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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

My High School Interogatory

Can't lie, I ripped this straight off of Blair and am using it for myself, so here's my High School Interrogatory:

What year was it? Graduated in 1993

What were your three favorite bands (performers)? Alice in Chains, Tribe Called Quest, The Beastie Boys

Which bands did you hate? Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Counting Crows

What was your favorite outfit? Athletic gear, I used to have this sweet Adidas warmup suit. I had a dress shirt/tie/jeans phase when I was dating someone who loved my ties (and I've got the pictures to prove it).

What was up with your hair? Same short fade I've had since I was 12. I dyed it blonde during my Demolition Man/Dennis Rodman phase.

Who were your best friends? Jessica and Cesar. Still keep in frequent contact with both of them. Jessica pretty much remains the one person who I'll do anything for, except move to L.A.,. Jessica was pretty popular so I used to mooch off of her popularity, but I helped her skip a grade so it's all fair.

What did you do after school? Played football (I was on the team) and after that season was over I usually went home or if Jessica needed a ride I'd wait until cheerleading practice was over.

Where did you work? Software Etc., McDonald's. Scary thing is I loved my time at McDonald's since I never had to cook. I used try and pick up chicks working the drive thru. Gave away MANY boxes of Chocolatey Chip cookies.

Did you take the bus? Nope, I was good at getting people to give me rides until my senior year and then my dad would let me borrow the Caprice about 60% of the time.

Who did you have a crush on? My trigonometry teacher. She was smoking. Occasionally I'd drink a cup of coffee with a few members of the school's dance squad.

Did you fight with your parents? Not really. My dad pretty much ended any fight with "Shut up". I got away with what I could but I rarely pushed it.

Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on? Lisa Bonet before she got all fucking weird. I guess Lisa Bonet was a celebrity at one time.

Did you smoke cigarettes? Nah, I didn't dip either (a very popular thing here in the red-state district)

Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker? Actually yes and no. I owned a JanSport backpack because they were so down. But Jessica and I shared a locker (due to her desire to have one of the new, cool lockers) so I'd just switch books out as necessary.

Did you have a ‘clique’? Not really. Most of Jessica's friends were other stupid cheerleaders and their friends sucked...My school was VERY segragated and it was almost groundbreaking that white Kentucky girl Jessica and black New York boy Corey were such close friends. But we really had one of those special relationships, I can say I was lucky.

Mostly I hung around with Cesar's group because they were the closest thing to integrated at the school. I was an honorary member of "The Crucial Crew" when I was junior but that's a good thing because I'd never want to be a real member of a clique called "The Crucial Crew." Hell the mention of the name "Crucial Crew" still makes me laugh like a hyena. I could go on and on about those guys.

Did you have "The Max" like Zach, Kelly, and Slater? Nah, my area of town wasn't developing as quickly as it is now. There was a McDonald's within two miles that I'd occasionally skip class to eat at.

Admit it, were you popular? Not by choice. I was pretty quiet and easy to get along with. I'm a polar opposite these days.

As a sophomore I did a skit during a pep rally with my principal at the time. I was a rival principal who "killed" him, it was a great skit, it's hard to describe but it was hilarious. I got about as much love as a sophomore could get in those days. The frightening irony is two years later, that principal died on that same first Friday of September during a pep rally before the first game of the new school he was principal at. It's something I often think about.

Who did you want to be just like? Be Like Mike...HELLO!

What did you want to be when you grew up? I was looking into a life of politics. I became a journalist, I'm within striking range.

Where did you think you’d be at the age you are now? I always wanted to move back to New York City but shit, it's 81 degrees here today. I'd lie if I didn't say that the weather has kept me well grounded. I did think I'd be in D.C., hopefully being groomed by Senator Bob Graham for a life of politics. Unfortunately the good Senator retired before he could find me.

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