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10 Things I did to Prepare for my 30th High School Reunion (Before and After Photos)

This is what I did to prepare for my 30th high school reunion:

1. Over-indulge in wine coolers and nervous carbohydrate eating.

2. Gain 5 lbs.

3. Develop new mantra: “You’re still a skinny bitch.”

4. Wax my mustache.

5. Do 15 girl push-ups.

6. Yell at my husband for being in the football stands instead of in the end-zone with our reunion group at the Homecoming game. I believe my exact words to him were, “People want to meet you. You’re not doing your job!”

7. Buy an inflatable Granny sex doll as a gift for the winner of Who Came The Furthest For The Reunion. Stick my pinky finger in the little hole in the inflatable Granny sex doll and realize it isn’t really functional for more than a pinky finger. Realize I’m having finger sex with an inflatable Granny sex doll, who I finally notice has gray pubic hair, at the bar of the DoubleTree by Hilton.

8. Buy Man of Steel men’s briefs with a red cape on the back as a gift for the winners of Who Has Been Married Longest. Try the briefs on. Covet the briefs. Buy a pair for myself. Everyone should have a cape on their ass.

9. Spanx myself to within an inch of my life. Do 100 fanny tucks after Spanxing myself. Repeat mantra: “You’re still a skinny bitch.”

10. Faint briefly during the over-cooked chicken dinner due to lack of oxygen, due to binding Spanx. Come to on the dance floor twerking the Fart Machine gifted to the Couple With The Most Children to the strains of Welcome to the Jungle. Because farts are funny and not tacky at all.

I can hardly wait for the 40th!!

Both this bra and full torso Spanx are full of uplift and zest!

BEFORE

AFTER. I just love a red dress. Plan to wear one to every reunion.

AFTER. I just love a red dress. Plan to wear one to every reunion. I think we all look darn good for pushing 50. Had so much fun with these people.

How doth thou preparest thyself for big events??

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  1. Rosie
    Rosie 21 October, 2013, 11:07

    Our local smalltown paper had a wonderful social editor. Every occasion she reported on ended with the phrase,”and a good time was had by all!” Bless Vi, she could have written it about your reunion, by the looks of the photos! So happy for all of you, & Bless Shannon for all the hard work! XOXO

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 22 October, 2013, 10:26

      Rosie I truly believe a good time was had by all. That makes me so happy.

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  2. Anne Parris
    Anne Parris 21 October, 2013, 11:57

    Of course you looked great. More importantly, you had a good time.
    How do you twerk a fart machine?

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  3. Betsy Barry
    Betsy Barry 21 October, 2013, 12:32

    Hilarious Shannon! I told my husband, that I had so much spandex/Spanx on that I was mummified! I also remembered why I don’t wear high heels anymore: Those little mamas hurt. Got home; took off all the Spanx; had some really good wine with Roy; and fondly remembered the evening. Likewise, looking forward to the 40th!

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  4. Laurie Luck - Smart Dog University
    Laurie Luck - Smart Dog University 22 October, 2013, 07:59

    Red is a fabulous color! Stands out from all the little black dresses!

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  5. Serena Belva
    Serena Belva 22 October, 2013, 12:39

    How many kids did the winners of Couple With The Most Children have? Just curious! 🙂

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  6. Inga Werner
    Inga Werner 23 October, 2013, 19:33

    Thanks for the Granny Sex Blow Up doll…was trying to figure out the connection…she “came” the longest, farthest? Not sure, but very proud to walk away with a naked lady in my arms as my date. I see how small those rear end and vaginal holes are…couldn’t even fit a pinkie finger in them. Not that I tried… No action in this car ride home.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 23 October, 2013, 21:25

      Inga I love your insouciance. Isn’t it wonderful to no longer be as hmmm, what’s the right word? Cloistered as we were in high school? I only wish you lived closer so we could have a mom’s night out and drink from a Cougar Town sized glass of wine. So lovely to see you and I don’t think I’m alone in saying you were one of the most gorgeous women in the room last weekend. And kindest. xo S

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  7. Foxy Wine Pocket
    Foxy Wine Pocket 26 February, 2014, 20:21

    Well I didn’t wear a red dress, and clearly I should have. You look fabulous. Glad you had a great night!

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