I was tagged in a thing on Facebook but didn’t really care to post it there. Nevertheless, I used to LOVE these things back when I was, oh, a senior in high school…so given the topic, I thought it would be fun to fill it out and post it here. You know, for old time’s sake.
IN YOUR SENIOR YEAR DID YOU…
1. Did you date someone from your school? That would be a negative. My school was ridiculously small and both sides of my family had settled the area so early that I was either related to everybody or knew them so well that I could never date them. I didn’t date until college.
2. Did you marry someone from your high school? Same as above. I went out of state to find somebody to marry. Take no chances! 😛
3. Did you car pool to school? On the rare occasions that I would drive, my sister would hitch a ride with me. We still usually rode the bus for an hour and a half, though. That’s the ultimate carpool!
4. What kind of car did you have? I drove the family’s old ’92 Dodge Spirit when I drove anything. That car never quit.
5. What kind of car do you have now? 2008 Toyota Prius
6. Its Friday night…where are you now? How late? At home, all night. Most likely camped in front of my computer playing a game or maybe knitting/sewing.
7. It is Friday night…where were you then? Depends on the time of year. Fall, definitely a football game — between cheerleading and band, I went to all of the games. Winter and spring were different academic competitions and tennis, but I can’t remember what nights they competed.
8. What kind of job did you have in high school? I babysat four kids and took care of a nearby farm when the family was away.
9. What kind of job do you do now? Housewife. Anybody that has met Logan knows that’s a full-time job.
10. Were you a party animal? I think I was the antithesis of party animal. I only ever really went to a Halloween and birthday parties.
11. Were you considered a flirt? Again, the antithesis of this. What would have been the point?
12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Band — concert, jazz, and marching. We didn’t have anything else, the school was too small. I played flute starting in fifth grade and then when we got a new band director he taught me to play alto sax. My senior year I auditioned for the color guard and ended up somehow making captain, so twirled a flag instead of marching around with a flute the last year.
13. Were you a nerd? Let’s see, I was taking college classes at 15 and graduated a year early. In band class one of my friends and I would make up what was essentially our own Magic: The Gathering cards; after we built decks for ourselves and our friends, we would play the game at lunch. We also invented our own languages and codes to converse in, which I still remember. Before school, instead of socializing in the gym or cafeteria like the rest of the student body, my friends and I hung out in the Chemistry lab and quizzed each other on science trivia. I’m *pretty* sure all that makes me the penultimate nerd.
14. Did you get suspended or expelled? No. I was only ever in trouble in 6th grade and the principal ended up calling my parents “concerned” because I didn’t cry when I was called to his office.
15. Can you sing the fight song? I don’t think there was an official fight song, although the band students had one we would sing anyway. “United in true fellowship…”
16. Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)? I don’t like to name names but I always liked my Spanish and science teachers, also my first and second grade teachers. In retrospect, I also really liked my math teacher and wish I had appreciated him more while I was in school. The teachers were effective and cared about the students and what they learned, not about their social status.
17. Where did you sit during lunch? The furthest table back in the corner by the wall. I sat either on the end or the second seat over, depending on the year.
18. What was your school’s full name High School? Bland. Enough said. It was so small that it was a combined elementary and high school and in order to have enough students for sports teams, we had to combine with another school.
19. When did you graduate? 2003
20. What was your school mascot? Rockets
21. If you could go back and do it again, would you? Goodness no. I was there long enough as it was and that was a year shorter than most. I do miss being able to see some of the people but sorry, not worth having to deal with the rest of the people…especially not the bullies.
22. Did you have fun at Prom? I hated dances, I hated dressing up, and there was an immense pressure to attend Prom…so I did the logical teenage choice: I rebelled and didn’t go. I chose to go to a New Found Glory and Good Charlotte concert in South Carolina instead with my sister and one of her friends. Horrible bands but she enjoyed herself and I think we all enjoyed the experience (at least compared to the alternative), so no regrets.
23. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with? Considering I didn’t go? 😀
24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion? That would be a massive no. I was invited to both the 2003 and the 2004 (since I went through all of school with them) ten year reunions and didn’t go to either. Small school and I wasn’t exactly Miss Popularity, so I didn’t and don’t see a reason to attend.
25. Do you still talk to people from school? I still talk to my best friend pretty regularly. He and I had lost touch but now we email at least once a week. I see one of my other good friends every few years and we talk off and on. Life gets in the way and I’ve moved a goodly distance from “home” so it’s not always easy to keep in touch when you’re a hermit. Facebook is a good way of keeping in touch, though.
26. School Colors? Maroon and gold.
27. What celebrities came from your high school? That’s so absurd it’s laughable. We have people with egos that are so large that they certainly think they’re celebrities but nobody who is actually anybody as far as I know.
28. Did you play a sport? Cheerleading, basketball when I was younger, and tennis. The only other option for females was volleyball and I never liked volleyball so didn’t care to play it on a team. 😛
29. What was your favorite club? Upward Bound or Science MACC (an academic team competition). None of the other clubs really did much, aside from Forensics which was really more of an excuse to get out of class to practice your performance piece.