Reunions, PHP & Jack Black

So what do these disparate subjects have to do with each other? Read on!

My family and I recently attended my 20-year high school reunion. (Oops – did I say 20? I meant to say 10!) It was great to see all of our friends from high school, and one nice thing is that my husband went to the same high school (class of 1985), so they were his friends too!

Most of my summer, though, was spent planning for the reunion, including the reunion website. (Hence the lack of postings here.) Working on the site helped me keep up with my PHP skills, as we had several online forms, and also learn some new skills. We had an order form for reunion t-shirts, and had that form transfer/populate data to PayPal, so that classmates could order and pay through PayPal, either with credit/debit card or a PayPal account. This might not sound like a big deal in the grand scheme of web development, but we thought it was pretty nifty to be able to post an online t-shirt order form with the online payment option as well.

The reunion had a Saturday brunch for families, followed by an evening social for the adults. The event was well-planned by not only our beautiful, but smart Homecoming Queen, Jessica Birchfield. Jessica really set out with the right idea – make it fun and affordable, and moreover, flexible. She accepted input from any classmate, and tried to incorporate everyone’s ideas. And best of all – the Saturday evening social was casual dress – no purchasing a formal only to hang in the closet to collect dust after the reunion!

After an evening of shakin’ what our Mama’s gave us, we heard of a good blues band, The Mutt Brothers, playing at a local club, and headed in that direction. (Yes – it was already past midnight and we were *still* awake!) Aside from feeling like we were going to asphyxiate on smoke, we did enjoy the band, which featured guitarist Jack Black! Well, OK, it wasn’t really Jack Black, but given a couple more beers it could’ve been! Actually, his name is Greg Davis, and he’s a friend of one of our classmates, and quite talented too. All of “the Mutts” are extremely talented and we definitely recommend them if you’re looking for an awesome blues band!

Then it was back to Atlanta and back to reality. *Sigh*.

One thought on “Reunions, PHP & Jack Black

  • Posted on September 21, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    Yay for e-commerce!

    It was a great reunion. I hope I won’t be too decrepit for the next one.

    And add an “amen!” to the Mutt Bros. They do not suck.

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