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January 30th, 2005
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Senior Year meme - 1976-1977
You know me - I don't go in much for meme's, but being so much older than the rest of the crowd, I thought I'd streeeeetch my memory back there and see how different my answers are - *L*! (p.s. stole this from HC - the Duran Duran fan.. *S*)


[What were your three favorite bands?]
Crosby, Stills and Nash (CSN - re-united), Fleetwood Mac, Heart (although I was a big Peter, Paul, and Mary fan, and a - yes! - John Denver fan, from way back)

[What was your favorite outfit?]
Jeans, t-shirt or flannel shirt, hiking boots (yes - envision a female John Denver, complete with glasses, but with dark hair)

[What was up with your hair?]
Finally got my looooong hair cut that year or the year before; I cried when it was cut because I felt I was being a traitor to the whole 60's movement spirit - *G*. Feathered wings, straight but curled under on the sides.

[Who were your best friends?]
Barb - we used to have long philosophical discussions together, and read the same books (scifi) and Stephanie, who was in the German Dance Group with me - it was a mixed ages group, and we were the youngest - used to perform all the time. But that was it! I was a very shy nerd. *S*

[What did you do after school?]
Homework, listen to music, read books, walk the dog, watch TV

[Where did you work?]
Montgomery Wards - the catalog sales section in the back (ick! we got returns, late shipments - *shudder*)

[Did you take the bus?]
Yep! Didn't own a car until grad school.

[Who did you have a crush on?]
Paul and Jeff. Paul was cute with dark hair and seemed shy; very smart - he and I were the only two National Merit Scholars in the school, and he wanted to go into science, as I did. But now I realize that he was dating some of the prettier girls and was actually pretty popular (unlike myself), and so was out of my league. Ironically enough, though, I now realize that he's probably gay; he became a doctor and works at a clinic in San Francisco, and never married. Don't know, but very probable. The other was this tall, lanky guy with thick chestnut hair who sat next to me in Caculus class - and gave me a Hershey's kiss that Christmas that I saved - *L*! *sigh* He was just a very sweet guy, and funny, with beautiful eyes, and very kind. Married now, with kids, living back where I grew up. *G* Never got asked out by either of them. In fact only went out on one date in high school, and I don't remember who he was - *L*! I was too terrified the whole time to enjoy it. As to my crushes - I hope they're both happy!

[Did you fight with your parents?]
Thought my dad was bigoted and argued politics with him at the dinner table, whenever I could; but mostly I was a moper - God how I pity my parents! *L*! I was an "in my room with the door closed" kind of a kid. Damn - I sure could have used the Internet! *G*

[Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?]
Al Pacino, Stephen Stills

[Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?]
*G* Not a problem. Never got harrassed in school, strangely enough.

[Did you have a 'clique'?]
Nope.

[Admit it, were you popular?]
Not by a long shot!

[Who did you want to be just like?]
Nobody that I knew! *S*

[What did you want to be when you grew up?]
A great Nobel prize-winning scientist, and a first class violinist - and an airplane pilot on the side! Can you say "wannabe overachiever"? Sure you can.

[Where did you think you'd be at the age you are now?]
Honestly - I figured that with the energy crisis, and pollution, and the possibility of nuclear war, and the population boom, there wouldn't be a world around for me to be the age I am now!!! My greatest goal was to reach the year 2000, when I'd be 40; but I seriously didn't think I'd live past 30. But, no, I didn't look to have kids; I wasn't that interested in raising a family. I wanted to go out and do something important! And now I've learned just to enjoy life and be good to others - that's the most important thing you can do.

[Huh, there's no "what do you regret not doing?"! So I'll add that on and answer it:]
- I regret putting school learning ahead of social learning - i.e., learning how to get along with others, be in a group, etc. - and being a snob about it! *G* A lot of books tend to idealize the loner who can do without the approval of the group - but I bet a lot of the people who write those books are just rationalizing the fact that they just don't "get" how to be social. Now, if the social group is a bunch of jerks, however, that's a different story. *S* I did'nt know the "social group" well enough to say whether they were or not! Let's just say that my favorite place to hang out was the library - *L*!
- I regret not recognizing the fact that I had depression until I was about 30, because I'd love to have worked on my self-esteem, and on getting out of that depression earlier, and enjoying my twenties! *S*
- But I don't really regret any of it - it's how I was and that feeds into how I am now, and I enjoy how I am now. *S*

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From:psyknife
Date:January 30th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
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This is a good meme... I think I shall try to do it, if I can remember my answers :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 30th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
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*G* I know... you're so oooooold - think you can remember back that far? *heeheehee!* *G*

Hope your cold is going away.
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From:psyknife
Date:January 30th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Hey... my memory sucks. Soon I'll probably forget my entire past. haha.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 30th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Damn, now I wish I was a bit older so I could take this and not feel guilty about it.

*hugs shy!you*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 30th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Feel guilty about it? Why? *S*

((((((((((((hugs))))))))))) Thanks - see, I'm catching up on all the hugs I was too shy to get when I was younger! *S* Thanks.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 30th, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
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*clings some more in that case*

Hah, well, you all knew me when I was in my final year of high school. ;-) You know everything already.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 30th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
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*G* So? It's still been some time... a bit of time... okay, a very little bit of time - *L*!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:January 30th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
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:p my point exactly
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From:cyloran
Date:January 30th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
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*rubs hands* I think I'll give this one a go, too, especially since we're so close to each other in age and school year.

I won't post regrets per se, but I will say that I wish I'd known what was causing my self-esteeme problem when I was in school or at least in my early 20's. If I had, I might have been able to work on it without being miserable and hateful and suicidal through most of my 20's. But I learned one thing -- that which does not kill us *does* make us stronger.

And for what it's worth, I enjoy how you are now! :)

*hugs*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 30th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
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Ah, yes, we sound more and more alike the more I learn about you! *S* I have to say, I was hoping you'd decide to do this one - *L*!
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From:cyloran
Date:January 30th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
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I've seen it going around but wasn't in the least bit tempted until I read yours. It brought back memories. Mostly good ones, I'm happy to say. Looking back, even with all the issues I had, it's all part of what made me who I am today and, well, I kinda like who I am today. :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 31st, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
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*G* Agreed!
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From:lilithlotr
Date:January 31st, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
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Yup, you're younger than me, too. Thought so!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 31st, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
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No way!!!!!! *L*! Well, you're much better preserved, then. *S*
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