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High School Revisited

I've missed you.

We went to Sand Key this weekend, about five minutes away from Clearwater Beach.  Mostly, I loved not having to clean anything except sand of off my feet for 36 hours.  The beach was nice, too.

Interestingly, on the way there, I saw a Ford F150 with the license plate "VIJAY" on it.

Tariq and I pretty much acted like morons trying to get a photo of said license plate.  We're planning to send it to the Guiness people (record, not beer) for submission to one of two categories:

* Only redneck in the universe named Vijay OR

* Only Indian guy in the universe who drives a Ford F150

On a totally unrelated note, when a guy who never does memes, does a meme, I think you should do the meme out of respect.  Especially when said guy is just the most awesome sort of person and is also kind of... old. :)


So, here's a meme about high school.  Happy snoozing.

1. Did you date someone from your school senior year? No.

2. Did you marry someone from your high school? Dear.  God.  No.

3. Did you car pool to school? If by “car pool” you mean bum rides of off all of my friends because I didn't turn 16 until a full semester into our senior year, then yes.  All the time.

4. What kind of car did you drive? 1990 Ford Probe

5. What kind of car do you have now? This question is an entire blog post in itself.  But, for brevity’s sake, let’s say a BMW 328i.

6. It's Friday night... where were you (in high school)?
At a football game pretending to watch and be interested in said game.

7. It is Friday night... where are you (now)? A dinner party pretending to be interested everyone attending said dinner.  Calm down.  I'm not talking about you.  Just those other losers I hang out with.

8. What kind of job did you have in high school?
Surf shop.  Yeah.  I know.  It really is as ridiculous as it sounds.

9. What kind of job do you do now? Job? Pfft.  Jobs are for losers.

10. Were you a party animal?
Oh.  Yes.  Yes, I was.

11. Were you considered a flirt? Yes.  No.  I don’t know.  I just loved attention.  Of any kind.

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Hahahahahaha.  Ahem.  Nnnoo.

13. Were you a nerd?
If by “nerd” you mean smart to the point of such intimidation that my name might have been left off of several key parties during high school, then, yes.  If by "nerd," you mean pocket protectors and such, then, emphatically, no.

14. Did you get suspended or expelled? Suspension and expulsion are for people too dumb to avoid getting caught.

15. Can you sing the fight song? No.

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)? Mr. Crile.  History.  The most lovely man on the planet.  I pray for him almost every day.  He was that amazing.

17. Where did you sit during lunch? We were allowed to leave campus senior year, so technically?  I sat on the beach.  For the rest of the day.

18. What was your school's full name?
Spruce Creek High School

19. When did you graduate?

20. What was your school mascot?
The Hawk

21. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Hell.  No.  Unless I could take all the lyrics of every Top 40 song written in the last ten years with me.  And the script for Batman Returns.  And the schematics for the iPhone.

22. Did you have fun at Prom?

23. Do you still talk to your prom date?
No.  Way.

24. Who was your best friend? Lisa S. and Maria D.  We’re still very good friends.  If you could have a “best friend” and still be considered a grown up with a real life, then we’d still be "best friends".

25. What did you want to be when you grew up? Rich.  And beautiful.  And famous.  And unemployed.  So, I guess I wanted to be Paris Hilton.  Without the unwitting foray into the world of porn.

26. Any regrets? Yes.  I thought too much of others and too little of myself.

27.  Biggest fashion mistake? The I.B. Program.  No.  I didn't misunderstand the question.

28. Favorite fashion trend? Pegged jeans.

29. Are you going to your next reunion? Not likely.

30. Who did you have a secret crush on?
I was a very open person.  I, unfortunately, had no secrets.

31. Did you go on spring break? I lived ten minutes from Daytona Beach.  Spring Break?  Try March-May every year since the eighth grade.

Reader Comments (24)

Yes but I'm a DRY old.

1993? GAWD, I have a wart older than you! Er...

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRW

I loved this. I'm doing it. And I'm with RW--I'm really freaking old compared to you.

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelli

Heh, I married my high school sweetheart. From band. True story.

"Lisa S. no, too obvious, L. Simpson."
-- skinner

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhall

Mostly, I loved not having to clean anything except sand of off my feet for 36 hours

I love how you make it seem like you're cleaning all day instead of laying around eating Bon-Bons.

And, you totally need to have a dinner party at your house and invite high school friends. I want to catch up with people like Lisa.

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAvitable

@RW: Yeah, I flinched at the year you graduated, too. I don't think my parents were even married, yet. :D

@Shelli: Really, I don't get that from reading your blog. RW, on the other hand, I thought was 100.

@whall: You and I just figure out all kinds of new ways to offend each other. I like it. Keeps us interesting.

@Avitable: Yeah, like *you're* doing any work over there.

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

Well, I graduated 8 years before you. I guess it just seems like such a big difference because we graduated in different decades.

I did the meme, btw." rel="nofollow">It will be up around midnight.

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelli

Oops. Wrong link." rel="nofollow">Here's the right one.

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelli

Suspension and expulsion are for people too dumb to avoid getting caught.

*fist bumps you* Damn right.

And I have no intention of telling you how old I am...

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFinn

Paris Hilton is the baseline for beautiful?

I think I will do this too.

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradnan.

Oh yeah, I'm doing this one. And I'm a lot older than you are. I had 2 kids and one on the way in 1993.....groan.

Suspension and expulsion are for people too dumb to avoid getting caught. Ha, ha. So true, so true.


April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHoosierGirl

Is Vijay primarily an Indian name? Because golfer Vijay Singh is from Fiji, but I think his family is from India.

My favorite tennis player, by the way? Vijay Armritraj. From back in the 70's and 80's. AND he played an un-named starship captain in Star Trek IV: The voyage Home. How cool is that? He popped up on screen and I nudged my friend next to me. "Vijay Armritraj" I says. Looked at me like I was nuts.

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB.E. Earl

@B.E. Earl - he looked at you that way because "vejaa armri trazh" is Klingon for "I will possess you in the place of our urination. Prepare."

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhall

@adnan: Paris Hilton is not the baseline.. she's just unemployed, rich AND beautiful.

@HoosierGirl: Oh, you must have been a very, very young mother, then. :)

@B.E. Earl: Vijay is a name of Indian origin. But, yeah, there are probably lots of Kenyan, Guyanese, Trinidadian, Fijian... Fijiastanian, Fijianese... forget it.

@whall: HAHAHAHAHA... can't... breathe... laughing too hard....

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

[...] been a long time since I’ve done a meme. I saw this one at Faiqa’s and I thought it was a good one that I had never seen before, so here it [...]

Hey, I'm from FL too! Also, I probably have the only redneck desi in the world as my dear husband - I swear he wants to be a cowboy when he grows up. He salivates when he sees trucks like that. Although he still can't shake the desi in him - he'd rather have a Toyota Tundra than an F-150!!!

(And we have desi license plates too - and we sometimes stop to take pictures of other desi vanity plates if they're particularly good ones...)

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheGoriWife

You must have hated high school so much huh? But that's one straight-forward pretensions..just natural. Go Girl! Be rich, beautiful and famous..but not like Paris Hilton's ways. haha.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike J.

[...] Posted by bellaventa on April 22, 2009 Stole this from Finn, who stole this from Faiqa… [...]

my head is still spinning from the surf shop revelation

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSciFi Dad

@TheGoriWife: Okay, but you *do* realize that him wanting that Toyota ensures that his desi-ness is intact?

@Mike J. : Actually, I loved high school. I just don't want to go back and do it again. And the people that truly meant something to me back then are still in my lives to a certain degree.

@SciFi Dad: I know. Sometimes, I don't believe *myself*.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

I will be thirtyfuckingeight in May, and I am proud of it!
That surf shop line literally caused me to gasp - and then laugh. Awesome!
I also saw this at Earl's, and I am so doing it. Soon.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSybil Law

Oh. SOOOOO stealing this. And I LOVED your nerd description. You. Rock.

[...] April 24, 2009 · No Comments Thanks, Faiqa! [...]

High School. I decided I was going to straighten out. I didn't skip classes - oh wait, I skipped Math and Gym. I use to fix my schedule so I could have Gym or PE during the lunch hour. Soo, I'd say, Coach - I need to go to the bathroom. I'd get a hall pass and didn't return to gyn class until it was close to the bell ringing. I didn't get suspension and expulsion. My daughter is 15 right now, soo I can't tell her about my skipping days.

Hmmm, surf shop?? Yeah, I can see you behind a counter, flirting at the boys. I like that line of yours, I just liked attention, uh huh riiight. LOL

April 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterADRealty

[...] seen this many places, but I copied it from Faiqa. Time was, I'd fill these out with funny answers that were in no way real. However, I've [...]

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