Wednesday, March 1

High School Meme

Bearette and Bdogg both did this meme and I thought it was incredibly fun. However, I wasn't exactly the goody two shoes in high school that they were. Perhaps that's why I've come so far in life. Not!

Year: Graduated from high school in 1990.

1. Who was your best friend?
Carol, who I'm still incredibly close with.

2. What sports did you play?
I was on Swim Team, but I didn't even approach lettering.

3. What kind of car did you drive?
Not applicable, my mother wouldn't let me get my drivers permit until I turned 18.

4. It's Friday night, where are you at?
Probably working, or else hanging out with my high school sweetheart Nick.

5. Were you a party animal?
Not at all.

6. Were you in the "In Crowd"?
No way! I was actually voted among the most unique people in my graduating class, which in high school is not a sign of being popular. I thought it was kind of neat at the time, but am still not quite sure how I won the distinction.

7. Ever skip school?
Oh, yes!

8. Ever smoke a cigarette?
Far more than one.

9. Were you a nerd?
No. I got average grades. Not only did I having learning differences, I also had a major problem with opening up a book once it became assigned reading.

10. Did you ever get suspended/expelled?
I was suspended more than once. See the answer to question 7, but I stopped getting caught, eventually. This and the attendance policy they briefly enforced is the reason my I didn't graduate in 1989.

11. Can you sing the Alma Mater?
Never could, but I know we had one.

12. Who was your favorite teacher?
Mr. Spada and Mr. Eakins, both art teachers.

13. Favorite class?

14. What was your school's full name?
Kingston High School.

15. School mascot?

16. Did you go to Prom?
Yes, both junior and senior, and with the same guy.

17. Would you go back again and do it over?
No way!

18. What do you remember most about graduation?
It was really hot and a girl passed out.

19. Favorite memory of senior year?
The first time I discovered tubing on the Esopus.

20. Were you ever posted on the senior wall?
I don't know what that means, but be had a wall in front of the school where the deviants hung out and I spent a lot of time there.

21. Did you have a job your senior year?
In my senior year, I worked at Deisings Bakery and then at Grand Union, a grocery store.

22. Who did you date?

23. Have you gained weight since then?

24. What did you do after graduation?
Went to the community college and continued working at Grand Union, until I made my grand escape.


Bearette24 said...

Tubing on the goodness, what is that? it sounds like a Greek river in the underworld ;)

Mike said...

Oh, that brought back memories. I did it, too. The Esopus is a very fast, very cold creek people rent innertubes to ride down. Tributary to the Hudson, and is one of the few (I think 3) bodies of water that runs essentially northward in the world.

Lora said...

Oh, I guess I should clarify. Tubing down the Esopus is wonderful! The Espous Creek is in the Catskill Mountains and it's spring feed. The water is ice cold and there is nothing more relaxing, refreshing and envigorating to do on a hot summer day in Ulster County. I know there's tubing done in this area to, but I doubt the water gets as cold and I won't be doing it in my current condition.

Liz said...

I was a swimmer too, Lora. :) I remember those early morning meets, gripping the block and waiting to dive into the cold, cold water...

utenzi said...

I worked at Grand Union for a few years also, Lora. Later on I moved to Georgia and encountered deja vu with a store called "Big Star", I think It was owned by the same company and looked exactly like a Grand Union.

Bearette24 said...

Now I want to go to the Esopus...though I guess it's too cold right now.

Pearl said...

Interesting to read through. We are the same age, more of less. I didn't know.

Michelle said...

I graduated in 90 too! How cool is that?