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Life in the Dark Ages

Props to ajrose93 who in turn ganked this meme from thefreak, though I have seen it subsequently ganked uncredited (for shame!). This took a lot of head scratching to dredge up old and perhaps best forgotten memories, as I am not normally inclined to dwell on the past. (I hope the cut works.)

What year was it?

What were your three favorite bands?
Berliner Phiharmoniker, Elton John, Three Dog Night

What was your favorite song?
Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1 in G Minor

What was your favorite outfit?
Just about anything that wasn’t my school or band uniform.

What was up with your hair?
Finally growing back from the nightmare perm and cut I got from my mother’s hairdresser. Got a great ‘do while in London in the summer of ‘72.

Who were your best friends?
Nancy Sullivan (before that, Salome Rasquinha who moved to a different school district), Mary Anne (alas, I’ve forgotten her last name), Diana Dobbin. A bunch of friends went to a college prep school for their last year (Aida Keyes and Connie Wozniak). And Richard Rochefort from the Catholic boys’ school down the street.

What did you do after school?
Act in the drama club, write for the school newspaper, play in my high school band, enter into the city science fair, work at the school bingo. Basically anything that legitimately kept me out of the house that my folks couldn’t criticize. Obviously I was destined for law school.

Did you take the bus?
My Catholic girls school was downtown, so I either hitched a ride with my father or took two buses.

Who did you have a crush on?
An older guy I was dating at the time.

Did you fight with your parents?
I hate confrontation, so I generally avoided fights. I had three siblings who fought a lot with each other and with my parents. When it got ugly enough and I could no longer take it, I finally moved out before the school year ended and had to get special dispensation to graduate since I was in sudden need of a job. It sure beat suicide though.

Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?
Donald Sutherland. Still do.

Did you smoke cigarettes?
Nope. I came from a family of asthmatics. And the secondary smoke from working a bingo was quite enough, thank you very much.

Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?
What’s nervous making about finding your locker? That was also in the days before backpacks. In such primitive times, we just carried everything on our heads.

Did you have a 'clique'?
Not really. I was a bit of a loner who was yet able to mingle with a lot of folks, thanks to being quick with the jokes.

Did you have "The Max" like Zach, Kelly and Slater?
Je ne comprends pas. Expliquez.

Admit it, were you popular?
Comme çi, comme ça.

Who did you want to be just like?
Honey West, Emma Peel, Katharine Hepburn

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Prime Minister

Where did you think you'd be at the age you are now?
Dead. I couldn’t imagine the year 2000. I was sooo sure we’d have blown ourselves up by now. Certainly, I never would have dreamed I’d be living in LA.


( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
Jan. 29th, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)
<< Who did you want to be just like?
Honey West, Emma Peel, Katharine Hepburn >>

Damned if you didn't pull it off, too. :*
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