Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nostalgia in my high school form

I thought I'd do this because I was tagged by one of my high school friends. Right now, we officially have NADA internet (meaning none) at our house, and I do not have my computer with photos on it; so I will have to upload those at a later time.

Did you date someone from your school?

Well, there were many crushes in my first year, but really only ONE person I dated seriously and had deep feelings for.


What kind of car did you drive?
A silver Saturn. It was so cute and petite and my father and I went shopping together for a car for several weeks before we decided on it. It was killed by a blue car one sunny afternoon when I was going to pick up my siblings from school. I then picked up my dad's old car, as he used the insurance money to buy himself a new car :O) I still have that trusty (or not so trusty until we replaced the engine) '96 pewter (more lovingly known as silver) bonneville to this day. Thank you, DAD, for being so generous so that I don't have to walk 15 miles to and from work, through the snow, uphill both ways :wink:wink:

Were you a party animal?
I would say YES, YES, YES. I was always having parties, attending parties, or planning some extravagant ordeal with friends. I was a social butterfly until my senior year. At that point, I basically stuck to working and hangin with the boyfriend and his group of friends; although, I did have occasional parties. A true party girl can never fully give up the longing for a HUGE social event from time to time.

Were you considered a flirt?
I considered it being friendly, guys considered it otherwise. I really never meant any harm.

Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Four years of choir. Madrigals, concert choir, advanced womens, women's barbershop, fusion, etc. I dropped out of Mads my senior year--stayed in concert choir-- because of other interests and a desire for a serious LACK of drama in my life, but loved the time I DID do choir. I think I would have liked to continue the show choir, as that is right up my ally, but it was discontinued after my sophomore year, so I no longer had that experience! There are a lot of memories though that I cherish and a ton of people that I love very dearly from those experiences. We were DANG good, too!

Were you a nerd?
Definitely. I would NEVER consider myself as the "IN" crowd, nor do I ever want to be. I like to be behind the scenes mostly--as a people-watcher--or being the weirdest, most eccentric person in the room. I am ONE HUNDRED PERCENT a weirdo though, and LOVE to be known as that! I am so weird that my husband and I just have to laugh at pretty much everything I do. Being "cool" was NOT my forte, nor did I want it to be. I have a passion for being weird...it makes life a lot less serious.

Were you on any varsity teams?
Nope...I hadn't found my drive for sports quite yet...or I just wasn't good enough. One of the two :O)

Did you ever get suspended or expelled?
No way. I was too scared of authority to ever go against it

Who were your favorite teachers?
This is a hard one, because I don't remember my high school teachers as well as middle school. Is that weird? I will say Mrs. Spencer (middle school). She was my English/Drama teacher. I still remember her getting up in front of the class with the songs about grammar that most people in HIGH school never even learned well. I LOVED being involved with her for our drama class. She was an extremely creative woman. In high school, I really have to say I LOVED my Government class with Mr. Peterson. I really liked the class discussions, the opening of ideas and spins on ways of thinking. It was there that I developed my passion for politics, and the beginnings of my own ideas, and not just what I'd heard from everyone around me. It's all developed from there, and is certainly different from that time, BUT it's where the foundation started and I have loved government ever since! Other teachers that may not be considered certified teachers, but people who taught me a lot during my high school years--in no particular order: My parents, Michael Howarth, Devin Reese/Wyson, Brother Kavanaugh, Marilyn Bennett, our prophet, Brother Tesch, etc. They each had a profound affect on who I am to this day.

Could you still sing the fight song?
Hail to Green Valley Glory! Hail, that's the Gator story! Hail, hail! the green and blue the champions of the WEST! (at least as far as choir is concerned). Of course I remember that song!

Where did you sit during lunch?
Each year, a different place. Sometimes it was in the lunch room toward the northeast corner, sometimes it was at my own house, a lot of times, it was at the Cory's house, or port of subs. Others, I spent in the choir room or Shelise's house. Even the car!

What was your school's full name?
Green Valley High School

Did you go to Homecoming?
Yes! Taylor Morris was my first one. We went on the Gondola at the Venetian and he kissed my cheek. I also remember they secretly had someone following us around with a camera and we watched the video at the end of the night.

My second was with Michael. I wore my favorite dress to that dance. It was my red one with rhinestones down the back and the train. We went to Blue Man Group and danced in the church parking lot. I'm pretty sure he kissed me too. (Ok, so it's pretty obvious, considering)

What do you remember most about graduation?
Michael was able to borrow a cap and gown so we could take a picture together. He got his GED, so I really wanted him to be able to take a picture in a cap and gown since he didn't actually get a graduation.

Where did you go senior skip day?
We went to the gas station to gas up and get some treats. We basically just bounced from one friends house to the other. It wasn't actually MY senior skip day...it was my junior year. But I went with some friends--after asking my mom of course (again, the authority thing). I believe we finally went back to my house for a swim.

Were you in any clubs?
Senior Class Committee I suppose. Theater, but I never really went to any

Have you gained some weight since then?
Not in the slightest. I am just about the same.

Are you going to your 10 year reunion?
Haha, if our class leaders are sober enough to plan it. :) <--Either that one, Becs, or if they remember. I highly doubt they will want to put the effort into planning it.

I tag...

Tara--after all of the cute posts of CHASE! that you can possibly handle, Devin--that would be the day!, JaNae--if it's been long enough that you can consider them memories

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