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Friday, September 10, 2010

Flashback Friday: ME - only younger

I'm feeling a little dry tonight for Flashback Friday.  My most recent inspiration was a trip to Disney with the family, but any flashbacks I get from that go back to pre-middle school years; definitely not YA.  I didn't do Grad Night (mistake?) because I had no interest in paying $100 to schlep around Disney in a dress and less-than-comfortable shoes. *yes, me dork*
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So, looking back, I've created a list of some of my 10 most memorable high school moments:
1.  Meeting my life-long best friend as a new freshman on the practice field for marching band.
2.  Quitting band in 10th grade after trying to switch from flute to oboe and ending up sucking at both.
3.  Riding a bus all night long to get from south Florida to Wake Forest University for the Early Bird speech and debate competition - and the coach only allowing us to eat at Cracker Barrel. Crazy but so much fun!
4.  Getting invited to prom as a freshman.
5.  Learning my dad had a heart attack the night before my sophomore prom, finding out the hard way I'm allergic to escargot at prom dinner, and having to visit my dad in the hospital the next day.*
6.  Giving up my acting elective because (a) I couldn't sing and (b) my grandmother told me I'd never be pretty enough to be an actress.
7.  Riding in the homecoming parade and getting my 15 minutes of fame, even though I wasn't part of the "official" court.
8.  Struggling with my own self worth as a poor kid amongst a bunch of rich kids.
9.  Figuring out that I was smarter than I'd given myself credit for; I just had to want it.
10. Falling head over in heels in love and staying there for a long time.

What are some of your most memorable moments?

* this is probably one of my worst memories ever.  speaking of which, you should hope over to the Oasis and leave your worst HS memory in the comments for a chance to win a copy of the critically acclaimed The Local News.


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