Friday, October 3, 2008

FLASHBACK: high school!

Saw this 'lil questionnaire on another blog and did me a little copy and paste action. I want to blog today, but I can’t think of an original idea. So, what better way to ruin my afternoon than to remember the high school years? Yea, I can think of NONE.

1. Did you date someone from your high school? Yeah, I was pretty much dating somebody all the time, which is weird, because most of the time I’d have rather been at home than on a date. First J, then A, then M, then a different M, then T, then back to the 2nd M, then T again, then back to A again for awhile. Oh, and then back to M again. Wow. I’m such a floozy! (And that was just in HS!)

2. What kind of car did you drive? Gemelo and I shared a 1990 Isuzu Trooper. She was white and a real beaut. Brett named her Britney, as in Britney Spears. There were stickers of her everywhere lining the dash and the mirrors and glove box…he then installed his own ridiculous sounding horn and a stick shift that glowed. It was actually pretty dang awesome.

3. What is your most embarrassing moment in high school? I really don’t know; I think I may have repressed it. Aside from the requisite period scare or two, not much. There was, like I told a few of you, an embarrassing incident involving a thong, and I was in high school, but I wasn’t at the high school when it happened. Therefore, I get out of regaling you with this sordid tale. (Plus, I think I'd give Racher a heart attack.)

4. Were you a party animal? Noooo. My sophomore and junior year I felt like I was more or less living in my BFF’s shadow, and I’d go out and hang with her and our other friends, but I really most of the time just wanted to snuggle at home with my kitties and a good book. My senior year I was pretty much too wrapped up in modeling and not eating to do much of anything else.
5. Were you considered a flirt? Not until after high school. Then I perfected the art.
6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? No! I played the cello in 4th grade but after a humiliating moment involving Christmas Eve, evil siblings, and boos, I was done. I can’t sing, and also I have more self-respect than to wear the sparkly and ill-fitting garb the unfortunate musical folk are usually made to wear. Also, band hats with the chin strappy thing.

7. Were you a nerd? No. I felt like I was, though. I’ve had people tell me since then that I was “popular,” but I think I was so insecure or anxious about stuff I didn’t feel cool. I just felt weird. I was a nerd in the sense though that I loved reading the books my English teachers assigned me, and I got really good grades too.

8. Were you on any varsity teams? Yeah I was on the varsity volleyball team my sophomore and junior years. I didn’t play my senior year because I had a coach that was this egotistical wacky bastard. I kicked a volleyball and smacked him in the face with it, which was, like, AMAZING, even though I didn’t mean to. At any rate he then proceeded to scream and curse at me in front of the team and most of the school. Wow. I’m remembering what a prick he was.

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? No. Although in elementary school I got a white slip because some girl whispered at me in quiet time. I was sobbing and thought my mom was going to kill me. I contemplated forging her signature, but figured then I’d really go to Hell. When I told her what had happened she laughed and hugged me. Good thing my mom was nicer than my 5th grade teacher. The whole thing was so scary scary quite contrary for a 10 year old. Plus I was really anxious, okay?

10. Can you still sing the fight song? No I don’t think I EVER knew the fight song, let alone sang it.

11. Who were your favorite teachers? Ms. H, an English teacher, who came to my wedding. Although, Ms. B, my Spanish teacher all three years was pretty cool cuz she told us stories about how when she taught in the 70’s in Pittsburgh she grew Pot in the back of the classroom and smoked it with her students. Also, she’d tell us crazy stories about how the US brainwashed us into believed Fidel Castro was a villain, when he wasn’t. She had touched his hand once and had a crush, I think. The thing that got me was that she wasn’t Cuban or whatever, just plain ‘ol United Statian. Why did she like Castro? When the admin found out about it, they put a stop to it, let me tell you…at any rate her class was fun because you never knew what you were going to get! Once she didn't even to show up to class and later we learned it was because she couldn't get out of her bathtub or something. Dude. She wasn't that old.

12. Where did you sit during lunch? When I was actually eating, on the steps with my friends.

13. School Mascot? A colt. It was funny though because it definitely wasn’t a baby horse; it looked like a vicious stallion. I don’t think colts are very intimidating, so they tweaked it a bit. I definitely was a proud holder of much school pride, though, and loved the black, gold, and white. GO COLTS!
14. Did you go to homecoming and with whom? Sophomore year I didn’t go to Homecoming, I was out of town. Junior year I didn’t go either because I was at a volleyball tournament. My senior year I did go, with G. I didn’t have fun though, mostly because I wasn’t eating. And for some other reasons. Don’t ask.
15. If you could go back and do it again, would you? Hell no you couldn’t pay me enough to go back amidst the high hormones, pimples, and melodrama that is high school. There are things of course that I would change, if I could, but I wouldn’t go back and do it again. That would be rough!

16. What do you remember most about graduation? The thing I remember most about graduation was the fact that I WASN’T THERE. I was in treatment. Never got to walk across the stage and get my diploma, or throw my cap in the air, or party that night with my friends. I think I made crafts at CFC with blunt scissors and crayons. Regression, anyone?

17. Where did you go senior skip day? We didn’t have an official Senior Skip Day. But, I for sure skipped my fair share, especially during senior year. Anorexia+ Senior Slacking Phenomena = no energy and no desire to attend school. SAD!

18. Have you gained weight since then? AHAHAHAHAHA!! I weigh less now than I did my sophomore and junior years, but I weigh more than I did my Senior year, but mostly because when I was finally whisked away to treatment I was literally almost dead. Why do I find this question funny? Why??

19. Who was your prom date? Sophomore year it was with J, the aforementioned b-friend. Junior year it was with A, (another mentioned b-friend) who was a sweetie for asking me because I was nominated for Prom Queen and didn’t have a date at the last minute because M, the jerk (at the time) backed out because he decided he didn’t like me anymore or whatever. My senior year M and I were back to dating, and although he had already graduated, he took me to prom to make up for the fact he didn’t take me the year prior. Didn’t have fun, though, my prom pics from that time are superskinnyscary because I was a month away from going into treatment and I look AWFUL. My dress was made specifically for me by a seamstress my mom hired because I was so teeny; no dresses I tried on even came close to fitting. I look disproportioned, and my head looks like an orange on a toothpick. It was BAD.

20. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? Sure. I was nervous about going to my 5 year but had fun and was glad I ended up going. I hid behind the cuteness that is my son the entire time. I figured it might help people forget about the fact I disappeared senior year.

21. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself? EAT. BREATHE. THESE DAYS AREN’T AS IMPORTANT AS YOU THINK THEY ARE. Oh, and popularity means nothing once you graduate, so suck on that, D!
[Oh, and in case you're the most UNOBSERVANT person in the Blogosphere, I changed the header on my blog. You likey?]


Emily said...

Man, I HATED high school. All throughout high school, and for a few years after that until we finally got my meds okay, I was severely depressed, self-injuring a couple times a day, starving myself, and overly stressing myself out to get good grades. High school was a nightmare. Thankfully, I don't remember much of it due to all the ECT I had. What I do remember, though... gross. I never want to go back to that place in my life, ever!

Emily said...

Interestingly enough, I wasn't "emo" or whatever. I was a nerd. All of my friends and I were.

Shannon said...

A glowing stick shift? You can't go wrong with that. High school is such a weird time for everyone. I think it's a good thing that you don't want to repeat it. It's kind of pathetic when high school is the high point of someones life. I'm sorry you had it so rough.

BTW, I had a very similar "in trouble" experience with pulling a card in 1st grade that I still remember like it was yesterday. So unfair. Hope you dont have too hard a time pulling yourself back out of the high school reminiscing abyss.

Krista said...

Did you do your new header on paint??? Wow Brie you've really improved! Did you see this on my blog? I feel so privileged if so, but I know it's been floating around out there in blog land. I have a morbid curiousity to see your prom pic now... but I know pics on an ED related blog is a bit of a controversial issue.

brie said...

Eew, sorry this was such a yawner, guys. Totally didn't mean to make it this long! I'll reply to some of you you, K. :)

KC Elaine said...

I always look forward to your updates. Actually I thought this was a fun post, can I copy? I'm morbidly curious about your prom pic too. yeah, I wouldn't repeat high school for anything either. way glad you knocked out your prick coach, and your spanish teacher sounded like a nut...come to think of it, I think ALL spanish teachers are nuts, at least in my experience.

H said...

I despised HS. I actually didn't even want to read this post b/c it brings back all those awful self-esteem crap feelings in me, but I didm and it actually made me feel not so bad after all! So, yeehaw for Brie!

Starr said...

I didn't know you went to my school?! What year did you graduate?

I like the new header for sure

Ryan and Nikki said...

Brie- I have been blog stocking your blog for awhile since I found it through Emily's. I have to say I am addicted. I don't know if you remember but I was part of the old 8th ward with you when I lived with my g-ma Duessler and I went to C-wood. I think your blogging is great you are hillarious and I hope you don't think its odd that I love to read your blog! I have wanted to comment for some time and finally I decided to! I gotta add you to my blog list!

Penny said...

Hey I love your new header and it is impossible to miss. It just seeems so healthy or something. I feel your feelings about high school as I read your survey. I, too, am glad those weird and kind of anxious days are poof. Even if you think you do not have an original idea, everything you touch becomes original

brie said...

Starr, you went to Cwood? When did you graduate??

Sorry K and prom pics will be shown. EVER! Trust me, it's for the best...

Mel said...

And let's not forget our dear Spanish teacher's sordid tales of her Latin lover Arturo. Those were my favorite stories. I think she was trying to make one of the ESL students in our class into her next underaged lover.

Starr said...

Thanks for your comment. It has been shitty, but I guess it's for the best. I graduated in 1999. What about you??

jana bananas said...

I thought about doing this survey and then I remembered that thinking that much about HS would really suck!