High School

Another meme! This one I found on Bev’s site, and thought it was pretty cool.

What high school did you go to? Roald Amundsen High School

What year did you graduate? 1976

What were your favorite band(s) or artist(s)? The Carpenters, Chicago, Rolling Stones, Beethoven and Mozart

What was your favorite outfit? I don’t recall that I had one… I mostly wore jeans and some wild ’70s style blouse

What was up with your hair? Long and straight… then I got it cut short and permed it… and when the perm wore out, I kept it about shoulder length

Who were your best friends? Maria, Rudy and Dean

What did you do after school? Did homework (yeah, I know… I was a nerd) or hung out at Maria’s house or went to work (junior and senior years)

Where did you work? Hild Regional Branch of the Chicago Public Library (aka heaven on earth)

Did you take the bus? Nope… except for that one day it was so bitterly cold I couldn’t get more than two blocks without weeping

Who did you have a crush on? A kid in my Spanish class in freshman year and a couple of guys I eventually dated… I don’t remember too many crushes from back then

Did you have a boyfriend? Yeah, for a while… for years after we decided to break up, my mother continued to ask about him and wonder if we would ever marry (we did… but not each other)

Did you fight with your parents? Not a whole lot… I was more the passive-aggressive type

Did you ever get detention? No… perish the thought!

Favorite subject? Speech (because Mrs. Sparks was awesome) or Physics (because Mr. Vanderburg was so cool) or Biology (because it was fascinating) or Computer Science (because even then I was a geek)

Did you get into any major trouble? No… if I had, I might not be alive to tell the tale today ;)

Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on? Alan Alda and George Takai

Did you smoke cigarettes? Ew, no!

Did you carry around all your books in your backpack all day? No, I left most of them in my locker

Best event ever? Trek Con ’75… I actually got to MEET George Takai!!! <swoon>

Did you have a clique? Not really… a bunch of us Trekkie geeky types hung out together, but I don’t know that I would have called us a “clique”

Where was your senior prom? No idea… I didn’t go

Did you have a hangout? Maria’s basement

Admit it, were you popular? Ahhh… no

Who did you want to be just like? Mr. Spock… nothing ever ruffled his feathers

What did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor

Where did you think you’d be at the age you are now? When you’re in high school, you don’t think about life at 50

What was the color of your yearbook? Red

What were the colors of your school? Red and white

What was your school mascot? The Viking

Do you miss your senior year? No

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