High School Senior Year

1. What School did u attend?
Wootton – it was in the ‘burbs

2. What year was it?
1995?

3. What were your favorite band(s) or artist(s)?
Jane’s Addiction, Prince, Pixies (FYI the summer after high school was the “Summer of Soul Coughing”, I believe)

4. What was your favorite outfit?
I wore long johns and short shorts a lot during the winter. Some would have said it was that dress I wore once or twice.

5. What was up with your hair?
I think it was floppy?

6. Who was your best friend(s)?
I never play favorites in that department

7. What did you do after school?
Either played music or listened to it or recorded it – I also sometimes used a camera.

8. Where did you work?
my Temple

9. Did you take the bus?
not my senior year, but every year before that

10. Who did you have a crush on?
I had a few and they knew who they were – …er rather some might

11. Did you have a girlfriend/boyfriend and who?
It’s only in the eye of the beholder

12. Did you fight with your parents?
hourly, until the 2nd semester of my senior year

13. Did you ever get detention?
never detention, but i had my share of in-school suspensions where I’d read UFO books and contemplate putting acid in the principal’s coffee cup

14. Favorite Subject?
Photography, even though my teacher hated me; Band, that teacher at least could stand me

16. Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?
Clare Danes?

17. Did you smoke cigarettes?
sometimes. and the minty kinds too – at least at first.

18. Where was your Senior Prom held?
I think at the school, but I really don’t even remember.

19. Did you have a “Max” (hangout) like Zach, Kelly & slater?
Maybe my Parent’s house… That or the Silver Diner.

20. Admit it, were you popular?
I was kinda the weirdo. Or at least I thought I was. But I did get voted to “Most Likely Be on TV” or something like that.

21. Who did you want to be just like?
Perry

22. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be in a band that toured.

23. Where did you think you’d be at the age you are now?
Dead

1 Response to “High School Senior Year”


  • I’m guessing you’d like for us to fill these in for ourselves. Since I can’t resist stuff like this, here goes:

    1. What School did u attend?
    Berlin Brothersvalley High School, Berlin, PA (82 people in my class, F your I)

    2. What year was it?
    1987 (god help us)

    3. What were your favorite band(s) or artist(s)?
    Yaz, Violent Femmes, Smiths, Lone Justice and Howard Jones

    4. What was your favorite outfit?
    camouflage shirt-type thing, with a bright yellow Penn State T-shirt, pegged (!) acid washed jeans and high top Chucks that I wrote “MORRISSEY” on with a Q-tip dipped in Clorox. I wish I were kidding.

    5. What was up with your hair?
    mostly short, buzzed for a period, and reddish

    6. Who was your best friend(s)?
    Three people I don’t talk to anymore. Not because of some drama, I just don’t talk to them.

    7. What did you do after school?
    Worked, smoked, drove around in my ’79 Plymouth Horizon. Sometimes play practice or band practice.

    8. Where did you work?
    At a Burger King on the PA turnpike. I actually loved it.

    9. Did you take the bus?
    When my ’79 Plymouth Horizon wouldn’t start, or I had no money for gas, or the roads were too bad, I’d take the bus.

    10. Who did you have a crush on?
    Ohhh…just about everyone.

    11. Did you have a girlfriend/boyfriend and who?
    I dated a rather roomy freshman girl until my friends’ constant teasing forced me to break up with her. She was cool and had that kind of removed from everything attitude. She liked Warren Zevon and knew who Generation X were.

    12. Did you fight with your parents?
    My dad more so than my mom.

    13. Did you ever get detention?
    Never. I was one of those kids who never got into trouble, and I could literally walk out of school when I wanted to and no one even suspected a thing. A dangerous power to have, really.

    14. Favorite Subject?
    I’m guessing it was English.

    16. Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?
    Again, it’d be easier to ask who I didn’t have a crush on. Probably Sting, if I’m honest. And Corey Hart.

    17. Did you smoke cigarettes?
    Yeah. I found a pack of something called True while I was cleaning the men’s bathroom at Burger King and smoked it over a course of six months. Then I bought some Marlboro Lights…and the rest is history, sad to say.

    18. Where was your Senior Prom held?
    At a local ski resort’s conference center. I had a ball.

    19. Did you have a “Max” (hangout) like Zach, Kelly & slater?
    I’m not sure what this refers to because I’m so bloody old. But I’m guessing it would have been the parking lot at said Burger King. We would hang out there, drink White Mountain coolers and listen to Eurythmics’ “Revenge” cassette and Madonna’s “True Blue.”

    20. Admit it, were you popular?
    Yeah, actually, in spite of efforts to not be. I was voted class president for reasons I still can’t justify. This means I have to plan every bloody reunion.

    21. Who did you want to be just like?
    This girl called Annie who I met at the PA state forensics tournament. She had Natalie Merchant hair (circa In My Tribe) and was smart, cool, and way more mature than I think I’ll ever be.

    22. What did you want to be when you grew up?
    International pop star loved the world over.

    23. Where did you think you’d be at the age you are now?
    Oh…married. Teaching. A father. A homeowner. I’m none of them now. And thank God for that.

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