Even with a day off in the middle of this week, I still feel like I put in 6 days. Looking forward to getting away for a long weekend, spending part of it enjoying Fort Ligonier Days.
With that brief introduction, onwards! To the Friday 5.
- What do you remember about high-school dances?
I only went to one without a date, I went with my friend Alex, who’d brought a couple of guys that she knew (we went to an all-girls high school). Being the late 90’s, I was, of course, in a periwinkle-colored velour dress with glittery sparkles on it – so hot! – and fake nails painted the same color periwinkle that were in the neighborhood of 3 inches long; I’m pretty sure they were tips for acrylic nails that I painted over, too.
Other than that, I have decent memories of high school dances, having a built-in date. I definitely wish I’d had some other dates: my classmates’ sister went to a dance with a guy I’d much rather have been with…. But that’s another story for another day.
- At whose house would you and your friends usually gather after school-related activities?
During the week, I was not allowed to go out. I did sneak a few times to my boyfriend’s house to hang out and get home before 5:30. In the summer, the crew was just as likely to hang out at our house as my boyfriend’s as one of the other friends. It depended: we did end up at some houses we shouldn’t have been, though.
- Who in your school had a memorable nickname?
I knew someone in high school whose nickname was Skeets. There were about 4 different stories as to where it came from. She and I had a tenuous relationship at the best of time, so I never found out the real story behind it.
- What was your high-school cafeteria like?
It was a large atrium-like area: one side was windows and the front parking lot; the opposite side was a glass wall to the hallway, and the other side of the hallway was the courtyard; at one end was the lunch line and the kitchen behind that; opposite the lunch line and kitchen was the wall with the vending machines and microwaves. We had mostly round tables and long tables with stacking chairs, rather than the fold-down tables of elementary school. I usually sat in the corner of the cafeteria where the wall with the vending machines and the windows to the parking lot were.
- Your parents aren’t reading this, so what were some of the crazy (or just memorable) things you or your friends did while driving?
I can remember drag racing up the street, lot of speeding, playing our music too loud, I did a lot of “parking” with my high school boyfriend behind his school, too. Mostly generally stupid-teenage stuff. I should not have been allowed to drive with my friends in the car.