Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 22

Thirteen Things about Michael
Rather than a list of things about me, I'm aking inspiration from Frigga and I'm asking other questions this week - inspired by my high school years.

PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN THE COMMENT SECTION IF YOU HAVE THE TIME.

1. Who was your favorite artist/band whose height of popularity was in the 1980's?
Debbie Gibson
2. How old were you when you went on your first real date?
15 or 16, I'm pretty sure it was in my sophomore year.
3. What was his/her name?
Kate/Katherine/Katie Lancour (she took me to a dance at her church - her mom drove)
4. Who was your first real kiss with?
I'm a gonna plead the fifth, mainly due to lack of accurate memory.
5. What was your first high school/teen job?
I got a job as a bagger at Kroger 2 months after my 16th birthday.
6. What sport(s) if any did you play in high school?
Football (one year) Offensive Tackle, and I lettered as Baseball Manager my Senior Year.
7. Did you go to your Senior Prom?
Yes, but not my Junior Prom.
8. If yes, with whom?
I went stag, figured it was better than sitting at home and missing it.
9. What was the theme or memorable song?
I don't recall a theme, but Richard Marx' "Hold On To The Night" was the big song.
10. What was your best SAT score (on the old 1600 scale)?
Combining a high math from one try with a high verbal from another, 1160.
11. What was your favorite fashion statement in HS?
I stood out if I DIDN'T wear blue jeans and a concert tour t-shirt.
12. How old were you when you got your first car and what kind was it?
I was 18, and I bought my parents' 1986 Chevy Cavalier, both my brothers were GIVEN their first cars, BTW.
13. Have you been to any reunions and how were they?
I made the 10 year reunion in 1999, and I'mlooking forward to the 20 in 2 years. I'm semi-in touch with one classmate and I know of a few others in the area bot have not heard from them in years.
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10 comments:

GarthTrekker said...

Nice blog. Good memories. Lyn

Lori said...

Great list....I think im gonna steal it:)

FRIGGA said...

Ok, you caught me! I'm supposed to be packing right now, but how could I NOT respond to yours before I left?

Okay, here we go:

1. The Cure

2. 16

3. Holy crap, what was is name? It started with a J - it was also my worst date ever!

4. Adam

5. Boys & Girls Club, I started out in the snack bar when I was 12.

6. Soccer :-)

7. No, other dances, but not prom.

8. oh, uh n/a

9. Jeesh, more with the prom eh?

10. best? What, did you take it over and over just for kicks? I got somewhere around 1280 my one and only time taking it.

11. Favorite? I'd say if I wore it in HS then it should be burned - noone should be allowed to dress that bad!!!

12. When I was 18 my dad took his car away from me so my Grandma bought me a '93 Ford Escort POS (this was Dec '98)

13. No, I'm only a couple years away from the 10 but I have no idea if they know how to contact me about it, or if I'd even wanna go.

That was fun. BTW - you had me cracking up with your answers to mine today ;-)

JAM said...

1. Who was your favorite artist/band whose height of popularity was in the 1980's?
Tears for Fears. They're still one of my favorites of all time. The still occasionally put out cds, like 2005's Everyone Loves a Happy Ending. They still put out awesome music.
2. How old were you when you went on your first real date?
16...
3. What was his/her name?
...with a girl named Terry Turner
4. Who was your first real kiss with?
One of my childhood friend's cousin, Debbie.
5. What was your first high school/teen job?
I cut grass for money from the time I was big and strong enough to push a mower.
6. What sport(s) if any did you play in high school?
None. I was a photographer on the yearbook staff.
7. Did you go to your Senior Prom?
Yes, what a let down.
8. If yes, with whom?
Molly Saterfield. We were friends, had a good time, but I always wanted Prom to be romantic. I guess fun is good enough though.
9. What was the theme or memorable song?
I have no idea about theme. I don't remember particular songs at the prom. It was spring of 1980 and I personally was totally into Pink Floyd's The Wall.
10. What was your best SAT score (on the old 1600 scale)?
I never took the SAT. I knew I was going to college in my hometown, and took the ACT and made a 24 on it out of 36..
11. What was your favorite fashion statement in HS?
Me? Fashion? Surely you jest. I've never even owned an Ixod shirt, and they were all the rage back then. Jeans and cowboy boots were all I wore, period.
12. How old were you when you got your first car and what kind was it?
16, and it was a 1970 Buick Electra 225, sometimes referred to as "a deuce and a quarter". It was HUGE.
13. Have you been to any reunions and how were they?
Nope. I'm definitely not the high school reunion type. For my 10th reunion, they tracked me down in Atlanta and invited me, but last I knew, I was on their MIA list. That's cool with me. I still keep in contact with my real friends from that time and that's good enough for me.

Kate said...

Great List! Happy TT!

Cyndi said...

1. Who was your favorite artist/band whose height of popularity was in the 1980's?
well later 80s, GNR
2. How old were you when you went on your first real date?
i was young,13 and it was technicaly a date because he paid but we were just dragged along because of our friends.
3. What was his/her name?

4. Who was your first real kiss with?
Brad
5. What was your first high school/teen job?
Kmart and my mom and grandma both worked there too.
6. What sport(s) if any did you play in high school?
JR high basketball and cheerleading
7. Did you go to your Senior Prom?
No i went to ozzy concert but my husband was at my prom with another girl
8. If yes, with whom?

9. What was the theme or memorable song?

10. What was your best SAT score (on the old 1600 scale)?

11. What was your favorite fashion statement in HS?
tight clothes alot of black and band Tshirts
12. How old were you when you got your first car and what kind was it?
me and dan got cavalier but i dont drive
13. Have you been to any reunions and how were they?
no

Cindy Swanson said...

Fun list! Sounds like you were a true child of the 80's. I spent the 80's having babies! :)

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh my I am feeling older now, hehe. Great list! the 80's were an interesting time for sure!

Happy TT

HappyMama said...

This sounds like fun!! Here's my 13...

1. Don't laugh - New Kids on the Block
2. 16
3. Michael Yanke (eww...gross. It was out of sympathy!)
4. My friend Chris
5. Fabric cutter at Hobby Lobby
6. Softball (lettered all 4 years)
7. Yes.
8. With my now husband.
9. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden. We were nominated for King & Queen.
10. 1380 combined.
11. Tank tops with spaghetti straps.
12. 17, Subaru Legacy
13. Nope.. next year is my 10th reunion.

Teena said...

Cute TT13 :)

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