Wednesday, September 10, 2008

High school meme

I've seen this on several blogs (most recently Heather and Lindsay) and thought I'd play along. Oh how fun to reminesce about high school.

1. Did you date someone from your High School?
I dated lots of “someones” from my high school. No one very serious though. It is difficult to take mullets seriously.

2. What kind of car did you drive?
I had a green Chevy Corsica. I thought it was the best car ever – boy was I wrong! I actually wrecked it one stormy night, right in the front of Boomer Esiason’s house and being that there were no cell phones in that day, I had to knock on his door for help. He was having a Christmas party, and I got invited in. There were lots of famous people there. It was kind of cool and he was totally nice.

3. What was the most embarrassing moment of High School for you?
The day I left my headlights on, so the battery was dead after school. My dad, thinking he was going to teach me a lesson, decided to help me change the battery (because it wouldn’t jump-start). Problem was, the parking lot after school was where the marching band practiced. And we had a really big marching band, and they had to move around my car to practice – while my dad was trying to teach me how to change the battery. Sure, it was just the band, but I was still mortified.

4. Were you a party animal?
I don’t know if I would go so far as to say party animal, but I did like to have fun.

5. Were you considered a flirt?
Yes – relentless. I was totally boy crazy, and seriously lived my life for “guys.” I kept a log of who I had made-out with, and there were over 60 names on that list.

6. Were you in Band, Orchestra, or Choir?
You actually had to be in one or the other – I chose choir

7. Were you a nerd?
I sure hope not

8. Were you on any Varsity teams?
Nope – I’ve never been good at team sports

9. Did you ever get suspended/expelled?
No, but I did get Saturday School once for skipping school with my boyfriend. I know some people skipped school all the time, but it was a big deal where I went to school. We actually had a security guard and a locked parking lot – and leaving school grounds during school was pretty serious.

10. Can you still sing the fight song?
I don’t even know if we had a fight song

11. Who were your favorite teachers?
I loved my chemistry teacher, whose name I cannot remember right now. She was blonde, and fun, and really made chemistry interesting. I know one time we all got to be parts of a molecule – I got to be a loose and available electron, and thought that was the best.

12. Where did you sit during lunch?
I ate in the “big” cafeteria at a round table with some of my friends

13. What was your school's full name?
I actually went to 2 different high schools – Dixie Heights in Kentucky for my freshman and sophomore years, and Fairfield High School in Ohio for the rest.

14. School mascot?
Dixie Colonials and Fairfield Indians

15. Did you go to Homecoming? With whom?
Yes – I actually went junior year with Scott Mitter. I was taller than he was with my big shoes on, and very self conscious the entire night. Senior year I went with Jason Tucker. He was such a cutie (and very tall). I also went one year with a friend from another school.

16. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
I loved high school, but college was so much better. Can I go back and do that again please?

17. What do you remember most about graduation?
I actually didn’t go to graduation. I graduated early, and I went to college early. I do regret sometimes that I missed out on some of that stuff, and if I could I would go back and do that again – just for the memories. But then again, college was like 1,000 times more fun so maybe I made the right decision.

18. Where did you go Senior Skip Day?
What is senior skip day?

19. Were you in any clubs?
Yes – I was in French Club and the environmental club

20. Have you gained some weight since then?
Yep – about 40 pounds actually. I was too skinny thing back then though (but I’m too fat now)

21. Who was your Prom Date?
I didn’t go to prom – junior year my boyfriend was in rehab (same guy I skipped school with back in #9). I did get asked by another guy to go just as friends, but I turned him down because I didn’t think it was fair to Shawn (with him being in lock-up and all). Senior year, I had already graduated, but I was dating an older guy (Dan) who was in college, and felt it was beneath him to go back to high school for a dance. I really think I missed out on prom, and if I could go back I would make sure I went.

22. 10 year Reunion? Are you planning on going?
Ummm – it was 5 years ago, and I didn’t go

23. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself?
I think I would tell myself to worry less about image, and more about the things that really matter (hard work, honesty, etc)


Ruhiyyih Rose said...

That is a cool questionaire! I feel like I learned more about you :) Yes, glad that those days are over, but wish I still had the body from back then (which I did not like even then! Stupid!) Have a good day!

carrie said...

I loved this.... Boomer Esiason is one of my favorite sports people 'cause I met him once, too. (much later...when he played for the Jets) Anyway, I loved learning more about you. :o) I am going to do this tag this week.... It's just too fun not to. hee hee Hope you're having a good week!!

Julia said...

Oh man I you would have never hung out with me if we'd gone to HS together...way too cool and popular. I love the picture of you trying to change your battery with the marching band marching around you!

Kristine said...

That was fun! I learned a little about you too! I may have to play along :)

Me said...

I certainly did not make the log...first off I was super shy back then. In fact, I believe my sister was the intermediary who asked Christie to the dance for me. I also remember Christie saying, "This is not a church dance," and then proceeded to take my hand off of her shoulder onto her waist...I am sure my face was as red as her dress. At the end of the night my sister lashed out at me after I didn't walk Christie to the door. Amazing that I got married huh?

Christie said...

LOL Dave - that is hilarious! I don't remember doing that at all, but it makes me sound like a little vixen! I actually don't remember Heather asking me for you either - but I do remember that she went with Chris Martin and we doubled. It is so funny how different people remember things.

Lynita said...

That is funny, I loved reading this post! I mean the whole being mortified by the band seeing you learn how to replace a battery is hysterical! It is funny what was important back then... I don't think I miss those days too much, but I must admit that I miss them a little!

Lindsay said...

Fun. I had no idea you were an out-of-stater! Because if you live in Utah, isn't that automatically where you are born? ;)

Heather Keele said...

Yay! You did it - I wasn't sure if anyone who read mine would. Anyway, it's lots of fun to read all about high school you. I loved your band story, especially.

Omgirl said...

Oh, that car battery story is hilarious! Probably not for you, but just picturing it makes me laugh.

Jenn said...

I loved this post so much I decided to play along on my blog as well. Thanks for posting--hilarious!

janae said...

That was a fun post! Brings back lots of great memories of HS.