I have been extremely preoccupied with this and that lately folks that is why I haven’t posted any thing in a week. And my brain is still not functioning fully so I may as well do a meme that I have stumbled upon one day on my bloghopping expeditions.
1. If you could go back and tell your teenage self one thing, what would it be?
I’d probably tell myself to lighten up, enjoy high school, worry less, and it’s okay to be a geek. Well, that’s more than one thing right there.
2. Did you do any extra curricular activities in high school?
I did girl scout for two years, participated in declamation, brain whiz contests, spelling bees, and participated and directed in school programs.
3. What did you do with your free time?
I don’t remember. But I was into letter writing during those times. Well, I did hang out with my friends and spent a lot of time at church. We befriended the priest and the deacon and we were there every free time away from school. We cleaned the pews, swept the yards and of course raided the church’s fruit trees for snacks.
4. Coolest thing you did as a teenager?
I thought directing the Christmas Program for the entire school on my senior year was cool. Directing and writing [and acting too] our comedy skit for the Talent Night at the Boys and Girls Scouts campfire night was cool too.
5. Did you have a boyfriend in high school?
No. It was not the “in” thing to do at that time. Plus, there wasn’t anyone I wanted enough to be my boyfriend.
6. Songs that come to mind?
Ocean Deep, Lisa’s favorite; Love at Second Sight, my favorite at that time. I cannot remember anything.
7. If you could change one thing, what would it be?
In college I belonged to a clique. We were not the mean girls, but sort of. On the side, I started to hang with this girl who has a little bit of problem, scent-wise. I believed it was a clinical problem. Anyway, my regular friends showed off their fangs (not all of them, there were 10 of us in the group), and sort of bullied me into stopping seeing her. I resisted, but eventually I did stop seeing her. I did not explain why I stopped showing up. My regret.
8. What did you think you would be when you grew up?
When we were fourteen, my bestfriends Gina and Aura and I were in a room together and were talking nonsense. We were daydreaming when we were supposed to be studying. Anyway, we all believed at that time that when we grow up we’ll all be in the United States living close to each other. Yes, we all are here but not too close to get together for coffee. I don’t remember having dreams at all, I mean I have always wanted to write something. I had ideas and stories up here but putting them in paper was the problem.
9. Craziest thing you did in high school?
I was very straight in high school. I never did anything interesting at all, least of all crazy. Oh, I cut my hair short a few months before graduation that was totally out of character and raised a buzz in school.
10. Picture of self.
I have no picture of myself from high school. May be next time.