Thursday, September 22, 2011

High School

     So I started writing a post about my 10 year high school reunion, but we haven't uploaded the pictures yet, and for some reason I just can't get into the post.  I had done this meme that I was going to post before the reunion and then forgot about, so guess what?  Instead of writing a real post you get this cop out crap that no one ever reads.  Meme Fun!!!

1. Did you date someone from your school senior year?
Yep.  Evil Ex.  Now that I think of it, I think he was the only guy I dated in high school who actually went to our school . . .

2. Did you marry someone from your high school(s)?
Thank freaking bob No.

3. Did you car pool to school?
Yes, I drove my little brother, Boo, and two other boys to school in my yellow 1973 VW bug with the red peace sign and blue flower on the door.  We rocked out to cassette tapes of Meatloaf or a mixed tape that included Limp Bizkit and Marilyn Manson.

4. What kind of car did you drive?
See above.

5. What kind of car do you have now?
A 2005 Mazda Speed3 Hatchback.  Yeah, not quite as cool.  But I also have my 1976 Mustang II Cobra 302 and am seriously playing with the idea of getting rid of the Mazda and getting a “new” old bug.

6. It's Friday night... where were you (in high school)?
Either on the phone with NotDonna, hanging out with some assortment of my 6 closest girlfriends, working, or drinking someone under the table.  Yes, I was a lush my Jr. and Sr. years.  I got it out of my system early.

7. It is Friday night... where are you (now)?
Engaging in some sort of family fun, hanging out with girlfriends, or on a date with MacGvyer.

8. What kind of job did you have in high school?
I hosted then waited tables at Perkins, I waited tables at Big Boy, I worked maintenance at a golf course, and I made pizzas at the local pizza place.  These were not all at the same time, but they did tend to overlap.  I almost always had 2 jobs.

9. What kind of job do you do now?
Marine. Lawyer. Mommy. Wife.  Right?  Ha.

10. Were you a party animal?
That depends on your definition.  By and large, I was a very “good” kid.  I was a great student.  I didn’t cause problems at school – from what I remember.  I didn’t go NEAR drugs of any kind (well, except perfectly legal ephedrine once in a while before the fed nixed that one).  I didn’t go “all the way.”  Overall, I was a goody two shoes.  With a massive drinking problem.  Well, I’m not sure I would have considered it a problem.  I only drank on weekends; I never drove when I was drinking; and it never effected my schooling.  But MAN did I DRINK.  Just the thought of what and how much I drank back then makes my stomach turn a little.  I threw some of the BEST parties.  And I may have been called a “bad influence” once or twice.  So sure, a little bit of a party animal.  Sort of a werewolf type party animal.

11. Were you considered a flirt?
I don’t know if flirt would be the word for it.  I was a total make-out wh*re in High School.  I became very adept at juggling boys – except that one time when I accidentally ended up with three dates at the same party – or maybe my two dates to Jr prom . . .

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
I was a total band geek.  Trumpet – 7 years.
13. Were you a nerd?
Probably.  I did really well in school, blew away every standardized test and was really socially awkward in my school (I’m still not sure why I was so much more awkward in school than out).

14. Did you get suspended or expelled?
Nope.  I got detention once in 6th grade for not doing my math homework.

15. Can you sing the fight song?
I can sing a lot of it.  I can still play the whole thing on the trumpet.  Actually, I had a dream last night that had the fight song in it . . .  Huh.  That’s really weird . . .

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)?
Mr. Fisher – Algebra and Pre-Calc (may he rest in peace); Mr. Yurick – Soc/Psych; Mr. Dummer – British Lit.  I’d say they were my very favorite, but I generally got along with my teachers and really enjoyed most of my classes.  Except French.  I DID NOT get along with THAT teacher.  Or the assistant principle.  By the time I graduated, he was under orders from the Principle (who I loved) not to talk to me.  Ever.

17. Where did you sit during lunch?
Second or third table from the far back wall all the way to the right.  Next to NotDonna and across from Dingee.  Sr. year we all sat at the Sr. table.
18. What was your school's full name?
None of your business.  But it’s a very generic one.

19. When did you graduate?
2001 (10 years ago!!!)

20. What was your school mascot?

21. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
I loved High School, so I’d enjoy doing it again, but I wouldn’t change a thing and I like my life now even more.

22. Did you have fun at Prom?
I went to prom Sophomore, jr, and sr years and had a blast every time.  Jr year is my favorite story because I had 2 dates.

23. Do you still talk to your prom date?
I’m FB friends with my date from sophomore year, but I haven’t spoken to him in years.  I don’t speak to any of the other ones.

24. Who was your best friend?
There was a group of 6 of us who were inseparable, but I was ALWAYS closest to NotDonna.  I was also really good friends with a couple of the guys I worked at the pizza place with.

25. What did you want to be when you grew up?
NOT a lawyer.  Go figure.  Most of the time I think I wanted to be a neurobiologist.

26. Any regrets?
Nope.  None that I can think of.

27. Biggest fashion mistake?
Oh goodness.  Hmmm . . .  I didn’t really wear anything too outrageous that I can remember.  Maybe the red sunglasses I wore all the time – even to prom.

28. Favorite fashion trend?
Peasant tops and bell bottoms.

29. Are you going to your next reunion?
Hell yes.

30. Who did you have a secret crush on?
I had a less than secret crush on a guy named Danny.  I also had crushes on Evil Ex and a guy named Jim.

31. Did you date your crush?
Only Evil Ex.  Though I did come kinda close with Jim, too.
32. Did you lose your virginity in high school?
What a nosy question.  I did, not long before graduation.
33. Were you voted “most likely to” anything?
I don’t think so.

34. Who do you still talk to from high school?
NotDonna mainly, but I still keep in touch with a number of people on FB.
35. Did you fall in love in high school?
Hell no.  Thank heavens.   ;-)
As always, I'm refraining from tagging anyone with this meme, but please, please join in!  I freaking love Q&A memes and I love to hear everyone else's answers.  Plus, I love stories from High School.  So join in!  And drop me a comment to let me know if you do!


Impulsive Addict said...

I just wrote this big long post and it didn't go through!! AHH!

I was suspended in high school for defending myself when a girl started a fight with me. My mom was pissed so we basically went shopping and enjoyed 3 days off from school. It was great! But I DON'T miss high school. I didn't go to my 10 year reunion but I may go to my 20!

MiMi said...

What a fun meme!!

Emmy said...

Are you are younger than me :) I found it quite funny how you were talking about all of the partying, etc and then you were in band-- never would have guessed that from all of your other answers.
Okay and two dates to prom?? you have to tell that story!

Lourie said...

Meatloaf!!!! Aren't you a little young...never mind! haha. I was a drama geek. Never partied but I hung out with all the partiers. True story. :P


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