Saturday, August 05, 2006

Wait until our 10-year reunion

As president of the Los Altos High class of 1998, [name redacted] left Los Altos (among other things) a $500 tug-of-war rope as well as the best quote I have ever managed to print in any article ("Jon, why do you have to ruin everything good?").

[Name redacted] is also the person responsible for calling off our five-year reunion, reasoning that nobody was doing anything interesting enough at that point to justify a reunion anyway. Better to wait until we've been out 10 years when people have better stories to tell. Personally, I think I'd have been prouder to tell people that I was the water polo coach and a reporter for a local paper than that I'm in law school, but hopefully the rest of you 98ers will take advantage of the opportunity to do something interesting in the next year and a half or so.

For her part, [name redacted] will be done with law school. She's entering her third year at George Washington and worked as an intern for Dianne Feinstein this summer. When I visited her recently, she introduced me to the culture of Hill interns and political consultants.

"I've been working on campaigns since 1992," said one 24-year-old, who proceeded to introduce the CFO of her 2010 campaign for Washington State's 4th Congressional District.

[Name redacted] also volunteers with Human Rights Watch's Guantanamo project and periodically saves the lives of crime victims. She is open to suggestions about where and when to hold the reunion (I said Safeway Parking Lot, but that didn't go over well).

"Here's a quote for you, Jon," says [name redacted]. "Jon Wiener is as reliable as your drugstore tabloids. I think you should learn how to draw a boundary between work and play."

6 comments:

bigdra said...

Some of us had done plenty between 1998-2003, Catherine! I'll have to write all this stuff down for the 10 year. If anyone wants to listen...

Anonymous said...

I think that the writer of the previous post should not SAY what's he done, but show it, as this would be an excellent back up plan in the event the food is shitty.

blondebomber said...

Jon, why DO you have to ruin everything good. Sounds like she is trying to hook up with you. Two lawyers????. The comment about boundaries is way out of line. Perhaps this is just her way of flirting with you.

Anonymous said...

Right. You call this a present?

Anonymous said...

Jon, if you've still got an American Flag bandanna and that weird Jesse Ventura face of yours, that's accomplishment enough.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Bday Cat...congrats on law school, how cool is that? I still listen to Dave Matthews and the mix cassette you made for me, be sure to add that to your list of "things I've done in the past ten years" : Mix-Mastress-Cat


Cheers, Stef