12 June 2012

Planning exciting things

Exciting things are afoot! Or well, one main exciting thing. The other has already kind of happened.

I got sworn in as a translator! This sounds more exciting than it really was. I brought my sister with me to the courthouse but we were so busy monkeying around on the way there that I forgot to take any pictures as evidence. We turn into rambunctious twelve-year-olds when we're together for a longer period of time. Ask my mum and she'll agree that we're impossible to handle when we're together... Anyway, by the time we got to the courthouse and found the right room, it was all over before I knew it! Two minutes inside, three words spoken, and I was out the door again, sworn in as a Dutch-English translator.

Apart from that, I am also planning a reunion of my secondary school's final year! I met up with an old schoolmate in January of this year to talk translation as she is a professional translator as well, and we got to talking about our old classmates, and how they were doing... It's only been seven years, but I'm no longer in touch with any of my old friends due to time restraints, getting degrees, work, in some cases even marriage and children! Now, I found a number of them through Facebook already, but there's nothing like a good old get-together, right? So, after some struggle, we now have a reunion planned for the 23rd of this month and I only have a week and a half left to get everything sorted! EEEP!

I want to keep it low-key, so we're having a barbecue in the garden next to the cafeteria of our old school. We're not allowed to serve alcohol though, so we're off to a bar afterwards to relive some old times and get ridiculously drunk together. I've been using the wonderful world of Pinterest to find some inspiration to keep it both fun and low-budget and so far, my inspiration is mainly 'fooood' and 'pictures'.

Have you ever held a reunion with your old schoolmates? What was your reunion like? Do you have tips on cheap decoration or food serving for me? I would love to hear them!


  1. congrats on being an official translator! woo!

    or should i say gefeliciteerd?

  2. Congratulations! Never been to a reunion. Yet. I can't believe I've been out of high school for 8 years. :S The 10 Year Reunion (if anyone puts it together) is creeping up fast!

  3. Congrats on becoming a translator and yay! for a reunion! I actually haven't been to one. I missed my 10 year high school reunion because it's hard to go when you're 3,000 miles away, but maybe I'll go for the next one. And I went to a huge university with so many people that reunions are pretty much not worth going to unless you know for a fact a ton of your friends will be there!