Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My Life of Education Hasn't Hurt Me None

Here is a little something I picked up from Redneck Diva. Don't worry, it's not contagious. She called hers, "High School Musical". Unlike the Diva, I don't believe in false advertising, so I have chosen to call mine...

That's SO High School

1. Who was your best friend? OK, start with a hard one, why don't you? My best friends Debbie and Carolyn were a year ahead of me. When they graduated, I defaulted to Jane, who crossed over to the dark side and developed a boyfriend habit in the middle of football season, so I had to make do with Susan, who was a year behind us. But don't worry about Little Hillbilly futureMom. She had a regular crew of Mike, Marvin, Randy, Terri's Mike, Lana, Norma, and Terri to keep her laughin'.

2. What sports did you play? Volleyball: 2nd place in the state tournament senior year, thank you very much, not that I had all that much playing time on such a high-powered team. Track: mile run and discus, the odd couple of track & field events.

3. What kind of car did you drive? Bright yellow Chevy Vega hatchback with a black stripe down the side. You can fit an amazing number of people in a car like that. You can get an even more amazing number of cars to honk at you if (unbeknownst to you) your friend Susan rides in the hatch, mooning traffic on the strip. For 3 miles.

4. It's Friday night, where were you? In the middle of the football field, marching with the band. Or at the basketball game, spectating. Or at the drive-in, watching crappy movies and learning how a one-armed man counts his change.

5. Were you a party animal? Oh, my...NO! Not until college. Then I was part of a trio of THE VERY BEST PARTY-THROWERS.

6. Were you considered a flirt? No. I was considered the brainy girl, so smart that girls outside my crowd would not even talk about their boyfriends around me, to protect my tender ears. As in, while cruising around with a slightly inebriated passenger straddling the console of a Mustang driven by my not-best friend, Other Debbie, the passenger said, "I can't talk about that NOW! Little Hillbilly futureMom is right there!"

7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Orchestra? Hillbillies ain't that refined. Choir? Only to get the required credit freshman year. Band? I am proud to say that not only was I a band member...I was also the Band President. First chair, clarinet. #1 rating at contest for my little clarinet trio with my older best friends, Debbie and Carolyn. Our band made a trip to Springfield, Illinois on three chartered Greyhound buses. We hit the big time, baby. And while farmed out to various homes while there, my senior ring dropped off my finger into a toilet in the home of my host family. I had to dig it out of that cold, cold water and scrub my hands like the dickens to get ready for their Friday night dinner of fish. A dinner which was interrupted by tornado sirens. Oh, and after that, we recorded an album.

8. Were you a nerd? Laws, YES!

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? No. I stayed on the right side of the law.

10. Can you sing the fight song? No. I can play it on a clarinet. While unwinding from a spiral around a goalpost and marching down the middle of a football field.

11. Who was your favorite teacher? Can't say her name, because I teach with her son, and she plays trivia with us. She must remain anonymous, but she was my 11th grade English teacher. I was also partial to Mr. Hadfield, the band teacher.

12. School mascot? Rebel. Don't be hatin'.

13. Did you go to prom? No. Our junior/senior prom was cancelled due to lack of interest. It was a different time back then, in them olden days. There was a head shop on Main Street. You do the math.

14. If you could go back and do it over, would you? Maybe. It wasn't so bad.

15. What do you remember most about graduation? I was valedictorian. I was afraid they were going to make me give a speech, but luckily the class voted to have a guest speaker. He was a St. Louis newscaster.

16. Where were you on senior skip day? We didn't have one. That would have broken the rules, by cracky!

17. Did you have a job your senior year? No. I led a sheltered life.

18. Where did you go most often for lunch? The cafeteria. The food was actually good. Sometimes we went to Sonic, but time was too short to go very often, as that was the only place in town, and everybody went, and tardies do accumulate.

19. Have you gained weight since then? Sweet Gummi Mary! It's not polite to ask a woman about her weight! So you may infer that the answer is 'yes'.

20. What did you do after graduation? Went back to my house for a family get-together. My mom's idea.

21. When did you graduate? I'll never tellllll!

22. Who was your senior prom date? Have you not been paying attention? We had neither a junior nor a senior prom. But I went to the school play with Marvin, who is now a bank president.

23. Are you going/did you go to your 10-year reunion? I have not gone to any reunions, and do not plan to do so. I just really don't like people. People piss me off. For no particular reason.

24. Who was your homeroom teacher? We did not have homeroom. We had a class 2nd hour with a 15 minute break for snacks. That was Mrs. Moore. Also called Bore Moore. We meant her no harm. That hamster was supposed to stay in the top drawer.

25. Who will repost this after you? Probably no one. If they were going to, they would have picked it up from Diva their own selves.

3 comments:

Mean Teacher said...

I was first chair clarinet too.

MrsCoach2U said...

I reposted from Diva's site but I'll split the credit in half and say I also stole it from you if you want me to. I'm a giver....it's my nature.


*Yes, that was hard to type straight-faced!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Meanie,
That, and $1.82, will get you a large Sonic Cherry Diet Coke.


Mrs.,
No need. I freely admit to pillaging Diva's blog whenever I am at a loss for ideas.

I knew you were a giver. That's just the way you roll.