The High School Memories Meme

Stolen from Kazoofus.

  1. Who was your best friend? Mainly Chrissy. By senior year, it was really her and I and our friend Nicole. I only keep in touch with Chrissy, and not really all that much.
  2. What sports did you play? None. I sooooo wasn’t into that. Plus, I took the bus and my parents worked, so transportation was an issue.
  3. What kind of car did you drive? Skippy, my oft-mentioned and very-loved Dodge Colt Hatchback. I could fill up the gas tank for $10 (OK, so this was 1996, but still), drive for days on “E,” and when I was really broke, get around town for a day or two on the change I found inside. I usually had at least a change or two of clothes in there, though probably not as much trash as one might think – I was the driver in a carpool to school for a few friends of mine, so a lot of the time 4 people were in the car. Not much room for trash then.
  4. It’s Friday night, where were you at? Home watching TV with my parents, with very few exceptions.
  5. Were you a party animal? See #4. What do you think?
  6. Were you considered a flirt? I’m almost embarrassed to say (though I think I’ve confessed this to enough people who read this) that I didn’t really “get” flirting until college. I mean, I didn’t understand when guys were flirting with me (in hind sight, it makes a lot more sense, and life probably would have been a lot easier, or at least a lot more fun), and I probably didn’t flirt back then. And there’s no way I would ever have been called a tease. Seriously.
  7. Ever skip school? Only for Senior Skip Day, and then when the school called Dad, he said I was sick. So officially… what’s the ruling on that?
  8. Ever smoke? Not in high school. A few times in college (and the occasional tryst with Amanda.
  9. Were you a nerd? Probably considered so. It was such a big school and there were so many cliques, I think it would depend who you asked, if I was just shy, an outsider, not popular, or nerdy. I definitely wasn’t the smartest (didn’t even make the top 10%).
  10. Did you get suspended/expelled? Um, no. Chrissy almost was though, for her senior prank. (Fetal pigs from Senior Biology Lab in the toilets in the cafeteria. Quality.)
  11. Can you sing the Alma Mater? Not with the right words. Nicole made up a parody version that I still remember. “Here’s to St Charles High School, land of the snobs. Doing our hair and makeup all day long. [part I can’t remember] …and early parenthood.”
  12. Who was your favorite teacher? I can’t really remember any favorites. There were some that are good for a laugh. But a favorite? Nah. There was French Teacher #1 with the huge gestures about a “Pot of Verbs,” French Teacher #2 who was so tiny and frail you were sure a gust of wind would knock her down, and my Senior Biology Lab professor who had a crush on me and graded accordingly.
  13. Favorite class? Psychology or Sociology. They were both good.
  14. What was your school’s full name? [Name of Hometown] High School (I’ve got a 10-year reunion coming up, and I really don’t want anyone able to find this blog again via Google.)
  15. School mascot? We were the Fighting Saints. We had no mascot.
  16. Did you go to Prom? Yes. It sucked. Not like it was awful, just a whole lot of hooplah about something that didn’t life up to it.
  17. If you could go back and do it over, would you? Absolutely not. I hated high school and never want to have those feelings or experiences again.
  18. What do you remember most about graduation? Besides the fact that it was ten years ago last Friday? I had two cakes at my party – my second cousin is a professional cake decorator, and the second one was a grand piano just for me.
  19. Favorite memory of your senior year? Maybe Chrissy’s senior prank? Not really sure. I try to forget high school.
  20. Were you ever posted up on the senior wall? Not really sure what was meant by this, but I can say that every year there was this wall in the cafeteria that was painted over and the seniors, at registration, put their hand prints on it. So… maybe.
  21. Did you have a job your senior year? Junior and senior year I worked after school (3-5, M-F) for the City in Utility Billing. Plus I volunteered with the junior high youth group, and with all the other church stuff that should count as a part-time job.
  22. Who did you date? By senior year? No one. Actually, in all of high school, I went on… maybe two dates? One was the Mormon, aka the date that wouldn’t end, and one I’m not even sure if it was a date or not. By senior year my friends and I had pretty ruled out everyone as unacceptable.
  23. Where did you go most often for lunch? The cafeteria. We did not have an open campus.
  24. Have you gained weight since then? I should hope so. I could wear size zeros then. If nothing else, I gained love handles and my hips grew.
  25. What did you do after graduation? College. Like 95% of my class.
  26. When did you graduate? 1996. Sigh.