Kiki asks about school for today's Friday Fun
. I figure that high school is a little more appropriate for these questions than college, so most of my answers will be from that perspective1. School,…couldn’t wait or dreaded hell?
A mixture of both, I suppose. I actually enjoyed the process of Getting Ready For The Year: making a multi-folder, cleaning and organizing, making sure I had everything, and, for college, making sure I could get from Des Moines to Grinnell, getting my room the way I liked it, and so on. There were a lot of things to be excited about, but there were a lot of things not to be excited about.2. School supplies,… junkie or couldn’t care less?
JUNKIE. And I still am. I love cracking open a new notebook, using a new pencil or (drool
) pen, breaking the seal on a pack of index cards. Sometimes, office supply catalogs can be better than pr0n.3. The locker,… organized or a chaotic mess?
I never really used my lockers in high school (I was a "carry everything all the time" kid for a long time), so "organized" by default. Plus, they were really small, so there wasn't a lot of room to make a mess.4. Lunch time,… bring or buy?
A little from column A, a little from column B. The food, I would bring (ham sandwich, white bread, with butter--thanks, Dad!). The drink, I would buy.5. Sports,… jock or not?
I was part of football tryouts for a day because Coach Hamada really laid on the pressure, but I came to my senses and realized that I didn't give a damn about playing. I was on the track team for a single meet because I liked Chuckie Nakoa and he taught me the shotput and the discus. I sucked at both and didn't give a damn. I'm not particularly competitive in that way. So...not.6. Music,… band, chorus, orchestra, or none of the above? If yes, what insturment or part?
All three! I was in the color guard mostly because I was pressured into it, but it turned out to be kind of fun. (That's technically not the same as "in band," which I never was, but it was "in marching band.") In choir, I was a tenor. I played the cello for a year and was really no good at it because I never practiced.7. Report cards,… grounded or rewarded?!
I was a middlin' student. Mostly Bs for my entire school career, with a few As and Cs sprinkled here and there. I got a lot of Ds one semester in college, but by that time the punishment was not grounding, but losing a little bit of scholarship money.8. Reunions,… a good idea, or thanks, but no?
Well...up until a little while ago, I would have auto-answered "Thanks, but no." However, this year was our 20th Reunion year, and Michelle kindly "volunteered" to go. Her after-action report was intriguing enough that I'm considering the 25th.9. School friends,…. still have them or grown apart?
I still have the ones who matter the most.10. Favorite class?
Free period. Especially at the end of the day, especially with open campus privileges. As for a serious answer...geez, I don't know. "Papa" Suemori's English class was pretty damn good. Mrs. Cano's drama class, of course. I don't know.