As I reported last week, the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association (WRCAA) is hosting an official reunion for former NFL cheerleaders at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center July 27-28, 2012. I will be going as a Buffalo Bills Alumni.
Although I have had other careers and interesting jobs, it seems the only thing I ever did that gets everyone’s attention is being a NFL cheerleader. Since it actually bothered me that no one cared about my other achievements, I've decided to write about it.
I never wanted to go to reunions because I don’t like explaining what I've been doing or why I look the way I do….the truth is that reunions are all about looks. You know it…that lanky girl with braces in high school who 20 years later is gorgeous and the drop dead good looking guy who is bald and nobody recognizes 10 years after is what fellow classmates come to see.
I was not able to attend my 10 year high school reunion because I was getting married the same day, looking back I should've gone! I did go to my 15th and 20th reunions. I didn't recognize anyone but apparently I was recognizable even with the added 40 pounds. The question is was it a good 40 or a bad 40?
When I went to the Buffalo Jills 35th reunion I did have to loose 35 pounds before I could wear this really nice Asian dress. I have a reputation to uphold with my wardrobe because being from Los Angeles; apparently we are “way cooler” being from the land of movies.
Something has happened between that reunion and this one, although I almost didn’t go to the performance in October but I was glad I did. I haven't had that much fun in a long time. When I heard about a national one, I decided it would be painless since I had already been through a few….painless until I started to get ready for it and all the old things started haunting me.
This blog will be seen 20 days before the actual event and stories that come after, but I'd love to hear about survivors of reunions so I can put together a do and a don't list for them.
Just email me at Baranik1@aol.com.