Holy Crap, It's Over!
Out with the Old
Just a quick note about an important site update. I wouldn't want anyone to think that there's anything better to do than care for the reunion site 4 years before the next reunion. After all, we on the Reunion Web Site Committee have pride. Or at least we know how to spell it.
But in this case, it was really way past time to remove the 15th reunion bios, especially since many of them had spam-friendly email addresses listed on the pages (the 20th reunion bios are more clever about hiding the addresses, so they're still listed for everyone's obsessive enjoyment).
March 9, 2008
Many More Memories
More pictures posted, from Keith, Jim, Eric, and Stacy. Keep 'em coming!
July 4, 2007
Plenty of Pictures Posted
And send in more, we'll post yours too.
June 30, 2007
For anyone curious about what the tunnels now look like, Nancy took some pictures are reunion that are posted on the Tunnel Vision page.
June 29, 2007
There's now a page set up (handily linked from the "Tales of the 20th" button to the left) for any blurbs or pictures that people want to submit to the site. Check them out. Do you remember what happened that weekend? Would you like to?
June 29, 2007
Post-Reunion: First Impressions
As over 140 of us can attest, reunion did, in fact, happen and it's now completely over. Here are some brief thoughts and memories from the weekend, for those that weren't around or don't remember:
Got some memories of your own? Send them in and we'll put them on the site.
How about pictures? If you have any pictures from Reunion, contact us (remember to include your email address) and we'll work out the details of getting them.
Check back here for more news and pictures soon. And start planning to attend the 25th now. It'll be fun.
June 26 , 2007
As reunion gets underway this evening, most of you are probably wondering: "How does Carleton come up with the schedule of activities for the weekend? Are there any other options?" Well, you came to the right place; from our mole on the Reunion Activities committee at the college, we obtained secretly leaked plans which detail other options that were considered and summarily chucked.
Do you like some of what you see here? There's no reason why you can't do these things in addition to the activities hosted by the college. What are they going to do: not graduate you? So go ahead; take advantage of these inactivities as well.
June 14, 2007
Reunion: Music to the Ears
To substantiate the rumors about the archives of old Senators tunes, here's something to listen to. That page has a tune from the concert of Josh & the Senators in November of 1986, when the band warmed up for The Suburbs.
(Note: This should be able to play in your browser. But your browser may also hang. But isn't it worth the risk?)
June 13, 2007
'87 Classmates in the Art Exhibit and Book Signing events
Just in case you were going to blow off the art exhibit or book/CD signing as being completely unrelated to our class and having nothing to do with either beer or food, you should know that we have 3 classmates in the art exhibit (Craig Houser, Madeline Larson Muntersbjorn, and Michael Rhine) and 1 in the book signing (Erika Dillman). So go get arty and hobnob with these important and sophisticated peers. Maybe they can even be your Brushes with Greatness for next reunion.
June 12, 2007
For those with kids, some late-breaking info: There will be group babysitting from 8-11 PM on Friday and Saturday nights at Parish house, just for kids of '87. That's three hours each night of pretending you're not an adult. And you didn't even have to spend months searching for a babysitter. Put that together with Camp Carleton (ages 5-12), the kids activities on Friday and Saturday afternoons at Parish, and a bouncy house at Parish, and a good time will be had by kids and parents alike.
June 12, 2007
A lot like college,
but without the class
Less than a week left. Only a few days to get ready. Have you:
Just to whet your appetite, here's are some old pictures to rock your recollection:
By the way, rumor has it that tunes from the Lost Archives of the Senators* might be heard around Parish House next week.
*Senators here means both the "Josh & the Senators" original band as well as the "& the Senators" incarnation in Winter/Spring of 1987. A veritable treasure trove of lost classics. But how can you ever lose the blues?
June 10, 2007
119 and counting
When we had 114 classmates registered, we were less than 25 away from the 20th reunion attendance record. Five more have registered in the past week.
So it looks like we're on track for reaching it ... two weeks after the event.
Meanwhile, here's a new activity offered by '92's Peter Gunn:
In other news, those planning on joining in the fun should start getting ready. Here's a convenient shopping list (amounts are per-person):
Also, here are some things that you might want to do in preparation for the big weekend:
June 2, 2007
We generally think of our generation as one of apathy, if we bother attaching any label to it at all. So it is with some bemusement, almost nearing mild satisfaction, that we find ourselves closing in on a record attendance for our 20th reunion this year.
At last count, according to an extensive data-gathering exercise in which a team of analysts painstakingly counted individual classmates on the reunion attendance page, there were 116 of us signed up for the weekend, or over 23%. Apparently, less than 25 more classmates would give us the highest percentage of attendance for a 20th Reunion.
Phone your friends. Enlist your enemies. Call on classmates you've never heard of before. Get them to come to Northfield for the weekend. Reunion is fun because of the people (and the endless bowls of Fruit Loops in the cafeteria, of course). Just like Wednesday night parties in Sayles Hill, the more of us there are, the more fun the party is (at least until the kegs start spilling and you start slipping in all of the greasy dirt-beer scum). So let's get all of the folks there that we can.
May 28, 2007
Less Than a Month Left (Tick, tick, tick...)
Several more bios came in in the past few days. In the meantime, you can check out the actual registered-attendee list at Carleton. Today's count is 214. This includes kids, so I think the actual number of '87 classmates is more like 12. But we're a lot heavier now, so it'll seem like 350 or so.
May 5, 2007
Register Now, Save BIG!!!
Planning on going to reunion, but haven't gotten around to actually registering yet? Find life so all-consuming that the act of scheduling and booking a trip to Northfield melts your brain? Can't remember the URL and are using that as a petty rationalization?
But what if the college offered you a 10% savings on the cost of the weekend?! Wouldn't that help? That savings will surely buy a couple of rounds at The Contented Cow. Of course, you'd have to be there for reunion in order to care about the price of a round at the Cow. So you'd better register. Now.
Well, here's your chance: register before May 1 and Save Big.
Operators standing by
No purchase necessary to win, but there is no contest so nobody wins anyway. Chances of winning estimated at 0 in 5,436,789,224. Offer void in North Dakota, just for pure spite.
April 29, 2007
Skip Class, Not Reunion
The Poetry Corner submission form died a quiet, yet dignified death today. Don't think for a moment that it was because nobody submitted anything. Ever. No, poetry is used to neglect. It sits there for decades in its thin volumes on the library shelves, gathering dust. It wafts out of the mouths of poets over the chairs of empty rooms at Readings. It floats over the heads of dozing students in English 10 and 11.
But poetry likes it that way. It's more ... peaceful, being alone.
No, the poetry form had to go because the spam devils found it and have been clogging the inboxes of the Poetry Submission Processing Committee. So that's it, no more poetry. Just the two pieces that are there already. It's more peaceful that way.
April 5, 2007
It's finally here.
The moment you've been waiting for, the reason you've bookmarked this site, the thing that's kept you doing page-refreshes every 2 minutes for the last several months when you really should have been working instead:
Online Registration is finally open!
So what are you waiting for? A punchline? Go register, already!
Meanwhile, here's a thought for everyone: do you have any friends in the class that haven't registered their bio information. Or are you guilty of this yourself? Remember: it's not just a spectator sport. Get your bio up there for others to read, and bug your friends to post theirs as well. And pester them to register for reunion while you're at it.
Reunion is a lot like like Wednesday night dances at Sayles Hill (especially back when they used to serve 3.2 beer); it's more fun with more of us there.
Finally, there's a new article, Stoperation, posted on the Reunion Rag page. Enjoy.
March 17, 2007
Nice quote from Cliff Anderson, whose bio just got posted:
"For those of you who have never shown up these past 5, 10, and 15 years, SHOW UP. It is really cool and it is like being put in a time machine in 1987 and being blasted off into the future. So, come to the 20th and you will find out what it feels like to come face to face with your future 20 years later. I highly recommend it, it is a great ride. Don't make excuses. You are just a plane ticket away and a hard dorm bed at Parish House (with a rental packet of those comfy white sheets and a pack of two scratchy white towels) away from a great time."
So there. No excuses. Come to reunion. See the future. Be the future.
February 25, 2007
New bios are piling into our offices. That whole Reunion Letter guilt thing sure works wonders...
February 14, 2007
Check out the new Poetry Corner, where things are going from bad to verse.
February 10, 2007
Check out those attendance stats above. Did we even have this many people in our class? The vast majority have said "Yes, we're coming to reunion!" And the rest are just temporarily confused. Or maybe they're waiting for you to make up your mind.
It's hip, it's new, it's so totally web-geeky, please welcome the:
Read it, love it, be it. Leave your mark on Carleton posterity by writing a note to your peers. Quick - do it now before so many other people do that yours gets lost in the shuffle. Be the first on your block. Be the first from your ISP. Be the first from your dorm. Be the first. What are you waiting for, an invitation? Okay: please leave a note. The website gets cold and lonely at night with noone to talk to except search engines.
January 30, 2007
Sure we're older, but at least we've gained weight.
Maybe it's time to step back and see how we're really doing.
Take the new Aging Liberal Arts Geek quiz. See how you stack up. Remember: it's not about how you feel about yourself, it's how you compare to others.
Music! Videos! Pictures! We're thinking about compiling "memories" from back in the day. We're still trying to figure out how to collect and compile them, but in the meantime if you have ideas or material you think could be used, contact us.
January 14, 2007
Some very exciting site updates:
November 11, 2006
You can fool your kids.
You can even fool your aging co-workers.
But you can't fool Carleton.
You're nearly five years older than last reunion, so it must be time for...
20th Reunion: June 14-17, 2007
Save the date. Start looking for baby sitters. Start saving the money for bus fare. Start building up your tolerance to two whole beers, 'cause we're gonna party like there's no alcohol purchases allowed on Sundays.
"But what will I wear? That dress has blood and jello all over it!"
In the meantime, entire your bio,
send us some ideas, send me some feedback
on the site, check out the latest Reunion Rag,
reminisce over old Zoobook photos, or look at some
pictures from the 15th reunion in 2002.
In particular, we ought to be planning themes for future reunions. After all, when these milestones occur every five years, what are the chances that we'll have enough presence of mind to think of it then? Better to get it out of the way now and just lock it in while we have the opportunity.
Here are some suggestions for future reunion slogans:
September 10, 2006
Old, Tired Articles:
Website hacking provided by Chet Haase. Feedback about the site here