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Thursday, February 4, 2016

If You Knew Me In High School...

I saw this fun post on Karli's blog and thought, "That's fun!" Then I tabbed over to Facebook, because who doesn't have 100 tabs open at once right, and low and behold! I had been tagged in an old high school cheerleading photo (you know, we didn't have digital stuff back then so it was a pic of a pic). "That's it!" I thought. I need to do one of these posts too. It's been a long time since there was a "get to know you" blog post so why not? Here's what would have gone down if y'all knew me in high school:

Hey braces


If you knew me in high school...
You'd know I made a quick transition from being "alternative" with pink hair in Jr High to preppy girl on the cheerleading team between grades 8-9. Literally overnight, I determined being alternative was super dumb, took a hard left turn and went as preppy and peppy as I could.

If you knew me in high school...
You'd know I never dated anyone from MY high school, and St. Louis Park boys never asked me out. Never. Not once. But the second I showed up at a party at a different high school, I was a hot commodity and was never single. Don't know what was wrong with those St. Louis Park boys but they were all short anyway so I wasn't interested. Seriously, I was taller than all of them but a certain Chris Johnson. But he had a {much shorter} girlfriend. Your loss, CJ!

If you knew me in high school...
You'd know I was the first one to learn how to drive a stick and taught my friends. I had a 1989 Honda Accord. Two of them actually. And a 1990 Honda Civic. And a 1998 Mazda Protege. And a 2002 Mazda Protege. I crashed a lot of cars y'all.

If you knew me in high school...
You'd know I was a three-season athlete - cheerleading (competitive, fall and winter seasons) and track & field. I was a sprinter but got slower every year. Or the other girls got faster, who can really be sure?

If you knew me in high school...
I was pretty active on the party scene. I don't know how I stayed out so late and my a$$ didn't get grounded on the reg, but I think my parents either let a lot slide with me BECAUSE I was so involved with school or because I was the youngest and they were tired of fighting that battle. Again, who can be sure?!

If you knew me in high school...
You'd know I rarely, if ever, studied. I was in honors and AP classes. I just didn't give a rip about academics. I remember briefly looking over some notes before the AP Psychology exam. I got college credit for that (whoohoo!), but I only scored a 23 on my ACT. Oops. Never even took the SAT because why test twice?

If you knew me in high school...
You'd know that I attempted to work at Abercromie & Fitch for exactly two weeks before the pounding music and horrific cologne drove me to call my manager with a fake injury from cheerleading. "Sorry can't come in, sprained my ankle!" I never went back and also never collected a paycheck from the four shifts I worked. They paid a measly $6.50/hr so I wasn't worried about it #notmissingmuch

It's funny to think back on my high school self! In many ways, I'm still the exact same person: I didn't give a hoot what anyone thought then and still don't. If I liked it I did it, and if I didn't like it I didn't do it. Adult life requires a bit more compromise than that, but my arm still needs a good twisting to do those mundane tasks! Have you ever thought back to your high school self?


19 comments:

  1. Your hair looks so cute! Nothing like the other horrific high school hair I've seen!

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  2. This is such a fun post. I'd like to see some pictures of that pink hair. Same girl, I partied so much in HS I wonder how I was ever successful in life but at least I got a lot of it out of my system before college.

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  3. Ah high school days. Always fun to look back and reflect though a bit ha! And yeah A&F. Hard pass.

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  4. Hahaha! I can TOTALLY see you like this in high school. I CANNOT see you working at A&F. HA!
    I bet you would have LOVED me in high school... probably would have loved to pick on me more than anything. #GoodyTwoShoes

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  5. This was SUCH a fun post, especially as I'm getting to know you more. I love how you just decided being alternative was dumb and made a swift 180 change. We would have been great high school buds : )

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  6. This is such a great post. It's always fun seeing how we've grown and learned since high school.

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  7. Girl we were very similar in HS, except my spring sport was tennis (I quit track and field in 8th grade). I was never really punk, but I would love to see some of that pink hair you sported. And I swear I partied more in HS than college. My parents let it all slide.

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  8. i laughed so hard at 'I crashed a lot of cars y'all'. and gosh, that picture - you look exactly the same! i can barely walk past abercrombie & fitch, i would not have lasted more than 2 weeks either. that's awesome you are still the same person, meaning you were awesome in high school as well.. i was not awesome in high school - not that i think i am awesome now, but i'm glad i'm not the same person. i was insecure, whiny, annoying and such a follower. blech. no thanks.

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  9. What a fun post idea! It's so weird thinking back to high school. I love reminiscing! I also had a Mazda Protege.. and then a Mazda 3 after the Protege got totaled. But it wasn't my fault!!! <-- always am adamant on pointing that out lol

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  10. What a fun post! The A & F store comment cracked me up. And to think about how little you made, UGH! That store stinks! Loved seeing the picture too!

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  11. This is such a fun idea for a post! Oh Abercrombie and Fitch ha! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. HAHA What a fun post! I had the same attitude towards the SAT... if I already took the ACT, why bother with the SAT? And, Oh A&F. Memories! But yes - why must their store be so loud and stinky??? Aren't teenagers stinky enough?

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  13. Hahahaha! Yessss! We would have been friends and on the cheer squad and in the same classes! Never studying though :) Ha I also crashed a lot of cars :0 Whoops! Loved this post :)

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  14. I love these types of posts! It's so funny to see how we've changed.

    Emma | www.thehappyjournal.com

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  15. Will probably be stealing this post!! I can see you as a cheerleader!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  16. hahah this is awesome!! I laughed the entire time..my favorite part "or the other girls got faster, who can be sure?!"
    ~Mattie
    www.mattiesmakings.com

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  17. Hahaha I felt the same way when I ran track in high school! Literally got worse every year but just kept on runnin. And I love your A&F comment! So true. I love this post!

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