BITB Livin It Up High School Style!
I wanna thank my all my super cool lovelinks Blogitas for including me the BITB fun! I had a blast!! And if I do say so myself… that is one cool button!! ;^)
I also wanna thank Stasha for generously opening up her Monday Listicles to us BITBs so that we could all share laugh, stories, and have fun! I am so excited to be talking about “the good ol’ days”. I have so many great memories from high school; and I can’t wait to share my top 10 hs memories with you; but first lets get this party started with my favorite formal hs pic!
Ha! Gotcha!! That’s not really me… though how awesome would it have been if it were?! I’d have that bitch framed and proudly displayed to this day if it were! I just looove the colorful backdrop with the beautiful Christmas tree and presents strategically placed for dramatic effect. Simply Stunning!
Just a side note – who the hell even had a Christmas formal?? We didn’t! We just had Homecoming and Prom.
Anywho… THIS is my real high school pic. Even though it’s not all that far off from the one pictured above. Minus the manfro, leopard print jacket, and fishnet pantyhose.
Freshman Homecoming 1993
First of all, before I go on to list my top 10 favorite high school memories, I thought I’d take a moment to point out my awesomeness in this picture. #1 The Dress! #2 The custom poofy sleeves and killer applique I paid someone to put on the dress – Yep! That’s right! #3 The white scrunchy. #4 The wrist corsage complete with hot pink feathers. And #5 my date lookin all pimp in his purplish/blue dress shirt and matching boutonniere. Pretty jazzy, hu?!
Okay, so here’s my top 10…. Oh… You’re still laughing. Okay, I can wait for you to get all your laughs out… Hahaha… Okay, You done?… Oh, you’re not. Ummmm Okay… Seriously, you can stop now. No really, stop! I SAID STOP DAMMIT!!
Jeezh… Thank you!
Now, here’s my top 10 favorite high school memories:
#1 I grew up in a small town in Illinois. We had what we called the “loop” in town where we would spend the entire night, driving around in circles and every time we’d pass a friend going the opposite direction on the “loop” we’d tap our breaks at one another. You know, it was like a way of saying Hi! Cuz apparently raising our hand up to wave before we passed was too much work.
#2 Every year our high school had this deal called Air Band where groups of kids would get together and put on skits for everyone in the audience. Our team won one year! I don’t recall the year but it was a blast!
#3 My Sophomore year our girls basketball team went to a team camp at SIUC. We all had a crush on this one college trainer guy they had there. Anyway, I had gotten a huge blister on the back of my heal and when I went to see him about it I had asked him if he was going to put any of that foreskin stuff on my blister! What I meant to say was second skin (which is like a gel sheet you place on top of blisters to minimize friction before you bandage it up); and I didn’t even realize what I had said until later on that night back in the dorms. No wonder he looked at me weird! Needless to say I avoided him the rest of the week!
#4 Our girls Volleyball team was always really good and we almost always dominated! We were playing our arch rivals and I did NOT get along with the setter from the other team; so to say the least there was a fair amount of trash talk going on throughout the game. She made some comment about how I was to big of a pussy to hit the ball (because I had tipped on them the last couple times) so the next set I got I nailed it and it hit her square in the face. LOL — I’m sorry, I know that’s mean to laugh… but It. Was. AWESOME! After she picked herself up off the floor I asked her how the ball tasted. Hehehe… (I was highly competitive in my day)
#5 One time my best friend and I were on our way to an Alabama concert in St. Louis and we had to stop to go pee. We pulled off to this gas station and all it had was a one hitter. So rather than taking turns like normal people do I peed on the toilet and she peed in the sink (don’t ask me why) and the sink fell off the wall. We laughed so hard and got the heck outta there!
#6 Ok… I reluctantly am telling you all this one because it makes me sound like a grade A dickface! Another friend of mine was making a b-line down the hall because she was running late to class and I stuck my foot out and tripped her! She freakin bit it and slid like 20 feet. OMG I cannot explain why I did it. I don’t know… it was like my foot had a mind of it’s own and I wasn’t in control. Believe it or not… we’re still friends to this day! Man she was pissed!
#7 Ok, so the town I grew up in was really small. So small in fact that we only had one cop on duty at a time. And one time, late late at night we saw him take off out of town (sirens and all) so we thought it would be a good idea to see how fast we could drive down main street. I got it up to 70 mph. Sooo dumb.
#8 After one of our dances (I wanna say it was Homecoming, my junior year) we all went out to my friends boyfriends house and his parents bought us all beer (Great parenting, huh?! At the time we thought they were the coolest parents on earth). I got so hammered that night, that on my way to volleyball practice the next morning I had to pull my car over like 5 times to puke. Not Fun!
#9 Okay – try and follow me here… There were these two neighborhoods that were right next to one another but were not connected. The one was connected to the high school and the other was not; and in order to get to the high school from the one that wasn’t you had to go out and half way around the town to get to the high school.
That’s the best I can explain it. Anyway, my friend and I didn’t wanna take the extra 4 minutes to drive all the way around so I decided to try and cut through the field that divided the two subdivisions and got my car stuck in this giant mud puddle. My friend got out to push my car while I gassed it and when my car finally gained traction, my friend nose planted right into the mud. She was covered head to toe in mud! We laughed for hours over that one! (this was the same friend who broke the sink off the wall)
#10 My dad owned a car dealership growing up, so when I turned 16 all I could think about was what kind of cool new car he was going to give me to cruise the “loop” in. So the day of my 16th b-day I walk out of school (excited beyond belief because my dad was taking me to get my licence) and there sits this hideous jalopy that had a HUGE sign hangin off of it that read “Happy 16th Birthday (insert my real name)!!”.
I Was. Mortified!! Him and my mom took much pleasure in seeing the look on my face as I walked out of school with all my friends greeted by this hunk of shit. I had to drive that beast off the school parking lot (with pretty much everyone I knew observing) as my MOM stood there and video taped the whole damn thing! In hindsight that was freakin hilarious… but at the time, not so much! LOL
**This WILL be taken down before my kids are old enough to read!**