2004: I Thought I Was the Shit

I was last in middle school 15 years ago. I don’t miss it a bit, which only makes hearing about an upcoming class reunion strange. Through the magic of the internet, I’ve been linked to a class of 2004 account one of my old friends made. Do people really want to revisit that part of our lives — and now?

I’m a little confused. I was 13 back then and now more than twice that age. Seems silly to want to reconnect from the Xanga, Friendster and AOL era. What happened to letting go? Seeing pictures from that time make me cringe. It’s embarrassing and a lot of fun to laugh at just how uncool the cool ones look now. Isn’t that part of growing up? Realizing how blunderous your self-confidence and coolness wasn’t really there?

I’ll have more fun laughing at old pictures than any reunion. Later world.