Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ah...High School

With my ten year reunion coming up, I've been reminiscing a lot about my high school days. I honestly don't have very many good memories of school, mostly because I was a nerd. I never got stuffed in a garbage can or got my head shoved in a toilet, but the emotional trauma was far worse.

Kids are mean, especially in high school. When I was in school, not a day went by when I didn't get called a "fag" or "homo." I was unaware that there is a direct correlation between a love of Star Wars and a love of men.

I never understood why I was loathed by the "jocks." I knew that I couldn't talk to them about the things that I loved, so I tried to center any conversations on things that they enjoyed. "Did you see the game last night?" I would ask. "You're a nerd, you don't like sports" would be the response. Let me explain what is wrong with this statement.

The main aspect of any sport is physics, whether you realize it or not. What nerd doesn't love a good physics problem? Also, just because I'm not an athletic person doesn't mean I don't enjoy watching sports. Side note: The biggest D&D nerd and the biggest football jock I know happen to be the same person. Chew on that one for awhile!

Needless to say, I will not be attending my high school reunion. I am still in contact with most of my high school friends, and I don't feel the need for everyone else to tell me how much better they are than me. I'm happy with where I am in life, and I don't need others to convince me otherwise.


  1. I had such a good time during high school and it was because of friends like you. You're awesome Aaron!!!!!!!!!! Thank you

  2. I think it really goes, "What physicist doesn't chuckle malevolently when two things smash together really hard and really fast then say, 'Gosh! I wonder *how* hard they hit each other?'"