I came across this questionnaire I got sent before my high-school class reunion. I thought I just share it, with my responses (well, except I added the pictures, of course).
1. What did you do immediately after high-school?: Immediately after high school my family took a bunch of awkward photos; then, I believe I went to that sponsored, all-night grad party, where I won a fishing pole. (Ka-ching!) After that, though, I went to college, where I received no fishing poles.
2. What kind of work do you do?: I teach, I write, and I make small, independent films (the budgets are small and independent, the films are normal sized).
3. Do you have a significant other?: My wife is Michele; how we met is a long story, each moment of which is more precious and delightful than the one before.
4. What’s your favorite high-school memory?: My favorite high-school memory would have to be that time that my girlfriend, my best friend and I all skipped school, we took my friend’s dad’s sports car, and we snuck in to a fancy restaurant and I wound up singing a Beatles’ song on a float in this big parade, and… wait… that wasn’t me.
5. What would you change about yourself since high-school?: I would fill in questionnaires with more gravity and seriousness.
6. If you could do high-school again, what would you do differently?: More everything: study more, play more, apply myself more, goof off more, appreciate things more and get in trouble more. Except sheer, awkward, adolescent dorkiness. I could do a little less of that. Oh, and I would resist the “mullet” trend.
7. What are your hobbies and interests?: The usual, I suppose. Shark wrestling, starting doomsday cults, driving around in a van solving mysteries. Your basic ‘grown-up’ stuff.
8. Have you achieved your dreams?: Absolutely. Psh. Of course. Every single one of them. Life is just a smooth, level glide of bliss now. No, of course I haven’t! Has anyone? Great, now I have to go lie in the floor, consumed in existential despair and think about my failures in life. Thanks a lot, Reunion Questionnaire. Actually, I would I would be concerned if I’d chosen a path for myself in which I already had. Some things are going easily, most things are going with some difficulty, a few are very, very hard.
9. Any messages to your classmates?: COUGAR FOOTBALL RULES!!! WHOOOOOOO!!!!!
10. What accomplishment are you most proud of?: Probably winning that fishing pole at the graduation party. That was my peak… (*weeps quietly*).
11. One thing you wish you knew in high-school?: That you will regret the things you haven’t done even more than the things you have.
12. Your Favorite teacher and why: Experience. I know, BOOM, right? I’m totally wise. I’m like the Buddha.