My Real Life

August 12, 2011

Five Question Friday

Filed under: Five Question Friday — Amy @ 10:19 am
  1. Bully, teacher’s pet, geek, shy kid in the corner, or something else?

When I was in school I was a geeky kid.  I think I was friendly to everyone, but I wasn’t a cool kid in any way, shape or form.  In high school, I managed to get to some cool kid functions as Kim, Erin and Michaela were way cooler than I, and I was happy in my role as “her friend, Amy.”

In my little group, I was always good for a laugh because I wasn’t afraid to make fun of myself or let others do it for me.  I got bullied a bit in middle school (the table of boys who threw bread and me and quacked because they thought I looked like a duck) and kind of disappeared in high school, but that was fine with me.

I was in the smart classes, but never really felt smart.  I liked the routine of school and as an only child, loved being there with my friends.

What did/do you usually eat during lunch time at school?

In elementary school, I got whatever the hot lunch was.  Same, I think in middle school.

In high school, there was more variety and the choice was all mine, so I am pretty sure that for four years, I had a hot pretzel and chocolate milkshake for lunch, every day, with a Bahama Mama slushie thrown in there for good measure every now and then.

What did/do you normally wear to school? Thinking back to what you wore(if you’ve already graduated), do you like it?

In elementary through middle school, I wore jeans, sneakers, shorts, etc.  Nothing special.  Hair in barrettes or a pony tail.

The summer before high school started, I thought I’d transform myself into this way cooler version of myself and got a perm and a new wardrobe.  From then on, I wore a lot of jeans skirts, slouchy socks, tank tops under button-ups, etc.  Remember…I was in high school from 1986-1990.  Perhaps this photo can explain:

Any sports/activities/clubs you participate(d) in?

In 7th grade, I made the softball team.

I don’t know how.

I sat the bench the entire season, and even in practice, managed to annoy the coach enough, with my non-athleticism, that he threw a glove at my back, as I was running to first base, and knocked the wind out of me.

So, that was it for me and sports.  Until college, when I played rugby, but that’s another story.

In high school, I joined Key Club.

I was the Secretary to Kim’s Vice-President in our Junior Year, and then the Vice-President to Kim’s President during our senior year.

Any worthwhile friends you (would) still keep up with after graduation?

As regular readers know, I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m still tight with my 3 besties, Kim, Erin, and Michaela.

However, through Facebook, I’ve reconnected with people I knew in high school and actually become closer to quite a few of them.

Not thrilled with the phrasing of this question…I think we’re all “worthwhile.”

1 Comment »

  1. Baaahhhaaaammmmaaa Maaaaaama.
    Love you Amer!!!

    Comment by Kimmy — August 18, 2011 @ 9:51 am | Reply

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