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Thanks to JimK, who is probably going to be a little startled at some of my answers...

The Senior Year Meme

What year was it?

‘83-84

What were your favorite bands or musical artists?

Aerosmith. Boston. REO Speedwagon. Rush. Iron Maiden. Styx. Sammy Hagar. Van Halen. Pretty much what is defined as "Classic Rock" nowadays shrug

What was your favorite outfit?

Jeans and a T-shirt. It still is.

What was up with your hair?

Fairly short. Long enough to grab, but not long enough to need a ponytail.

Who were your best friends?

Glenn. Jacqui. Richard. David. Tammy and Aline. Most of the debate team.

Where did you work?

Lotsa places. Bussed tables at Pizza Hut. Worked at O.G.Wilson's at the mall. Telemarketed. Worked at the mall arcade.

Did you take the bus?

Midland didn't have a public transportation and I only lived about 2 blocks from the school. I didn't own my first car, though, until my 20th birthday.

Who did you have a crush on?

A few young ladies. I was a little nerdly, but not so much that I didn't attract girls. It would be ungentlemanly to elaborate on some of the more interesting occurrences that year.

Did you fight with your parents?

My parents had separated (I found when I was 21 that they had never been married, and New York didn't recognize Common-Law marriages in the mid-1960s) when I was 3, and I rarely spoke to him, but I got along pretty well with my mom.

Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?

Kirstie Alley (during "Cheers", she was s-s-s-s-mokin'!).

Did you smoke cigarettes?

Yeah, about a pack a day. Plus the occasional "experimentation".

Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack because you were too nervous to find your locker?

No. I traded books and supplies as necessary between classes. But I always carried some sci-fi book or other for the slack times...

Did you have a ‘clique’?

No, I was one of the outsiders, having joined that school (after all the cliques had been firmly established among the classes) halfway through my junior year. I had contacts just about everywhere, but no cliques.

Did you have “The Max” like Zach Kelly and Slater?

Who?

Admit it, were you popular?

"Popular" as in "well-known" - yes. "Popular" as in "everybody wants to hang out with me" - nope. Real friends were few and far between.

Who did you want to be just like?

Tom Cruise from "Risky Business". But I always ended up a little like Corey Feldman, except without all the supermodels from Sweden and the fancy cars.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Grow...? Up? Seriously, I just adapted. I have lived a fairly hectic lifestyle, been halfway around the world and back, seen some sights that would amaze and amuse just about anyone, and been impressed by most. In my day I have been many things: a grocery sacker, a retail sales clerk (many times with many different products), a Care Bear TM (just for an afternoon), a busboy and dishwasher, arcade attendant, a pizza delivery guy, a Surface-To-Air Missile Radar Tech, a Bombing Range Safety Coordinator, a firefighter, a shipboard radar operator, a professional softball umpire (ASA), a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman, a telemarketing manager, an Office Manager for an ISP, a computer hardware technician, and finally self-employed. I have tutored students from elementary all the way up through college (including a few people going for their MA needing help with the hard sciences).

I just strived to be wiser and kinder, as well as older. The rest takes care of itself.



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