Once in a while I will do these…and today seems JUST that kind of day. Especially since I am the only one in the office.
High School Meme
[What years was it?]
[What were your three favorite bands?]
Pearl Jam, Queensryche, Temple of the Dog
[What was your favorite outfit?]
Black jeans, black T-shirt (later was tye dyed bleached … in the toliet), and either one of those ‘bahas’ or my ugly brown sweater (button up front). I wore a bike chain too.
[What was up with your hair?]
Pretty long, brown for the most part and halfway through the year — right after forensics…. it became half black (down the middle) to symbolize being half indian. (and because I thought it looked cool)
[Who were your best friends?]
[What did you do after school?]
Walked, or rode bike home and read. Occasionally went to the coffee house to hang out and when it was warm to The Bottoms. Waited for the weekends when Jaime and I would hang out — but I think this was the year we were grounded from each other after our great Harvest Fest escapade. So we would write letters…and that year I hung out with Piia (from Finland).
[Where did you work?]
What? Why would I want to do that? I knew I would have to work the rest of my life. BUT, I did have three little jobs during the two summers….one was strawberry picking (lasted one month), janitor at UW Stout (one month), and Goodwill employee (2 months).
[Did you take the bus?]
Yes I lived in the woods for heaven’s sake. Then when we moved to Menomonie — I told Mom I wasn’t going to school unless I was driven. I would find my own way home but she had to get me there. When it was nice though, I rode my bike. Later on when I lived only blocks from the School and Mom was back with Frank — I insisted that Frank drive me to school or I wasn’t going. Again, I DID ride my bike when it nice, and walked home when it was crappy (all after school).
[Who did you have a crush on?]
Ray Birch. He was the only other native in that whole damned school…and he was SOOOO cool, and cute and all of that.
[Did you fight with your parents?]
[Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?]
The dude from Pearl Jam (sheesh)
[Did you smoke cigarettes?]
Hell no. I gave my Mom a hard time daily for it.
[Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?]
No way. I didn’t have that many books anyway and I only used one notebook. Maybe two…losers use school books.
[Did you have a 'clique'?]
Not really. I mean, I hung out with the drama/nerd/hesher/poor kids…but I had a best friend. When you have a best friend you don’t need anyone else.
[Did you have "The Max" like Zach Kelly and Slater?]
No, but I did like that show.
[Admit it, were you popular?]
Ha ha ha ha. Only in 4th grade.
[Who did you want to be just like?]
A lady. A pure, perfect, polite, educated, smart, funny, beautiful, kind–lady.
[What did you want to be when you grew up?]
[Where did you think you'd be at the age you are now?]
I had no idea. I didn’t think beyond the next month. I just knew I didn’t want to be like every one else I grew up with and in my family. To date, I can proudly say I am STILL the only one in my family (little brother andrew aside) that hasn’t been arrested for anything.
Ha ha. How was that? What a self important thing to do. But I am in a good mood today. I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.
I got a mix CD from Phil yesterday! Two of them in fact…and so far I started on disk two this morning and ….and as many times as people put Beck on mix CD’s for us…will never make us like them. But that is to be expected…Tim and I were born without the “beck” gene. And when I say US and mix cd’s and what not…I really mean me. Although I think Tim is really going to like disk one. In any case, we are enjoying it immensely. I look forward to the drive to work in the morning. I will get started on your cd as soon as I get home today.
Man, Tim always gets the benefit of being attached to me. In his case, marriage benefited him WELL. Well maybe me too…I do have a personal driver….but him more than me for sure.