Friend Makin’ Mondays: School Days

I missed last week! It was a good one, too. Oh well, I’ll just have to be more on the ball with these. Things have been okay here in my side of the world. I got some good workouts in, made some good plans. I’m getting B vitamin shots and I’ve been having some serious tiredness the next day – so I’m investigating that. This week I have an appointment to see a Naturopath doctor. I’m just not happy with where I’m at with the conclusions my doctors have come to with some of my issues. There’s nothing SERIOUSLY wrong, but I just want to make sure I know all my options.


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School Days

1. What was your favorite subject in school? Science, followed closely, and sometimes eclipsed by, English. Odd pairing, but those have always been where my strengths and interest were. I was the first student in my HS to take EVERY single science subject offered. Senior year, that was 3 course, one being AP.

2. Did you attend elementary school and high school in the same town? No. I’m from a ridiculously small town. We aren’t even properly listed on Google maps. There is no street light in my town! We have a school for K-8, and that’s where I went. We obviously are too small for a high school so my town paid for the students to go to any area high school, but bused to 4. I ended up going to the large public high school nearby because of their science program. Unfortunately, most of my friends went to different high schools.

3. Are you still friends with anyone that you met during school? Yeah, Facebook certainly helps us keep in touch and I try and see people when I go home. I met my friend Michele sophomore year and we’ve been friends ever since. She moved out here to San Diego last year and it is really nice having a friend I’ve known for that long around. We still drive around listening to 90’s music like we did when we were teenagers.

4. What activities were you involved in as a student? In junior high I played basketball, but switched to tennis when I got to high school. I also was involved in Science Olympiad and Environthon. Hold on to your hats, because this crazy liberal was also a charter member of my HS Teenage Republicans club. I also wrote for the school newspaper.

5. Did you bring your lunch, or did you get it at school? For the most part, I brought my lunch. Once in awhile I’d get “hot lunch” at school, but it was never very good.

6. Did you enjoy shopping for clothing and school supplies? School supplies. In 6th grade I had a really crazy binder and all my notebook paper was blue and pink. Clothing shopping with my mom was traumatic. Nothing like having your mom yell across the store “Look, they have this in size EDIT!” Plus, we had such different styles.

7. Name a song or a band that reminds you of high school. Nirvana always takes me back. Kurt Cobain died my senior year.

8. Did you like school? Sometimes. I liked learning, I didn’t like the socialization until I got to college. I’ve always been good at school, but I had trouble relating to other kids. That’s a blog post in and of itself. I’m an only child, from a small town where everyone knew each other, then I went to a huge high school and was the new kid who broke the grade curve. It was rough.

9. How long have you been out of school? I think it’s been 9 years since I dropped out of graduate school. I was all-but-thesis in my MS for Applied Immunology and Molecular Biology degree. I took a year off to work in industry and figure out how I was going to write my thesis with my research work that I had been doing at a previous job. It was a mess, and then I moved to Atlanta with my boyfriend (who became my husband) when he got a new job opportunity. Never went back. Sometimes I wish I had, but it was a difficult situation, even if I had stayed.

10. What did you like most about school? What did you dislike most about school? I liked the routine. I liked my teachers. I liked feeling that I was good at things. I disliked gym class and mean kids. I also disliked riding the bus. I walked to school for 9 years, for high school we had to ride a bus. Ick.

This is me, the 6th grade un-power forward.  I loved those shoes, too.

This is me, the 6th grade un-power forward. I loved those shoes, too.

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