I found this great networking social and have to admit, I love it! A set of questions is issued every week; remembering myself at middle or high school (yes, exactly the time I've been trying to erase from memory) has been interesting. I know quite some people who would love to be back in high school again. I, however, love where I am now and would never want to go back to a teenager. But since my 10-year high school reunion is coming up this summer, here I go down memory lane...
1. Biggest Middle school fashion mistake:
Do you remember carrot-cut pants?? The ones which are baggy around the hips and thighs and tight at the ankle?? The ones that flatter absolutely NO body type?? If you do, imagine those in a pastel coral shade on a slightly pudgy teenager. Yes, it was horrible!!
2. Who were your best friends in hs? Pics?
Sonja, Hands down! We're still friends today and have kept in touch all those years even though for 4 years I lived an ocean and half a continent away (Germany vs. Kansas). she was the first one to come visit after I had Lily and is named the girls' custodian in our will. Yes, that's how much I love this woman!
3. What was a typical weekend like for you in hs?
Oh dear, do I have to talk about that?? Ok, I partied. I partied hard.I spent most weekends before my 18th birthday drunk as hell with a whole bunch of Harley Davidson bikers. Afterward, you could find me mostly sober at the notorious clubs. Not necessarily too proud of that time...
4. Did you have any boyfriends/girlfriends? Tell us about that
I had two noteworthy boyfriends at the time, with whom I still (occasionally) talk today. First, we had my teenage love, Brian. We wanted to get married and were kind of unofficially engaged. He was in the Army and 19 years old. I was 16 turning 17. Yes, it was illegal, but we were in love. A few months before I turned 18 he had to leave for the States, and our lives separated. Then, we had Martin, who I met a couple of months after Brian left at my martial arts dojo. It was awkward at first, since I was not nearly over Brian, but in the end I quite fell for him. We broke up about a year later.
5. Did you have any secret codes with your friends? Spill your secrets!
6. If you could relive one day/moment/experience from middle school or high school, what would it be?
Honestly, I am done with that time. Probably, I shouldn't have downed the bottle of vodka at the school party and puked all over the parking lot, which was recorded for eternity in our graduation newspaper....
Looking forward to the questions next week!