Thursday, March 27, 2008

1984. So not like the book said it would be.

I have a pretty downright hilarious post coming about my last night at work. I will warn you ahead of time, it will contain a GREAT deal of swearing, but in my opinion that makes it all the better. It was a night that needed to have some colorful language. So stay tuned my is in the works.

But right now, I am gonna answer a survey. I know, I know...but I actually like to read people's replies to surveys. But then I am a nut job. This one was posted my a friend of my kid's on myspace. But I will be damned if I am posting it over there as a "bulletin". Seems less-lame to post it here. If only a little.

Let's see how much you remember about 6th grade.

- Who was your best friend?
I had two: Sarah and Rosanne.

- What sport did you play?
hmmm, that would be exactly....NONE. You couple natural born klutz with a brittle bone disease, then you are just asking for trouble. Plus, truth be told. I am lazy and undisciplined. I was just telling Adam how I would be a terrible alcoholic or drug addict. I can't remember to do anything with any regularity. I would forget to take my drugs or drink. I don't even buy alcohol because I forget I have it. No discipline!!

- Did you buy your lunch?
We only had the option to buy pizza once a week. If my father remembered to give me money, then yes. You paid in the morning and you got a white chip for one slice and a blue chip for two. The school would then order a sheet pizza for the afternoon. This is the ONLY time I got pizza in my childhood. My kid are shocked to their VERY CORE to learn this. It is like it's own food group in our lives today.

Skip School?
On occasion. I was/am a bit of a drama queen. Shocking, I know. With my mom gone before I got up and my dad sleeping like the dead from working 3-11 and staying up past 3am was a very easy thing to do. I may have taken advantage. Every once in a while. maybe.

Did you get suspended/expelled?

Heck no. Our principal was the scariest 4 foot tall nun you ever saw. I saw her as an adult and I still get a little queasy. No way was I getting that woman mad at me.

- What was your favorite class?
Either English,Social Studies or Religion. I am a nerd. I can't pick.

What was your schools name?

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Who did you sit at lunch with?
There was a girl's table and a boy's table. Pretty much sat with the same girls for nine years or so. Exciting, I know! ;-)

- Who was your science teacher?
Mr. Christoper. A strange little man but decent teacher.

- Who was your English teacher?

Mr Daly, also my homeroom teacher. Quite unbalanced but also a good teacher. Got me hooked on books from a very young age, so I owe him quite a lot. Even if he did not bathe regularly and would sweat like a whore in church all year. He really challenged us to read things on a high school level. In 6th grade...that is no small feat.

- Who was your Social Studies teacher?

Mr. Goodwin. Prolly my favorite teacher. Ever. And that would include my mom, who was my teacher in Nursing School ( look, I am just being honest here) He was a great person in general and a really fabulous teacher. Encouraging and inspiring.

- Who was your math teacher?

Miss Christopher ( cousin to my science teacher) Very good teacher and I don't hold it against her that I hate math. She tried. My brain just doesn't "do" numbers. I have number dyslexia.

Describe your outfits in the 6th grade.
Best for me to show you. This is a picture from 5th grade actually, but you get the point. Left to right is: me, Sarah, Jenny and Rosanne. However, in 6th grade we were able to remover the jumper top of the uniform, cuz ya know, we got boobs that year. Some of us got them in 5th grade ( lucky me)

Did you prank call?

I don't think so. That was more of an early high school thing for me. Real Mature, I know. sigh.

Who did you like?

There was only 11 boys in my class for all those years that they all took a turn (save one or three) in my love sick eyes at some point. This may have been Jon's year for the majority. I was fickle and the object of my affections changed frequently.

- Was it your favorite year of elementary school?

Nah, I think 7th or 8th topped it. Then it was all downhil. High school sucked balls. ( sorry, but again being truthful here)

Do you still hangout with the same people that you did?
Can you believe, yes? I still talk to several (at least 7) of them, not bad from a class of 20. Rosanne and I are still best friends. Two of my classmates even got married, having been together since 7th grade and working on baby #13. That is NOT a typo. 13. thirteen. And all of them awesome and adorable. Sick, right? ;-)

Did you go to your 6th grade dance?

We are talking poor catholic school here. No dances. We had to make our own mischief and did we ever!


How many kids were in your class?

21 at 8th grade graduation. Most of them I had known since kindergarten.

A look into me at age 11 or 12. Just a little de-stressing for tonight.

later gators!


Jennifer said...

like a whore in church....OMG hilarious.

Thanks for that, I needed a good laugh this morning.

Robin L said...

LMAO Had to read this one to hubby and he was laughin too.

robin bird said...

yes the part about poor memory and forgetting to do your drugs...goodness girl you are funny! did the catholic grade school think too although it was a way looong time ago and there was nothing funny about it. and no teachers that didn't wear a habit and carry a stick. thanks for the peek :)

Sara said...

LOL!!! I loved this!!! I went to Catholic school, and this is THE best recollection of it, ever!! For high school, it was all girls {never thought I would say, but I loved it - NOW!!} I wish I could send mine there, if only I was in New Orleans!! Loved your blog!

The Other Crazy Button Lady!!

ellyodd said...

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