Q & A Monday: School Days

So my two week blog vacation has been more like a month and I am still not close to being done with unpacking.  I swear if we didn't need to do so much prep on the house to be able to move in, I would be done by now.

And I know it isn't Monday anymore, but I had a horrible migraine all day yesterday.  So without further ado, here is this week's Monday Questions Fun! (With a little collage of Young Hailey.)

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Yours Truly in my school days.  Clockwise from top left: Me and my giant bangs in 2nd grade; 4th grade dance photo.  I was an Emerald City Soldier in a Wizard of Oz production.; My friend Orissa and I in 12th grade; My senior picture; 9th or 10th grade, headed to a choir recital; my friend Derek and I in 10th grade.

It is time again for Friend Makin' Monday.  If you have a blog, I would like to invite you to answer the questions as well.  Leave me a comment here, so I know you are playing.  Then you can also leave a comment over at All The Weigh, so other folks can check out your answers as well.  It is a fun way to connect to other bloggers.

School Days

1.  What was your favorite subject in school?  

I loved drama class in almost all of my schools.

2. Did you attend elementary school and high school in the same town? 
Kind of, but no. lol  We moved around a lot, so I had 3 elementary schools and 3 high schools.  The longest I ever lived in one place, I was able to attend 5th grade through 10th grade in the same place.

3.  Are you still friends with anyone that you met during school?  
I am.  Facebook has helped me get back in touch with a lot of the people I went to school with. I am still friends with some girls I met in 5th grade and another girl I met in 2nd grade, even.  And, of course, some of my high school chums as well. So that is cool!

4. What activities were you involved in as a student?
I was Vice President of the Drama Club in middle school. That took up most of my time. Plus, my best friend at the time and I would make movies in our spare time. In high school, I was involved in Drama Club and Choir.

5. Did you bring your lunch, or did you get it at school? 

Mostly I had to bring my lunch.  My mom put me on SlimFast when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, so I was only allowed to have what was in my lunchbox and no one would trade with me.  Also, I didn't want to get my ass beat when I got home....so I followed the rules.  As I grew older, I probably did a little of both, but mostly I brought my lunch.

6. Did you enjoy shopping for clothing and school supplies?  
Yes! That was the best part about school.  I am still obsessed with school supplies to this day.  I always have to go check out the inventory when it comes out.

7. Name a song or a band that reminds you of high school. 
Hmmmm, I guess anything from 94 to 98.  I listened to music a LOT back then. There are songs we sang in choir that remind me of people and feelings, specifically we did "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera in choir and I made a mixtape for my friends when I moved that had that song on it.  For me personally, I have always loved NKOTB, so I listened to them most of the time at home because they made me happy and were my escape from a not-so-great home life. Their last album (prior to the reunion in 2008) came out in 1994, so I listened to it quite a bit.

8. Did you like school?
I liked aspects of it, like hanging out with friends and doing creative things and learning.  But mostly it was a place I dreaded going.  I got made fun of so much and I was such a shy kid that starting a new school terrified me to no end.  Sometimes it was better than being home though. I got good grades so I could hurry up and get out of there.

9. How long have you been out of school?  
Oh, you made me get out the calculator. lol  I graduated 15 years ago.  WHAT?!!?

10.  What did you like most about school?  What did you dislike most about school?  
I guess I answered that in #8.  Plus, I'd add that I hated getting up early and I hated doing homework. I was very anal about getting my homework done and making my handwriting a certain way.  Looking back, there was probably some kind of OCD meds I should have been on to make things easier on me....but I would start my homework as soon as I got home at 3/3:30, break for dinner and potty breaks, and not be done until midnight or 1 am.  So I don't miss that mess at all.

Now it is your turn to take a moment to answer this week's questions!  I hope you all have a happy week!


  1. Oh good, someone else's high school choir had godawful dresses, too. The ones for the lower-level choir were sort of ok, but they had horrible puffy sleeves and bows on the ass. The higher-level ones looked like fucking hefty bags, and the year they ordered them, there was like one fat girl in the whole choir, so you had to have some SENIORITY to get that dress. I had to rip out every single dart in a smaller size and wear some corset-like shit to be able to zip it, it's a wonder I could sing at all. My senior year, I got the dress that fit, and a junior was all like I CALL DIBS NEXT YEAR. I actually pointed out to my (male) (probably gay) choir director that if they ordered dresses again that (a) no more hefty bag awful taffeta with ruffles and (b) it's easier to take in a dress that's too big than make a too-small dress bigger.

  2. I should have put this on my FMM, but one of the things I remember as far as music goes was Weird Al Yankovic, LOL. My two besties and I used to hang out and listen to his songs, and we'd of course make up lyrics of our own sometimes. Silly, fun memories.

    On the same page with the OCD handwriting, too, though that was mostly in the 5th-8th grade.

  3. Love Weird Al!! That is a great memory! And it makes me feel less crazy I wasn't the only one being OCD. I got made fun of for it all the time but I couldn't not do it.

  4. I was shocked the dress fit me at all. But it did have those puffy sleeves. lol I felt foolish wearing it, but then all my friends had to wear it to so it wasn't so bad. The guys had it way easier. lol

  5. It is a great memory, and it happened in high school. Wow, something good (sort of) came out of high school.

    I just wanted everything to look nice when I turned it in. Well, more than nice, perfect.
    People pick on each other for the strangest things, don't they?