience, I’d say… go!

  • Katie July 15, 2011, 5:14 pm

    My 5th was last summer, but it sounded horribly organized and was basically a bar hop across Annapolis. Most of my close friends from high school were either in the year above me or live far away now, so I ended up not going. Disorganization + not sure any of the people I actually hung out with in high school would be there = not worth it. I wish circumstances had been different though. I love catching up and seeing what people are doing with their lives.

  • Janie July 15, 2011, 5:17 pm

    I’m biased, but…I’m having the same dilemma. I think if it’s a one-night thing, I say, what the heck. If it stinks, we can leave and have our own party somewhere else!:)

    • Caitlin July 15, 2011, 5:20 pm

      Maybe we should just have a mini one where we all hang out together. I think part of my issue with this is like, I didn’t even know 1/7 of our 775 person graduating class. LOL.

      • Ellie@fitforthesoul July 15, 2011, 5:30 pm

        Oh and…haha, that’s the thing, even though not many people knew me, I have a good memory and all, so I pretty much knew or remembered everyone I walked past. Creepy??? Naaahhhh 😛

  • Kelly July 15, 2011, 5:22 pm

    I think I’m the same age as you so I haven’t had my 10th yet but I went to my 5th for hs and college. I thought I would hate both of them and I ended up having a great time at both. On the other hand, I saw your tweet that it was going to be a 3 day cruise and THAT I would probably NOT attend haha

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul July 15, 2011, 5:29 pm

    OooO that’s something exciting to think about!~I used to be dead sure that I wouldn’t want to go, but now that I think about it~I’d totally do it if I’m still around the same state or something!

  • Ali @ Ali Runs July 15, 2011, 5:29 pm

    I still have a few years to go before my 10 year reunion (Class of 2006, represent! 😉 ) and I am already not sure if I want to go. I grew up in a small town and still see a lot of them when I come home to visit but I’m not sure I would want to see EVERYONE.

  • Ashley @ Thefitacademic July 15, 2011, 5:42 pm

    My 10 year reunion is this upcoming year (graduated in 2002), and I really haven’t decided. I’ve kept in touch with a lot of girls from HS and although I’d like to see old friends, I no longer live there (in fact, I live 3 states away), so unless its a really convenient time, I’ll probably opt out.

  • Lisa July 15, 2011, 5:53 pm

    I did not go to my 10 year reunion. I hard a very hard time in high school and I couldn’t imagine going back, because I felt like I would have to relive the pain that those four years entailed.

    Best of luck to you. 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed July 15, 2011, 6:01 pm


    awkward and boring moments

    bad music

  • SaraRM July 15, 2011, 6:32 pm

    NAY!! Zero desire…

  • Alaina July 15, 2011, 6:52 pm

    I am actually looking forward to my 10th year reunion next year. I’ve changed a LOT since high school and I’d be eager to see people that I haven’t really kept in touch with. Although nowadays that’s so tough with Facebook and everything. What’s there to talk about; we pretty know about everyone’s lives! Haha. 🙂

  • Hillary July 15, 2011, 7:52 pm

    I’ll probably go to my reunion but don’t know if it’s necessary—Facebook keeps me updated with everyone’s biznass!

  • Brynne July 15, 2011, 8:13 pm

    Nutritional yeast + hummus is my new favorite combo! IT’S SO DELICIOUS!

  • Babs July 15, 2011, 8:20 pm

    my ten-year happened to be when i was on my honeymoon in tonga 🙂 needless to say, i think the honeymoon was a million times better than the reunion. i heard that there weren’t that many people that went.

    facebook has killed reunions

  • Jess July 15, 2011, 8:56 pm

    I’m helping organize my ten year reunion. Consider going but only if it’s at a decent place with decent food. Think of the people who put the time and energy into planning the event!

  • Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 15, 2011, 11:02 pm

    In my opinion, the people I would want to see at a reunion are they people I made an effort to keep in touch with. It could be fun seeing the others though.

  • Jacalyn July 16, 2011, 1:24 am

    I went to my 10th reunion. Our class did an entire 4 day celebration. It was nice the first day, then I got tired of all the “festivities”. By the last day, I was so itching to go home that I faked an asthma attack to get out of there. I will not be going to any more. It was more of a… “let me get this out of my system and see everyone that i graduated with”.

    • CaitlinHTP July 16, 2011, 2:05 pm


  • Lynne July 16, 2011, 1:43 am

    Well, here is my experience, for what it is worth. I didn’t go to my 10 year reunion. I would have, but my husband’s 10 year had been the year before, and because we couldn’t afford to go to that one, I felt guilty going to mine. Fast forward 10 years…..his class and my class decided to do a combined 19 and 20 year reunion. Our graduating classes were small (mine had 85) so this was a good way to cut the cost by having more people attend. Plus, let’s face it, in a high school that small, you know everyone in all 4 of the classes anyway. We had a great time….it was far enough “out” that alot of the drama and angst was outgrown. Ditto for the 24/25 year combo. I am now 33 years removed from high school graduation, and would have gone if they had held a 30 year one. Although I had a fantastic time at 24/25, I heard that planning it turned into a real nightmare for the committee, so I suspect this is way 29/30 never happened…..I have also heard from others that the 10 year one wasn’t so fun… was still close enough to graduation that any hurt feelings/irritations/cliques/etc….were still in force. So, for what it is worth, there is my very long answer~

  • Jolene ( July 16, 2011, 1:47 am

    I totally wanted to have a high school reunion last year for my 10th, but no one else was interested. I think with Facebook, people keep in touch and know what everyone is up to, so it just isn’t like it used to be for our parents.

  • Audrey July 16, 2011, 2:32 am

    I JUST graduated not even a month ago! I’m not ready to re-enter that again, haha 🙂 Maybe in ten years…..

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) July 16, 2011, 7:59 am

    I didn’t know about my 10 year reunion until after it happened because I didn’t join Facebook until just a few months after it happened and apparently that’s how it was planned. That being said, I wouldn’t have gone even if I had known about it. I definitely would not spend the mone to travel that far just for the reunion. If I happened to be in town I might ( but probably wouldn’t) go but I wouldn’t spend a lot of money to get there.

  • Amber K July 16, 2011, 11:46 am

    I had really wanted to go to mine, but they sent the invite out on FB and it would cost $100 for my husband and I to go! Insane when the cost is supposed to help cover the venue and food and I can’t even eat the food due to all of my food intolerances! Although, the price must have turned a LOT of people off because they have to sell at least 60 tickets by 8/1 and I guess they’ve only sold six. So now they are threatening to just cancel the whole thing.

    Definitely lame. I don’t know why they are trying to be all fancy about it. My husband’s was at a golf course, but we only had to pay $30 for the two of us and it was lunchtime so it was more of a potluck. Not some fancy expensive dinner, drinks NOT included.

    • CaitlinHTP July 16, 2011, 2:06 pm

      Whoa! $100 for two tickets sounds steep to me.

      • Amber K July 16, 2011, 3:18 pm

        Absolutely. I’d love it if they would do something more low-key. I mean, it’s just a reunion people!

  • ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska July 17, 2011, 2:37 pm

    I haven’t made it to my 10 year yet, but would probably think about attending it just to catch up with people. I live so far away now that I never see my friends from HS!

  • Charise July 18, 2011, 8:59 am

    I’m going to mine this weekend, and actually helping to plan it as well. I went to high school with people from all over the state, so it’s not like we are all from the same city where the “townies” still get together and no one else comes back for it. I see it as a chance to see friends I rarely get to see since we live all over the country/world, plus a chance to see my family for a little bit. BUT, my high school experience was less than typical, and even the 5 yr reunion (yeah, we have one) wasn’t super cliquey.

  • Gabby July 24, 2011, 5:57 pm

    This looks good! Any other ideas for nutritional yeast? I just bought a huge container from whole foods.

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