Oh yes, high school. I've always felt kind of bad for the people who say that their high school years were “the best of their lives” I mean, seriously? NOTHING beat high school? All I can think is that it has just got to suck rocks for winning a meaningless football game or pulling the best prank ever is the highlight of your life.
With that bitter little opening, I'm going to share 10 random memories from high school, and I'm linking up with NorthwestMommy.com for her Monday Listicles.
- No matter what anyone (Ahem. Yulia.) might think, I wasn't tall in high school. I grew 4″ in a summer between freshman and sophomore years, and I grew about and inch and a half after I graduated. I'm just a freak like that, apparently.
- I flunked my driver's test the first time (auto fail for not coming to a full and complete enough stop for the lady) and when I went back 2 weeks later, with the same test giver, I got 100%
- My favorite outfit my sophomore year was a plaid flannel, empire waist, calf-length dress with my Doc Marten mary janes.
- I had a serious crush on my freshman English teacher, part of it was due to the fact the he drove the most adorable orange VW Beetle.
- I was a three-year yearbook staff member, and it's how I fell in love with design.
- A few weeks after I got my license, my parents gave me a car, a 24 year old Saab, and they handed me the keys with the words, “you have 2 weeks to get a job to pay for gas.” Thirteen days later I was offered a job at the local movie theater, shoveling popcorn, and I've been working ever since (except for that whole kidney failure thing)
- I didn't have a curfew, and spent more than a few excessively late night chain smoking and drinking coffee at the local Denny's with my friends from the movie theater. (Bonus tidbit: I'm now Facebook friends with the woman who managed the Denny's overnight shift!)
- Analyzing Ode on a Grecian Urn for an entire quarter in advanced English my sophomore year ruined poetry for me for many years after.
- I didn't kiss a boy until I was 17, just before my senior year. (And because of that… see number 10…)
- I thought I was fat and ugly, but looking at photos of myself now, I couldn't have been more wrong.