Thursday, August 02, 2007

Class of 1992

I am normally not much of a meme-er, but I am low on material and this Summer marks my 15 year high school class reunion. I saw this at Big Mama's and decided to play along.

Here's to Pacelli High Class of 1992!
1. Who was your best friend? I ran around in a group of about 6 girls and 3 or 4 guys. Randi was my closest friend.

2. Did you play any sports? Cheerleading (It IS a sport, ya'll!) and I played soccer for a few weeks my sophomore year. I broke my foot during cheerleading tryouts the same Spring, which sidelined my soccer career (mercifully) after only one game.

3. What kind of car did you drive? A blue 1987 Honda Accord that took several lickin's and somehow kept on tickin' until my senior year in college.

4. It’s Friday night. Where were you? Probably rolling (AKA toilet papering) someone's house. Unless it was Football or Basketball season and then I was cheering on the sidelines.

5. Were you a party animal? No. I did not drink in high school, although my friends and I managed to get into a lot of mischief without partying (rolling our principal and vice principal's houses, climbing up on the roof of a local church to hang out, climbing a water tower, breaking curfew on a military base, sneaking out of our houses just to prove we could do it, etc.)

6. Were you considered a flirt? Yes, rightfully so.

7. Were you in the band, orchestra or choir? No, but I did perform in our community theater for a few years.

8. Were you a nerd? I was in honors classes, but did not apply myself enough to be truly considered a nerd. I had a solid B average.

9. Were you ever suspended or expelled? No, but my junior year my little gaggle of girlfriends was summoned to our principal's office for a "talking to" after we went to another high school in town one afternoon when we were out of school and "rolled" our boyfriends' cars in the parking lot. It really was an innocent, flirtatious little stunt, however, the principal of their school was furious at our vandalism and insisted we come apologize. Our principal let us check out of school, drive to the other school and apologize. Then we all went to lunch. I am not sure we really "learned our lesson."

10. Can you sing the fight song? Sadly, as the former cheerleading captain, I cannot. But I still know the alma mater. I guess that answers #8. YES, I was/am a nerd.

11. Who was your favorite teacher? I have no idea, but there definitely was a teacher who considered me his least favorite. My history teacher was a Coach with a real attitude and I did not respond very well to that. For some reason Coach K pushed all my buttons and being the mature teenager that I was, I pushed his in return. I managed to make As & Bs in his class, but it felt like a showdown a couple of times. (As I remember this experience, I cringe!)

12. What was your school mascot? A Viking

13. Did you go to the Prom? Junior and Senior year. My date my Junior year was my long term high school beau. We had broken up, but decided to still go to Prom together. He flirted with one of my best friends all night and I left in tears. My Senior year was better, as the date was just a friend. Ironically, his father had been my mother's Senior prom date.

14. If you could go back, would you? No. There was so much awkwardness, insecurity and uncertainty in those days. I really enjoy being an adult. I am also quite drawn to Youth ministry, so maybe it is a funny way of reliving those years without having to go back.

15. What do you remember most about graduation? Being surprised as the recipient of the Principal's Award. Hanging out all afternoon and night with my friends. The melodrama of graduation makes me laugh. We had all watched too many Breakfast Club movies or something. There was lots of hugging and I Love You-ing.

16. Where were you on Senior Skip Day? I can't remember if we had one or not. I know we had a Senior prank, but I don't think we skipped school.

17. Did you have a job your senior year? I was an after school babysitter for 2 girls who are now both married. I am old!

18. Where did you go most often for lunch? Western Sizzlin' and Burger King (the BK Lounge). Both were very close to our school, so we did not have to worry about getting back on time.

19. Have you gained weight since then? Believe it or not, I actually weigh about 7-8 lbs less now. I think it is because I no longer have any muscle. (I told you cheerleading was a sport.)

20. What did you do after graduation? I spent that Summer at a small Baptist church as their children's ministry intern, then headed to the University of Alabama in the Fall. After 4 years in Tuscaloosa, I moved to Georgia. I have worked for the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games, a recruiter, a bank branch manager, a leadership development trainer, a private banker and my current role as a mama/blogger/wife/volunteer.


katie said...

so interesting to have known you, but not know most of these answers... good 'ole PHS. you made me think of many of my own stories there!

Todd and Randi said...

I didn't even remember some of that stuff. I love that I got to remember the rolling cars story. That was so much fun!

Aunt Boo said...

That is funny! I am your sister and I just learned a lot about you.

I do remember some of the incidents like climbing the water tower. I think you actually let me go with you once.


Mindy said...

I may have to do this me me later today if I have time. This is a fun one....
A couple of things I can identify with --- I was also class of 92.
AND - I also got called to the principals office for rolling the yard of one of the secretaries in the office......We were mostly in trouble because her neighbor decided it was best to take out his shotgun and shoot at us......
Oh - and I am originally from North west GA.
Thanks for sharing!
In HIM -

The Hiatt Family said...

Oh, I do miss those days. I wouldn't go back and repeat them, but we lived in a pretty blissfu(albeit hormone abounding!) bubble. Do you remember that trip to Joanna's lake house our senior year? And the tape player that we kept to record our journey? "Ya gotta ver riht." We need a little mini reunion.
Pax Per Sapientiam!

JMom said...

Hilarious! It feels like a little mini reunion reading ya'll's comments.

Erickson 5 said...

Wow! This is a fun activitiy for the blog world. I may have to do it too! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that we have more in common...I graduated in 93 but I drove a blue accord, I was a cheerleader, and we would eat lunch at the BK too.
I would not want to go back to HS for the same reasons you listed in 14.

keri said...

i'll have to get r to read this! so fun to read and learn more about those PHS days.

CrownLaidDown said...

I always called myself an average honors student--B's, you!
And were you trying to say cheerleading is a sport?? Just wondered :) Hee hee!

Stacey said...

Hi! I just came across your blog recently and read this post. I guess I am local to you - I went to shaw, class of '97.

Would love to chat!