I've co-opted an interesting blog meme from Pharyngula about High School Daze:
Where did you graduate from and what year?
Who was your significant other?
Vicky, from Jaffrey's Conant High School. She was a friend of a friend and we met at square dancing(!). I ended up breaking up with her after leaving for college (or was it vis-versa? - yeah probably that way), but went out with her close friend Janine for years after that.
It sure was! We had a good time, and did our usual trip for a class dinner at a local restaurant. We spent alot of time picking on the people who scheduled it, because it was set for the Saturday/Sunday that the clocks spring forward, so we lost a whole hour of partying.
What was your favorite song you danced to the night of Prom?
Jeez, I'm not sure I remember after all these years. Maybe our class song, "Can't Stop Thinking About Tomorrwow"?
Do you own all 4 yearbooks?
I did, at least until the Great Basement Flood of 1990, where I lost them all :-(
What was your favorite movie in high school?
What was your number 1 choice of college in high school?
MIT. They didn't accept me, although later they hired me as a programmer! I ended up going to RPI, not a bad second choice.
What radio station did you jam out to in high school?
WCOZ, 94.5. For a time there, it was the most listened to rock station in the country. It is now called WJMN, a "jammin'" station playing hip hop and rap, so it isn't on any of my speed buttons any more:-) I also listened to WAAF, 107.3, which still plays album rock.
Were you involved in any organizations or clubs?
Plenty of them. I was Honor Society president (in one of the quietest years in their existence!), in the chess and math club (yup, major geek), drama club, and played soccer.
What was your favorite class in high school?
Probably English. By the time I was a senior, I'd run out of classes to take in my small (graduating class of about 60) high school, so I was taking things like Home Ec and an "independent study" in chemistry. But I always loved reading and writing, and the English teacher was dynamic, so I'd have to pick that.
Who was your big crush in high school?
I always wished I could've dated Lise Bourgault, but never did.
Would you say you�ve changed a lot since highschool?
Jeez, it's been almost 30 years - I hope I've changed!
What do you miss the most about it?
Not a whole heck of alot. I'm not one who looks misty eyed back to those days.
Your worst memory of HS?
Nothing too traumatic, I don't think. A few heartbreaks, a few clashes with teachers, but other than that, nothing major.
Did you have a car ?
Yes. I had an old beat up Toyota with a stereo system worth more than the car. I used to pour 50 weight oil into it nearly daily. When it finally croaked, I picked up a Plymouth Fury III for $300. I could lay down in the back seat, which came in handy a few times:-) I sold it before leaving for college for $600 - the only car I ever made money on.
What were your school colors?
White and maroon.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Mr. Densmore, the aforementioned English teacher. The only one to really challenge me in high school. I owed my survival in my first semester at RPI to my calculus teacher, as that was the only subject I was even remotely prepared for.
Did you own a cell phone in high school?
I was very proud have having a huge 4 function calculater.
Did you leave campus for lunch?
No. There was nowhere nearby to eat.
If so, where was your favorite place to go eat?
There was a small lunch place just up the road, but I never went there.
Were you always late to class?
Did you ever have to stay for Sat. School?
Did you ever ditch?
When it comes time for the reunion will you be there?
Obviously written for one much younger than I! We did have a 25th year reunion, and I probably would have gone to it except it was on one of the two or three weekends we already had something planned. Oh well. I keep in touch with one or two ex-classmates.